Monday, 15 October 2007

Disk Sizes Continue to Dazzle

HGST (Hitachi Global Storage Technologies) announced yesterday that they have managed to further miniaturise the drive heads they use in the hard disk drives. I hadn't realised exactly how small these recording heads were; apparently 2000 times smaller than the width of a human hair. Called "current perpendicular-to-the-plane giant magnetoresistive1 (CPP-GMR) heads" (I copied that from the press release to save me getting it wrong) which is a snappy title for any technology, these new heads will apparently move us closer to 4TB drives.

As I previously posted, hard drive technology these days is just amazing. All I can say, is keep it up guys!

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