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heat-assisted magnetic


Western Digital enlists helium for 6TB energy-efficient drives

Mammoth data centers need more data capacity and lower power consumption. The new Ultrastar He6 drives float a new concept for achieving those ends.

By November 4, 2013


Seagate reaches 1Tb per square inch, hard drive to reach 60TB capacity

Seagate says that it has reached the milestone of storage density that offers 1 terabit (1 trillion bits) per square inch, using Heat-Assisted Magnetic recording technology that promises a 60TB hard drive within the next decade.

By March 19, 2012


The hard drive at 50

Hard drives have come a long way since debuting 50 years ago this week. Do they still have room to shrink?

September 11, 2006


Fujitsu joins the perpendicular storage revolution

Hard drive vendor has joined its rivals in turning to perpendicular techniques to pack more data on the platter.

By August 30, 2006


A divide over the future of hard drives

Room temperatures should derail the current line of disk drive development soon, so changes are coming.

By August 23, 2006


Midlife crisis for the hard drive

After years of doubling the amount of data that can be crammed onto a hard-drive platter, the pace is starting to slow.

By August 11, 2003