"We are at the cusp of the most significant hard drive technology transition of the past decade, and it's one that holds so much promise for the hard drive and consumer electronics industries." - Jun Naruse, CEO, Hitachi Global Storage Technologies.
By utilising a new perpendicular recording system technology, Hitachi have achieved a data density of 230 gigabits per square inch, which doubles that found in today's longitudal drives. Oh, and there's more: Hitachi also claims that through perpendicular recording a 10-fold increase in data density is possible over the course of the next 5-7 years.
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