Hitachi's New Technology allows for 10x more HD Storage

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http://www.hitachigst.com/hdd/research/recording_head/pr/PerpendicularAnimation.html

SO, while the above link is pretty funny, yet stupid, it is also informative...

Digg.com posted this...

Hitachi claims that a 6 GB MP3 Player (6 GB HD) would be able to hold 30,000 songs (obviously at a lower bitrate than an iPod, but still...) by getting the data to "stand upright" allowing more data to fit on a hard drive... just that makes it sound like it will be a slow drive, BUT imagine a 6 GB HD turning into a 200 GB HD... And the new "breed of hard drives" which goes up to 400 GB, over 3 TB...

Click to watch Hitachi's "Get Perpendicular" Flash animation!

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Lacero

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Jan 20, 2005
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Oh great! Thanks for the link. Now that song "Get Perpendicular" is stuck in my head! :mad: :p
 

homerjward

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May 11, 2004
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not to be the repost police, but this is on the front page...
still, quite awesome. i still don't get how it reads the stuff if it's perpendicular? :confused:
 

jamdr

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Jul 20, 2003
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That was one of the most awesome things I've seen in a while. It sounds good, but I would like to know more technical details, like how the disk can be read when the data is perpendicular. From the top, wouldn't everything look the same?
 

patrick0brien

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If you thought that animation was funny outside these walls, I have to tell you most people I've talked to here at Hitachi are asking if we're "The Electric Company" now.

"I'm just a bill, a lonlely 'ol bill, sitting on Capitol Hill..."
 
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