Linked by David Adams on Tue 20th Mar 2012 17:27 UTC, submitted by sawboss
Hardware, Embedded Systems "In the world of hard drives storage, density is king and Seagate has just achieved a major breakthrough that guarantees major storage gains for the next decade. That breakthrough is managing to squeeze 1 terabit (1 trillion bits) of data into a square inch or space, effectively opening the way for larger hard drives over the coming years beyond the 3TB maximum we currently enjoy. How much of an improvement does this storage milestone offer? Current hard drives max out at around 620 gigabits per square inch, meaning Seagate has improved upon that by over 50%. However, that's just the beginning."
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RE: Faster now !
by aligatro on Tue 20th Mar 2012 22:29 UTC in reply to "Faster now !"
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I was under the impression that it already does it. It reads multiple metal disks at the same time, to parallelise read and write. The only way to make it faster is to add more disks. I suspect those new harddrives are going to be almost as fast as average SSD. They increased physical density, so much more information can be read/written at the same time.

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