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New method of storing data on hard drives

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November 19, 2005 9:45:01 PM

Hello,

A while back on Tom's Hardware Guide, I could have sworn that I read hard drive manufacturers will be coming out with a different method of storing data on the hard drive disks. It would make hard drives be able to store 5 times as much info on a disk as today. This would boost laptop drive to about 500gb. I cannot find that article again.

Has anyone heard about this? When willit be out, will the be a performace gain?

Thank you,

Anthony
a b G Storage
November 21, 2005 6:45:26 PM

The new technology will have the magnetic orientation vertical instead of horizontal. This will increase overall density on the drive while reducing the chance of data corruption from the bits switching due to magnetic influence from the other data.
clicky
November 21, 2005 11:34:49 PM

Thank you,

Sounds like it is going to be a while before we see any drives using this technology
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