This caught my eye over at Toms Hardware on the weekend; Hard disk manufacturer "Fujitsu" are claming that they've been working on a new form of technology which will allow them to reach HDD capacities of 5TB (5,000GB) or more on desktop models, and 1.5TB on notebook drives.
After rumour having surfaced recently from Seagate which indicated that they'd be reaching capacities of 300TB by 2010 (and it turning out to be a load of hogwash), this may well be more of the same, though at least its a somewhat more realistic goal to be reached.
Sunnyvale (CA) - Fujitsu claims that it has developed a key technology that would allow the company to quintuple today's highest commercial storage densities in hard disk media. If researchers will be able to transfer the technology into commercial products, we could see 5 TB desktop drives and 1.5 TB notebook drives in the not too distant future.
Fujitsu's news describes a one of first details and outlooks provided by one of the leading hard drive manufacturers about its patterned media technology research. So far largely limited to paper publications and simulation programs, Fujitsu claims that it was able to build a patterned media device with a one-dimensional array nanohole pattern with a track width of only 25 nm.