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Hitachi sure does love some perpendicular recording, and in between making trippy videos about the tech, it seems like it's busy improving it -- the company just announced that it's increased the max storage density of magnetic recording to 610Gb per square inch. That's far denser than current techn...

August 1st 2008 at 6:31pm 0 Comments
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Just when solid-state drives were about to catch up to the spinners, Hitachi has gone and announced that it is working on a 5TB hard drive. It says the drive should be available by 2010 in a 3.5-inch format and will use perpendicular CPP-GMR tech to achieve some serious density. Just to show off, Hi...

July 3rd 2008 at 10:18am 0 Comments
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While everyone is waiting for the price of 128GB SSDs or hell, the 32GB variety to bottom-out, Samsung and others have been quietly beefing up their slim, 1.8-inch N-Series hard drives from 20 to 30 to 40 and now... 60GB using perpendicular recording techniques. Better yet, Sammy's drives are just 5...

January 25th 2007 at 12:29pm 0 Comments
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Who uses 1.8-inch drives? Why Apple's 5.5G iPod (among other notables) of course. So if you're thinking about the next big thing, remember this, Tosh just announced their 100GB, 1.8-inch hard disk drive due for mass production starting January. The new drives use perpendicular storage technology li...

December 5th 2006 at 8:42am 0 Comments