Hard drives to increase storage size

By Derek Sooman on March 26, 2006, 3:19 AM
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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AtomicMatter said:
What we're looking at ultimatly is a larger density, not just in computers; Mp3 players should eventually be able to hold all of Joe Average's music at uncompressed CD quality. That's what I hope for anyway.
DragonMaster said:
They're not going to be MP3s anymore then. Lossless compression would be a better choice IMO.
PanicX said:
pointless, because those ear bud head phones can't reproduce the fidelity you'd be storing in any decent format, might as well save the space and add a few more songs.
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