The capacity of the hard drive keeps on rising, with Seagate now claiming a world record for the highest recording density achieved using a hard disk platter – 421Gb per square inch in its latest demonstration.
Seagate’s test used perpendicular recording heads and disc media based on produuction technology – which means it shouldn’t be long before we see it in use. In practical terms, if Seagate can ship platters with a 421Gbpsi areal density, it would be mean iPod-friendly 1.8in drives of up to 275GB capacity, notebook drives would run up to 500GB and desktop systems with single-drive storage totalling 2.5TB.
Which is just as well with all these movie download sites springing up.
Via The Register