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Windows 7: TDK Discovers a Way to use Lasers to Double Hard Disc Capacity

09 Oct 2011   #1

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
TDK Discovers a Way to use Lasers to Double Hard Disc Capacity

Mechanical drives might be a bit on the slow side, but the price per GB still makes them king among digital packrats. The technology behind today’s 2 & 3TB drives is currently known as perpendicular magnetic recording, but recently we seem to have hit a wall. Manufacturers are already hard at work on 4 platter-4TB drives, but were starting to reach the limitations of what’s possible. Luckily a recent collaboration by the remaining mechanical drive makers has begun to pay off, and the Storage Technology Alliance believes it has discovered a way to use lasers to blast to 8TB and beyond.
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Maximum PC | TDK Discovers a Way to use Lasers to Double Hard Disc Capacity

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09 Oct 2011   #2

Windows 7 Pro x64 SP1 and Mac OS X 10.8.3

The issues that this would have with Bios would be endless. There are not very many MB that play nice with the 3TB drives let alone 8TB. This would be for servers only.
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10 Oct 2011   #3

Windows 7 Professional SP1 32-bit

Bloody amazing though. I'm just waiting for the day they manage to store multiple bits in each atom - one per electron. *joking obviously* :)
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