Amazing news came from Seagate recently. Looks like they managed to create first hard drive with storage density of 1 terabit per square inch (1 trillion bits). In next 10 years they will be able to extend maximal storage of a hard drive from 3 TB to 60 TB. Seagate made a breakthrough storage drive using a new generation recording technology - HAMR (Heat Assisted Magnetic Recording).
Mark Re, senior vice president of Heads and Media Research and Development at Seagate explains: “The growth of social media, search engines, cloud computing, rich media and other data-hungry applications continues to stoke demand for ever greater storage capacity,” - “Hard disk drive innovations like HAMR will be a key enabler of the development of even more data-intense applications in the future, extending the ways businesses and consumers worldwide use, manage and store digital content.”
For more information visit Seagate’s official press release, announcing the new technology here