Seagate has become the first hard drive manufacturer to pack 1 terabit - one trillion bits - into a single square inch. The technology used to achieve the benchmark, which Seagate said it would introduce in products later this decade, will also lead to the production of 3.5-i. hard drives with up to 60TB of capacity. The technology behind the super-dense drives is heat-assisted magnetic recording (HAMR). According to Seagate it will rapidly replace the presently standard hard disk drive technology, ...

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