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Tuesday, April 18, 2006

Seagate releases perpendicular storage drives

Seagate has announced its first 3.5-inch disk drives using perpendicular storage technology, which it hopes will break through the storage limitations that are beginning to impact hard-drive technology.

Seagate has been working for some time on perpendicular technology as a way of getting more capacity in a smaller space.

Perpendicular technology arranges the bits so that they are perpendicular to the plane of the disk. The result is that the bits are stacked more closely together, increasing density and allowing them to be accessed more quickly.

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