Items tagged with bit pattern media

Ever since SSDs began to hit the mass market several years ago, analysts have tied themselves in knots attempting to predict when solid state drives would reach price parity with their magnetic counterparts. This isn't expected to occur anytime in the immediate future—SSDs remain some 34x more expensive than HDDs when compared in terms of cost-per-GB—but an increasing number of voices have wondered how much longer traditional hard drives will be around. At the 21st Magnetic Recording Conference today, Toshiba demonstrated a new prototype hard drive that could push HDD capacities far higher by using bit-patterned media. At present, modern drives use what's called perpendicular recording;... Read more...