Hitachi makes bigger drives smaller

Your dreams of owning an iPod with as much space as an entire record store could fill might soon come true as Hitachi’s researchers say they’ve found a way to quadruple the current limits of storage devices in laptops and mp3 players.

Your dreams of owning an iPod with as much space as an entire record store could fill might soon come true as Hitachi’s researchers say they’ve found a way to quadruple the current limits of storage devices in laptops and mp3 players.

The Japanese researchers at Hitachi say that by shrinking a key component in their hard drives to the nano level, they’ll be able to push out new hard drives amounting to 4 terabytes for desktops and 1 terabyte for laptops. To give you an idea, one terabyte alone holds around 250,000 mp3’s which means you won’t be running out of music any time soon.

While the new technology won’t be out until near 2011, the industry is expected to shift towards this nano technology in 2009.

Source: ZDNet Australia



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