Hard drives to increase storage size

By Derek Sooman on
Increased storage density and climbing hard drive storage space will likely be the result of the International Disk Drive, Equipment and Materials Association's move to allow an increase in the size of hard sectors from currently 512 Byte to 4096 Byte. A report published on German IT news website Golem.de claims that larger sectors enable a more robust error correction, and that hard drives with 4 kB sectors are expected to become available later this year.

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