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RobertoOrtiz
01-17-2006, 03:04 PM
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"The new approach that aligns bits of data vertically rather than horizontally enables Seagate and other drive vendors to further boost the density of drives without increasing the risk of scrambling data.
Since the first hard drive was introduced 1956, bits have been arranged in a flat, horizontal fashion on the spinning platters. To boost capacity, engineers reduced the size of the particles whose magnetic state is what actually remembers data."

>>LINK<< (http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20060117/ap_on_hi_te/seagate_drives;_ylt=Am3vP6WjouSCdHyyi558ufqs0NUE;_ylu=X3oDMTA3cjE0b2MwBHNlYwM3Mzg-)

-R

kees
01-17-2006, 03:12 PM
It has even been made into a song a good while ago:

http://www.hitachigst.com/hdd/research/recording_head/pr/PerpendicularAnimation.html


-Kees

Dennik
01-17-2006, 03:37 PM
Wow, it took them only 30 years to think of that one.

slaughters
01-17-2006, 04:24 PM
Wow, it took them only 30 years to think of that one.I expect it was thought up long ago :) . It just took this long for the tech to advance enough to make it economically feasible.

P.S. Nice song kees - After watching it I now know that it was Disco dancing which made it all possible :)

Enlighter
01-17-2006, 05:37 PM
Do we really need hard drives bigger then 500gb though? I have two 250gb's and thats plenty. Unless your running a server whats the point of much more?

enygma
01-17-2006, 05:42 PM
I have 2 500GB drives in my system. Personally, if I could get 2 1TB drives, it would be nice to run them in a failsafe (RAID 1) mode. I would like to maintain my 1TB of personal storage, yet have added failsafe to help protect from disk failure.

At the moment, I can only fit 2 drives in my system, otherwise, I'm looking at a Firewire 800 solution, like an external LaCie drive of some sort.

pgp_protector
01-17-2006, 05:56 PM
Do we really need hard drives bigger then 500gb though? I have two 250gb's and thats plenty. Unless your running a server whats the point of much more?

Some do, but what about using the new teck to allow your Laptop HD to hit 160G ?

http://www.behardware.com/news/7618/barracuda-7200-9-and-momentus-5400-3.html

With the new teck, that's what there doing now.

charleyc
01-17-2006, 06:29 PM
Do we really need hard drives bigger then 500gb though? I have two 250gb's and thats plenty. Unless your running a server whats the point of much more?

As HD takes off, anyone doing video editing or animation can eat through 500 GB in no time. The more hard drives, the more heat. More data in less space is always better :D

Kees- that song is hilarious.

chrisWhite
01-17-2006, 07:54 PM
I do DV editing at work and I have access to two 400GB hard drives and I'm still constenly deleting files to get just a little more video in there, and this is over just one project (though a large one). I will gladly take any advancements in hard-drives the industry can pull off.

franciscohs
01-17-2006, 11:14 PM
I have 2 500GB drives in my system. Personally, if I could get 2 1TB drives, it would be nice to run them in a failsafe (RAID 1) mode. I would like to maintain my 1TB of personal storage, yet have added failsafe to help protect from disk failure.

At the moment, I can only fit 2 drives in my system, otherwise, I'm looking at a Firewire 800 solution, like an external LaCie drive of some sort.

You don't need to wait for 1TB drives for that, just buy another 500Gb disk and use RAID 5, probably cheaper and you can have it now.

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