Items tagged with perpendicular recording

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...
XYZComputing.Com has posted up some information regarding Seagate's latest enterprise class hard drive that features new perpendicular recording technology.  It's not a desktop hard drive by any means, considering it's only available in SAS, Ultra320 SCSI, and fibre channel flavors, but the tech will surely trickle down in time. "Seagate's big news today is the announcement of an update to its flagship enterprise disk, the Cheetah 15K.4. The new model, the Cheetah 15K.5 will become Seagate's top-of-the-line 15,000 RPM disk and the industry's first 3.5" disk with perpendicular recording. The new drive will feature capacity up... Read more...