Thursday, March 22, 2012

Seagate Breaks the 1 Terabit per square Inch Barrier

Running low on hard disk space? Not enough storage to keep all your high definition movies and lossless audio collection? Filling up gigabytes with dozens of family videos in HD and 16MP photos in Raw format?

Well, once again, the impossible becomes possible, and Seagate paves the way to even larger hard drives with a new technique that allows them to store over 1Terabit of data per square inch.

What does this mean?

For the immediate future it means we'll be starting to see 6TB 3.5" drives, and 2TB 2.5" drives. But in the future this same technique will allow drives to grow up to 60TB! That should be more than enough for most people... not to mention how much extra space that will mean for companies like Google and Amazon, will all their petabytes of data requirements.

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