Wednesday, October 3, 2012

TDK Makes Amazing Breakthrough in Hard Drive Density

TDK Logo.jpg
 
Hard drive sizes have continued to grow over the years, but recently that seems to have slowed down a bit.  I mean, we have 1TB drives, but there hasn't seemed to be too much more than that lately.
 
Now comes word that TDK has discovered a way to massively increase the storage size of hard drives.
 
Without getting too technical the company has discovered a way to increase the density of hard drives by roughly 50%.  Currently the limit is 1TB/inch of hard disk but now the density can be 1.5 TB/inch.
 
Basically that means 3.5 inch hard drives (which are the size used in desktop computers) will have available sizes of 2TB, 4TB, and 6 TB.
 
The smaller 2.5 inch drives (used in laptops) will have 1 TB, 2 TB, and 3TB capacities.
 
It seems Moore's Law just keeps on rolling.  Imagine a laptop with 3TB...

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