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300TB hard drive to arrive by 2010

Seagate stakes claim
Wed Jan 03 2007, 08:12
PLATTER SPINNER Seagate thinks that it will be able to create a 300 TB hard-drive by 2010.

According to Joystick, Seagate boffins are apparently working on a hard-drive which uses heat-assisted magnetic recording (HAMR) techniques.

The boffins think that this will mean that they can shove 50TB of data into a single square inch of drive space, or around 300TB of information on a standard 3.5-inch drive.

This means that you can stuff the entire Library of Congress onto your hard-drive without any compression.

Being a gaming magazine, Joystick points out that this means that you could store 6,144 50GB Blu-ray disks or the entire Library of PS through PS3 games that could ever be created with room to spare. Of course there is no guarantee that anyone will be using Blu-Ray or the PS3 by 2010.

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