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Western Digital Demos Heat Assisted Magnetic Recording Hard Drive Technology

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WD, a Western Digital company and storage industry leader, demonstrated its revolutionary heat assisted magnetic recording (HAMR) technology at the 2013 China (Ningbo) International Forum on Advanced Materials and Commercialization. WD's vice president of technology, Dr. William Cain, gave his presentation, 'Magnetic Hard Disk Media: Enabling High Density Data Storage,' on a PC powered by a fully enabled WD HAMR 2.5-inch hard drive.

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I was wondering if it uses laser to write and you full format will the drive melt or warp possibly.
 
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I frankly don't give a toss how they do it, just give me a Velociraptor with 2TB capacity :D
 
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Can we finally get a hard drive that's bigger than 4 TB now?
 

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...not to be outdone by HGST's helium drives, I see.
 
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Do both! Do both! Do both!