Seagate to move all HDDs to perpendicular recording by late 2006

Posted on Thursday, Jul 28 2005 @ 01:18 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
Hard disk drive manufacturer Seagate says it will switch its entire HDD production to use perpendicular recording technology by the end of next year.
No other company has yet made bold claims about such a rapid transition of production to perpendicular recording technology. Seagate’s first hard disk drive to use platters with perpendicular recording capability will be 2.5” Momentus 5400.3 with capacity of 160GB and ship date scheduled for winter. This means that the overall transition would be essentially completed in about a year time – a rather ambitious plan, which may provide Seagate a number of advantages, if executed as claimed.
More details at X-bit Labs


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