Hitachi's Perpendicular Recording

Posted on Sunday, Apr 10 2005 @ 18:47 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
Hitachi made a little bit childish movie to show people what perpendicular recording is all about.
In March 2005, Hitachi Global Storage Technologies demonstrated an areal density of 230 gigabits per square inch (Gb/in2) on perpendicular recording technology, the highest areal density achieved to date based on vertical recording. This accomplishment represents a doubling of today’s highest data densities on longitudinal recording technology. At the current rate of growth, Hitachi expects to see products shipping at 230 Gb/in2 in 2007, translating into storage capacities of up to 20 gigabytes* on Hitachi’s one-inch Microdrive and up to one terabyte on the Hitachi 3.5-inch Deskstar hard drive.
You can watch the flash movie here. Or view some more info at this page.


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