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Old 01 January 2006   #1
New Technology Boosts Hard Drive Capacity

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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."

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Old 01 January 2006   #2
It has even been made into a song a good while ago:

http://www.hitachigst.com/hdd/resea...rAnimation.html


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Old 01 January 2006   #3
Wow, it took them only 30 years to think of that one.
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Old 01 January 2006   #4
Originally Posted by Dennik: 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
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Old 01 January 2006   #5
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?
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Old 01 January 2006   #6
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.
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Old 01 January 2006   #7
Originally Posted by Enlighter: 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...tus-5400-3.html

With the new teck, that's what there doing now.
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Old 01 January 2006   #8
Originally Posted by Enlighter: 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

Kees- that song is hilarious.
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Old 01 January 2006   #9
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.
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Old 01 January 2006   #10
Originally Posted by enygma: 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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