Hitachi Reaches 1TB per Platter HDD Milestone

Written by John Ponio    Tuesday, 06 September 2011 15:47

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Companies seem to just keep being able to cram more and more data onto a hard-disk-drive platter every day. The latest milestone, reached by Hitachi, has 1TB of data being able to be stored on one platter, meaning HDDs can be faster while storing more data. Brendan Collins, vice president of product marketing at Hitachi GST, said, "The areal density race continues and while having the highest capacity is appealing, reaching 1TB per platter is equally important as it serves a full range of applications and opportunities across the industry’s largest market volume. As we ship our first 1TB per platter drives, we know we’re delivering capacity, reliability and value to a broad customer base. Not only are we shipping our 1TB per platter drives to our own Branded Business, but we are shipping to our channel partners as well, enabling them to design affordable HDD-based solutions at attractive price points." The drives are available now, but the press release didn't say anything about pricing. Read the press release here.