Western Digital's latest acquisition, Hitachi GST, has released a skinny single platter drive for consumer electronics devices. The CinemaStar Z5K500 is a 7mm thick disk drive featuring 250GB, 320GB and 500GB capacities, with a maximum areal density of 630Gbit/in2, a 32MB cache, a 6Gbit/s SATA interface and a 7,200rpm spin speed …
small enough to stick up your ar*e and make your eyes flicker.
Since when did anyone start using bels as units? db is still very much the preferred metric afaik.
Also, 630Gb/in^2 almost exactly equals a feature size of 32nm square. That's astounding precision for a low-cost mechanism.
"The principal assets of TSDT are its Thailand property, facilities and employees, which WD plans to integrate into its existing Thailand operations."
There goes the neighborhood.
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