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[TPU] TDK Uses Lasers To Double Hard Disc Capacity, Helping Save HDs From Extinction

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As this technology isn’t ready for prime time, TDK is keeping quiet about the precise details of how it works. Developing new storage technology is very expensive for any one company, therefore hard drive manufacturers club together and belong to the Storage Technology Alliance to pool their resources together. However, when the new technology is ready, we could be looking at the upcoming 4TB drives using 4 platters now, have 8TB capacity, or conversely, the same capacity with half the platters. This explains why almost as soon as one drive manufacturer brings out a new high capacity drive, the others follow in short order, all using the same technology and hopefully without too many patent disputes.
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Wouldn't mind a 16 member RAID 6 array of those beasts personally..
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I APPROVE OF THIS TECH...
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so do I.. a few 8TB drives in my FreeNas box would be awesome.
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Great
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so do I.. a few 8TB drives in my FreeNas box would be awesome.
Right now Newegg has a 3 TB hard-drive for $180. 8 TB doesn't seem very exciting when they still haven't even found the right materials needed to make it work.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822148736
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amazing!
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with a couple of these i could get my case to have a reasonable weight again
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I used to think past one GB was pointless and silly

but now I have a LOT of RAW pics and AVCHD recordings on my 4TB cluster, that I am now looking forward to this
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Bit early to talk about saving hard drives from extinction even without this new tech.
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