Will Seagate offer a 500GB notebook drive?

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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.

Seagate website

Via The Register

Dave Walker