Wow, they finally did it. As a disk space fan (much nicer just to load all of those movies onto a RAID volume rather than worry about where you put that DVD) I do appreciate this sort of thing quite a great deal, and here it is... the first one terabyte hard drive.

"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.