Seagate heeft een nieuwe technologie in elkaar geknutseld waarmee ze verwachten binnen 2 jaar een schijf van 100Gig te kunnen produceren. Ook lekker om te horen is de transfer rate: 700MBit/s. De rotatiesnelheden gaan intussen richting de 15.000rpm.
Hier heb je wat info van Techweb over die geile schijven van Seagate:
New Technology From Seagate Boosts Storage
(02/10/99, 2:52 p.m. ET)
By Andy Patrizio, TechWeb
The constant problem of disk space could be solved, at least for a little while, thanks to new drive technology from Seagate Technology that will let the company deliver 100-gigabyte drives within two years.
Seagate recently announced a pair of new drive technologies, a GMR head and magnetic thin-film, low-noise, ultra-smooth cobalt alloy media for increased areal density. The new media in conjunction with the new drive head allows for much more data to be squeezed into the same area as before.
This year, the company will introduce drives with a 6-gigabit-per-inch capacity -- double the 3-gigabit capacity of current drives, which use anisotropic magneto resistance. This will translate to 9 gigabytes per platter, or drives starting at 36 GB of storage, according to Nigel Macleod, vice president of the advanced concepts lab at Seagate.
Drives with the 16 gigabits per inch will appear at the end of the year 2000, which will allow for 22 GB per platter. This will allow for drives with 80 to 100 GB of storage.
Increasing the areal density is useless without the new GMR head, said Macleod. The new GMR heads have an increase in sensitivity by a factor of four, so it can detect the same signal that's one-quarter as thick as previous tracks. This lets Seagate pack more tracks on the drive.