Today's Hard|Forum Post
Today's Hard|Forum Post

Wednesday October 19, 2011

18TB Hard Drives Made Possible Using Table Salt

At what point during your research into hard drive density do you just say "screw it" and throw table salt into your hard drive? Was pepper not an option? wink

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Existing hard drives max out at 3TB at the moment. TDK’s HAMR promises to take that to 6TB, but Dr Yang has found a way to increase the data density of a drive to 3.3 Terabit/inch2, effectively meaning 18TB hard drives are possible. What may surprise you is the key to this massive increase in data storage density. Dr Yang used table salt, or more specifically, sodium chloride.