News

IBM Announces Storage Breakthrough

IBM Corp. claims to have set a new record for high density data storage. Yesterday, the company announced a laboratory result fitting 20.3 billion bits on one square inch of hard disk storage space.

The new disk drives are capable of storing more than three times as much data as any storage product currently shipping. IBM researchers say they are optimistic that the 20-gigabit-per-inch products could be available within three years.

Such a giant step in storage capacity will enable many possibilities. Disk drives will likely become lighter and use less energy. Greater storage capacity could then be used to increase the capabilities of portable electronics and laptops that use IBM microdrive data storage disks.

Technical details about the demonstration and the new drives will be released next week at the International Magnetics Conference (Intermag 99) in Korea. Information about IBM hard drives is available at www.ibm.com/harddrive.

-- Alicia Costanza

About the Author

Scott Bekker is editor in chief of Redmond Channel Partner magazine.

Featured

  • Spaceflight Training in the Middle of a Pandemic

    Surprisingly, the worldwide COVID-19 lockdown has hardly slowed down the space training process for Brien. In fact, it has accelerated it.

  • Surface and ARM: Why Microsoft Shouldn't Follow Apple's Lead and Dump Intel

    Microsoft's current Surface flagship, the Surface Pro X, already runs on ARM. But as the ill-fated Surface RT showed, going all-in on ARM never did Microsoft many favors.

  • IT Security Isn't Supposed To Be Easy

    Joey explains why it's worth it to endure a little inconvenience for the long-term benefits of a password manager and multifactor authentication.

  • Microsoft Makes It Easier To Self-Provision PCs via Windows Autopilot When VPNs Are Used

    Microsoft announced this week that the Windows Autopilot service used with Microsoft Intune now supports enrolling devices, even in cases where virtual private networks (VPNs) might get in the way.

comments powered by Disqus

Office 365 Watch

Sign up for our newsletter.

Terms and Privacy Policy consent

I agree to this site's Privacy Policy.