Seagate has announced this week that they have become the first hard drive manufacturer to achieve the milestone storage density of 1 terabit per square inch, or 1 trillion bits) per square inch. The new technology now paves the way for hard drive to expand in size from today 3TB drive up to a massive 60TB in size, over the next 10 years.
Seagate was able to create the break through in hard drive storage by using heat-assisted magnetic recording (HAMR) technology, the next generation of recording technology for hard drives. 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 on the break through jump over to the Seagate press release, announcing the milestone storage density of 1 terabit per square inch.