Mammoth data centers need more data capacity and lower power consumption. The new Ultrastar He6 drives float a new concept for achieving those ends.
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.
Hard drives have come a long way since debuting 50 years ago this week. Do they still have room to shrink?
Hard drive vendor has joined its rivals in turning to perpendicular techniques to pack more data on the platter.
Room temperatures should derail the current line of disk drive development soon, so changes are coming.
After years of doubling the amount of data that can be crammed onto a hard-drive platter, the pace is starting to slow.