Seagate announces 160 GB perpendicular notebook hard drive

jankerson

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Seagate today announced its first commercial hard drive that uses perpendicular recording technology. The new 2.5" form factor Momentus 5400.3 drive stores 160 GB on two platters and will be available in volume in February.
Story HERE
 
Hoyle

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Very nice looking drive! And I'm partial to Seagate too (since their drives don't often die on me!)

That's probably the drive I'll use next time a buy a laptop and strip the lousy stock drive out of it.
 
jankerson

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Hoyle said:
Very nice looking drive! And I'm partial to Seagate too (since their drives don't often die on me!)

That's probably the drive I'll use next time a buy a laptop and strip the lousy stock drive out of it.

Oh I know, I started drooling when I read about it. :D
 
krupted

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exactly. hasnt this been posted yet? maybe i just read it elsewhere.

but thats what i think of. we have 500gb drives now, implement this perpendicular stuff and no reason we cant finally have that one terabyte. then i think of the day those drive only run $50. and we sarcasticly say, what can you do with a terabyte drive? and we throw it out, snickering how drives actually used to be rated in gigabytes haha.
 
jankerson

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krupted said:
snickering how drives actually used to be rated in gigabytes haha.

How about when HDs where in Megabites? :D

I still have a few 250mb and smaller Hard drives around.
 
ThreeOnTheTree

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I wonder how much faster these are than conventional (legacy?) storage. The extra density has to help access speeds, right?
 
jankerson

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ThreeOnTheTree said:
I wonder how much faster these are than conventional (legacy?) storage. The extra density has to help access speeds, right?

You would think it would, but I haven't seen any reviews on it yet.
 

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