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Hitachi Achieves Nanotechnology Milestone for 4TB Hard Drive

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Hitachi, Ltd. and Hitachi Global Storage Technologies (Hitachi GST) announced today they have developed the world’s smallest read-head technology for hard disk drives, which is expected to quadruple current storage capacity limits to four terabytes (TB) on a desktop hard drive and one TB on a notebook hard drive.


Researchers at Hitachi have successfully reduced existing recording heads by more than a factor of two to achieve new heads in the 30-50 nanometer (nm) range, which is up to 2,000 times smaller than the width of an average human hair (approx. 70-100 microns). Called current perpendicular-to-the-plane giant magnetoresistive1 (CPP-GMR) heads, Hitachi’s new technology is expected to be implemented in shipping products in 2009 and reach its full potential in 2011.

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Drool.
 
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w00t ... 1 tb drive will soon be cheap and commonplace ...
 

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I would like to thank our forums user ARTT for this story.
 
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Yay, more, umm, everything.
 
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thanks malware. still its mighty interesting. do you think they will have faster speeds to go with the humongous space?
 
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Schweet 1 TB for my laptop
 

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Wait, why did I want to buy a 4gb usb-flash drive yesterday for $55 ? *ugh*
 

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holy hell, this is great news. I wonder how long before they license this out to seagate, wd and what not.