IBM's new superharddrive

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Webwereld reports abot a new technique developed by IBM. This technique makes it possible to increase the data density of a harddrive by 4 times. That means that harddrives, much bigger as we know…

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Damm, i’m gonna need 2 of those then :4

Now thats sounds good i wanna have 1 to,Im always running out of hd space… Only thing i wonder is how long does it takes to defragmentate it?? :4

hehe, just schedule defragmentation for the time being on holiday :4

I never defragmentate I just do format c: /q but I have to get me one of those…lets hope they wont be too exspensive…

I have had 4 IBM Deskstar pro HD’s packup on me in 6 months. One was 2 weeks old, and it started clunking badly. Avoid at all cost they are total crap. I had to buy 4 new Western Digital HD’s. They all work like a dream. I am sorry but IBM failure is way toooooooo high for me to recommend :4

interceptor…what are you doing to your ibm drives,i have had seven ibm drives and not a glitch.maybe you are just the unluckiest person in the world.:c

Agree with IMITAToR! Selled nearly 1000 drives in the past 2 years and less than 1% returned! :4

Yup as me 1.33ghz T bird 266 FSB blew up as well :frowning:

Don’t worry, Fujitsu and Seagate are also going to be using the technology in their drives soon (according to the article on Ars Technica). Which is nice since I’m partial to Seagate drives. 400 GBs = hard-on. :slight_smile:

In each of the past five years, hard drive capacities have doubled, keeping storage costs low and allowing technophiles and PC users to sock away more data. However, storage buffs believed the rate of growth could continue for only so long, and many asserted that the storage industry was about to hit the physical limit for higher capacities. But according to IBM, a new innovation will push back that limit. Technically called antiferromagnetically coupled (AFC) media and informally referred to as “pixie dust” at IBM, the innovation introduces a thin layer of the element ruthenium onto the disks inside hard drives where data is stored. AFC allows more data to be packed onto a disk. Jim Porter, president of data storage research company Disk/Trend, said prices of hard drives are unlikely to increase dramatically because AFC increases the density and storage capacity without the addition of expensive disks, where data is stored, or of heads, which read data off the disks. Before AFC, hard drives could store about 20 gigabits of data per square inch. IBM unveiled new Travelstar drives this spring that use AFC. The drives, which began shipping in volume three weeks ago, can store 25.7 gigabits of data per square inch. An IBM representative said the company chose not to publicize AFC until now for competitive reasons. With further refinements to the process of adding the AFC innovation to hard drive production, IBM Research Director Currie Munce expects data densities of 100 gigabits per square inch by 2003. Munce added that AFC will be used across all IBM hard drive product lines. IBM Travelstar drives scheduled for shipment later this year are expected to come with an increased density of another 33 percent. “We’ve found a way to add AFC to our current hard drive production methods, so we’ll be able to double capacity with little or no cost, essentially maintaining or even dropping the price per gigabit,” Munce said. AFC will also allow smaller drives to store more data and use less power, which could lead to smaller and quieter devices, Munce said. Drives with densities of 100 gigabits per square inch will enable desktop drives to reach 400GB storage levels, notebooks 200GB, and one-inch Microdrives 6GB. Storage researchers have worked on AFC for years, Porter said. “But IBM is the first to turn theory into practice.” Porter pointed out that because AFC is used in current production methods, he expects IBM competitors in the hard drive industry, such as Seagate Technology and Fujitsu, to follow soon.

Ahhh, I can see my 2TB hdd coming soon!! Along with my Geforce 10, and dual-quad 4ghz, with 32GB of ram. =) Ahh, just have to wait a few more years–hopfully it will be out by this x-mas. :wink:

Hey having storage is great, but when you go on to 200+gigz I think we should also start worrying about the transfer rates of these drives… Im more partial to speed than to the storage capacity of the drive myself…

Interceptor most likely got the drives when IBM sent out a batch of bad drives (I believe its been fixed bynow). If you check out some storage review forums you can read about it. Thats how they got the nickname IBM Deathstars. Well dyingstar probably more accurate but doesnt sound much like deskstar.

Thanks for the support mate :7

I have to agree with interceptor, out of 4 hs 2 now clunk badly and are unusable while this happens.

IBM drives should be the best as they are a little bit more expensive than the rest. I have a Seagate drive that started clunking so i might stay away from those in future. All my Quantum drives have been gr8.

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