Thursday, January 06, 2005

Hitachi Plans 500-Gigabyte Hard Disk, Largest Ever

Hitach hard disk

Looks like Hitachi is planning to release a whopping 500 GB Hard Disk in the first quarter of this year. This would be the biggest till now! Excerpt:

Hitachi, the world's No. 2 maker of hard drives, is looking to propel its 3.5-inch line of drives commonly used to store desktop computer files into new markets for storing massive quantities of data captured by personal video recorders.

But instead of the 40 hours of video, on average, that a standard 80-gigabyte hard-drive might store in a Tivo-type digital video recorder, the new drives can hold 200 hours -- half a terabyte, or more than 500 billion bits of data.

Soon a videolan server to stream all my DVDs in full quality could be feasible ;-)


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