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Hardware News   Hardware News : 10x Hard Disk capacity?!
   posted by Ferry on 11-Apr-2005 14:58:48 (3749 reads)
Hitachi has just announced that they have found the way to increase HD capacity by 10.

The method is explained here (Flash animation).

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Ferrán.
    

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olegil 
Re: 10x Hard Disk capacity?!
Posted on 11-Apr-2005 18:38:39
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Heh, well "explained", anyway

In 1990 we were using 10 years old, battle proven, storage technology. Nowadays we're lucky if they even test it for 3 months before shipping the new ideas. And frankly I'm beginning to see some problems with that.


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well since 100% of the Amiga community can't view such a thing on their machines a explanation of the anim would be an idea?

i certainly have no ways of viewing it so...and i am interested in what it holds.


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oleegil:like dying hardware.... harddrives that wont last for a month even...


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Explained, yeah okay :D

Science gives way to a song and dance number as usual :)

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here is the explanation (which I found to be " hey why did'nt anyone think of this before).
All data bits on your drive are placed flat (on their backs if you could imagine bits in 3 demensional space) taking up a considerbal amount of space on your physical hard disk. What if that info could be oriented not to lie flat but stand up right? It would create a space increase. According to Hitachi an increase of 10 folds thus a 3gig =30 gigs
a 40gig drive =400 gigs etc...

Pretty smart but the whole catch is -new hardware (drives using this new bit placment arrangment)

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Disco dancing bits! YOU just made my night dude

 
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ajs 
Re: 10x Hard Disk capacity?!
Posted on 11-Apr-2005 20:15:00
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@ Toaks

Well looking at the Flash, you take your hard drive down the DISCO and all the bytes/bits get up and boogie so taking up less space on your hard drive,meaning that they can get more on the dance floor,normallly they are drunk and lying on their backs which takes up more space.

EG, |||||||| Boogie mode , _ _ _ _ _ Drunk mode


the other way is not to install Windows( ok that won't increase your Harddisk size but it looks that way to people who use Amigas )


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heh so its a joke... baaaaah


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No.. I am quite sure this is not a joke, and a real innovation.
It's just that the Flash animation is rather amusing


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Poster: Toaks Date: 11-Apr-2005 21:25:22
heh so its a joke... baaaaah


No it true, thats just how the Flash anim explains how they increased the Hard disk capacity, getting the bytes/bits to stand up


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I viewed it with SWFPlayer OS4!! But without sound!!! BUT I AM A DISCO FAN!!!


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Actually the technique is over 100 years old, according to Hitachi. It just didn't hold any interest until physical limitations of the currently popular technique started staring the engineers in the face.


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well since 100% of the Amiga community can't view such a thing on their machines a explanation of the anim would be an idea?


If you would like to read about it . . .

http://hitachigst.com/hdd/research/recording_head/pr/index.html

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i felt like i was watching schoolhouse rock again.

Nice idea though. i bet it's expensive for a while.


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ill do it the cheep way ill just put a sticker on my drives saying
standing area only

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Disco (deservedly) died BEFORE Amiga1000's went retail.. THANK THE UNIVERSE

I am in agreement with Denis Leary on this one
I wore bellbottoms the last time they were popular, I'm NOT wearing them again!

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Last edited by DethKnight on 12-Apr-2005 at 01:37 AM.


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@Billsey:

Quite right, I remember that announcement from way back (about 10 years ago). I thought it was responsible for the increase in storage densities that we already have. If they haven't implemented it yet, then we are up for a new generation of magnetic storage.


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Hehe.. You punny humans will obey anything I tells yah to wear/do...

Lets see..

Teddy Boys looking cool in pink suits - check!
Rough bikers with girly long hair - check!
Disco being cool and platform shoes being fashionable - check!
80's short sleeve shirts with metal strips and cheap nasty digital watches - check!
Mosher clothes bought from fashion stores - check!
Shell suits (No explanation offered) - check!
Anti-Fit jeans - check!

All I need is a way to get people to wear jesus sandals again and I can complete the set.
I win a free holiday to Burton-on-Trent if I complete it first. That damned other collector has caught up with me with his "chav" range (Lights under cars, The name "Tracy", concert speakers in car, rubbish tartan hats.. The swine!)

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So this is cutting edge human tech is it? Pah.. Rubbish.. Much better when you invent quantum storage.. And nuclear CPU's...

 
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Amusing animation, but sort of dumbs down the news really.


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I win a free holiday to Burton-on-Trent if I complete it first. That damned other collector has caught up with me with his "chav" range (Lights under cars, The name "Tracy", concert speakers in car, rubbish tartan hats.. The swine!)


Hey I live near Burton-on-Trent! They aren't THAT bad.

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