SEAGATE CLAIMS DENSITY RECORD FOR DISK DRIVES.
Seagate Technology Inc is claiming to have demonstrated the
world's highest disk drive areal density of greater than 16
billion bits per square-inch - nearly three times the storage capacity
per square inch of any hard disc drive shipping today, it says. Data
transfer rates reached 214 million bits per second, another record, the
company says. The density was achieved by using merged read-write giant
magneto-resistive (GMR) heads and ultra-smooth alloy media, both
designed and manufactured by Seagate, which plans to ship disc drives
utilizing advanced GMR heads later this year. It currently delivers a
50 Gbyte drive in a 3.5-inch form factor.