Perpendicular storage and the increased data densities it allows is showing it's stuff, as Fujitsu prepares to release an absolutely massive 300GB notebook harddrive
. On top of having a low power draw and the low latency that comes with very dense disks, if it ships on time it'll be the first notebook drive of its size ever released and really push forward the idea of notebooks as replacement desktops. No prices are quoted for the 250GB of 300GB models of these MHX2300BT series drives, and odds are they won't be cheap, but the convenience of that much space in such a small space will probably be worth it. Most desktops don't ship with hard drives that big, and having the option for it in a notebook gives them a serious leg up for versatility.