Samsung Reaches 1TB per Disk Platter for Hard Drives

Posted by at 11:33 am on March 7, 2011

Samsung has found a way to build 1TB platters for hard drives, which will allow it to build 4TB hard drives for computers. The news came from CeBIT and indicates a new record. Currently, companies can only produce 3TB 3.5-inch hard drives, with each platter at 750MB. The breakthrough also applies to notebooks, as Samsung showed off a 2.5-inch, two-platter, 1TB drive that is compatible with most average notebooks due to its standard height.

When the 4TB HDDs will begin shipping wasn’t revealed, but when they do, they will be part of the company’s Spinpoint EcoGreen series. As such, they will have 5,400RPM rotational speeds, have 32MB of cache and a SATA 6Gbps interface. Samsung added that the technology would also allow for 10TB drives with some more modification, but this won’t happen in the near future.

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