Perpendicular HDDs tasty with 200GB on two platters
By Dan Moren, MacworldJUN 4, 2006 5:00 pm PDT
Mark August this year in your diaries and circle it in red, for that’s the month Toshiba says it’s going to start mass production of its 2.5in hard drive that uses perpendicular technology to cram 200GB into just two platters.
Decreasing the number of platters means the new drive is under a centimeter thick (9.5mm); plus, it has a world-record density of 277.1Mb (megabits) per square millimeter. Or, to put it in old money, that’s 178.8Gb (gigabits) per square inch. Impressive stuff but how many AVIs of Lost is that per square foot?