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News HGST claims double-density hard drive breakthrough

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by Gareth Halfacree, 1 Mar 2013.

  1. Gareth Halfacree

    Gareth Halfacree WIIGII! Staff Administrator Super Moderator Moderator

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  2. Christopher N. Lew

    Christopher N. Lew Folding in memory of my father

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    I got quite excited about this until " isn't quite ready".

    Still - first post. Yeah!
     
  3. ArthurB

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    When can we start calling them Western Digital? That first sentence is a bit of a mouthful.
     
  4. Noob?

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    8Tb, 10Tb HDD's? :jawdrop:

    Wonder what the warranty will be like? Not what it use to be. :grr:
     
  5. Goty

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    Well, since those are just 1TB and 1.25TB respectively, I'd expect they're probably around the same length as those for 1-3TB today. ;)
     
  6. edzieba

    edzieba Virtual Realist

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    I guess I'll wait for High Density HDDs...
     
  7. adidan

    adidan Avatar is back out of season.

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    They're looking towards the end of the decade? Alot can happen tech-wise in 7 years, much that will no doubt make this announcement pointless.
     
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    One day when we get down to Picometer then femtometer manufacturing, then what? Does the Integrated Circuit end? The mind boggles
     
  9. yougotkicked

    yougotkicked A.K.A. YGKtech

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    for once my interest level didn't drop off entirely when i read that the tech was far from market, magnetic storage is one of the few markets where I've seen radical new tech adopted quickly and effectively (perpendicular recording).

    @Jimbob: at some point in the next few manufacturing shrinks we will have to go sub-atomic via spintronics (using electron spin to represent bits), can't imagine what comes after that, maybe nothing, but i doubt it.
     
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    in a decades time we will be able to store data in our living tissue. pls come sooner.

    imagine, living tissue, when u want to delete certain data u just need to take a shower :p ha
     
  11. ferret141

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    As yougotkicked said we'll start using Quantum Physics.
     
  12. Acanuck

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    If I had a penny for every time someone makes that mistake ....
    The net is full of them: downlaod speeds being described in millibits per second (mbps) in stead of Megabytes per second (MB/s), GPU clocks referred to in milli hecto zepto (mhz) , rather than MegaHertz (MHz) ... even Windows measures file sizes in Kelvin Bytes.

    If you're really being picky, I'd argue it's HDDs, not HDD's.
     

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