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Solid state disks are slowly gaining ground on traditional hard drives, particularly in laptops, but that isn’t stopping Hitachi from continuing to push HDDs to the limit. While recent developments in the field are already yielding one terabyte units, Hitachi believes they can have a commercial 3.5-inch hard drive on the market that can hold 5TB by 2010.

The company aims to achieve this boost in capacity with write heads that use something called current perpendicular-to-the-plane giant magnetoresistance (CPP-GMR), which pushed data density above one terabit per square inch. But it seems that Hitachi isn't the only one that is considering the release of a 5TB hard disk, Fujitsu also has some plans of their own – though fewer details on the technology used to achieve this have been made available.
http://www.techspot.com/news/30728-H...sk-drives.html
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is this a case of mines bigger than yours?

seriously 5TB? who needs that much storage on a domestic level...
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is this a case of mines bigger than yours?

seriously 5TB? who needs that much storage on a domestic level...
Those who own 50 copies of every episode of Dragonball, Dragonball Z and Dragonball GT... o_o;
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seriously 5TB? who needs that much storage on a domestic level...
Between my OSs, games, and storage, I'm using 2TB and change. By 2010 I'll probably be at just under 5TB.
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seriously 5TB? who needs that much storage on a domestic level...
Someone with an HTPC and every movie known to man?

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what i want to know is how many days is it going to take to format :
    
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Lots of ppl use hella space. I personally only have about 200GB of data on my 750GB drive, and then a 640GB Raid 0 for my system, but it's not hard to use more. I guess I'm just too cheap to buy hella movies or whatever.
    
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