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[ARS] Seagate demos terabit-per-inch hard disk technology

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Seagate is preparing the first commercial hard disks capable of storing one trillion bits of data per square inch on its platters using a technology called heat assisted magnetic recording (HAMR). That means 3.5-inch hard drives with capacities of 6 terabytes could be just around the corner—and 60-terabyte drives are that much closer to becoming a reality.

http://arstechnica.com/business/news/2012/03/hamr-time-seagate-demos-terabyte-per-inch-hard-disk-technology.ars
Edited by donthaveacow - 3/20/12 at 5:34pm
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All we need is a price drop. I'd love to see 2tb drives hit 70 bucks biggrin.gif
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Wonder how much these will cost upon first release, or what it'll do to existing hard drive prices..

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I'd love to see 2tb drives hit 70 bucks again biggrin.gif

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Nice find. Rep+
I hope the prices of HDDs normalize over the next 3 months. I postponed getting an additional drive cause of the insane prices atm.
    
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unless this is less expensive per gb vs the currently high prices i dont see it doing well.
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Seagate is preparing the first commercial hard disks capable of storing one trillion bits of data per square inch on its platters using a technology called heat assisted magnetic recording (HAMR). That means 3.5-inch hard drives with capacities of 6 terabytes could be just around the corner—and 60-terabyte drives are that much closer to becoming a reality.

Title is wrong if article is correct. Should read "[ARS] Seagate demos terabit-per-inch hard disk technology" byte=8 bits.
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well with 70~ square inches roughly for a 4 platter hard drive the max data capacity for a drive is roughly 8.75TB give or take
unless i'm calculating it wrong or used the wrong measurements(highly likely)
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In October, as Ars reported, researchers at Singapore's Institute of Materials Research and Engineering announced in October that they had developed a process that could create drive surfaces with densities of 3.3 terabits per square inch.
since the terabit per inch makes an 8.75TB drive multiply that by 3.3, and you get roughly 28TB
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Seagate = mandatory RAID and backups. I can't imagine trusting even 500gb to one Seagate drive, let alone 20+ terabytes.
    
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Holy crap, they are coming out with this already, I remember hearing some about heat assisted magnetic recording a coupe of years ago and even last year, would be pretty awesome and if I remember right it says that it allows much faster reads and writes also.
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