Are we all about the SSDs these days? From a performance standpoint, yes, but for mass storage needs, it's tough to beat the magnets.
Toshiba is devoting time into the old hard disk realm and have come up with a way to fit lots more data on a given space. The company claims to have successfully produced a hard disk where the magnetic bits are organized in rows; this is called bit-patterned media.
With its bit-patterned prototype, Toshiba said that it has achieved a density of 2.5 terabits per square inch. This is way ahead of what's available on current drives, which top out at 541 gigabits per square inch.
It'll be a while before we see drives based on this technology, however, as Toshiba doesn't see these hitting the market before 2013, according to IDG.
Read more from the EETimes.
They arnt talking about a 2.5tb drive, they are talking about per in(2).
equivalent to around a 10tb drive on 3 platers. And 10tb is alot of disc space.
SSD definatly have the speed but the HDD's still stand for the bulk storage and im quite sure SSD prices will still be to high for consumers to have the bulkstorage based on the tech, i predict most computers will have a SDD for system disk and a HDD for bulk storage.