Error
  • JUser::_load: Unable to load user with id: 67

Featured Articles

IHS teardown reveals Galaxy S5 BOM

IHS teardown reveals Galaxy S5 BOM

Research firm IHS got hold of Samsung’s new flagship smartphone and took it apart to the last bolt to figure out…

More...
Galaxy S5, HTC One M8 available selling well

Galaxy S5, HTC One M8 available selling well

Samsung’s Galaxy S5 has finally gone on sale and it can be yours for €699, which is quite a lot of…

More...
Intel lists Haswell refresh parts

Intel lists Haswell refresh parts

Intel has added a load of Haswell refresh parts to its official price list and there really aren’t any surprises to…

More...
Respawn confirms Titanfall DLC for May

Respawn confirms Titanfall DLC for May

During his appearance at PAX East panel and confirmed on Twitter, Titanfall developer Respawn confirmed that the first DLC pack for…

More...
KFA2 GTX 780 Ti Hall Of Fame reviewed

KFA2 GTX 780 Ti Hall Of Fame reviewed

KFA2 gained a lot of overclocking experience with the GTX 780 Hall of Fame (HOF), which we had a chance to…

More...
Frontpage Slideshow | Copyright © 2006-2010 orks, a business unit of Nuevvo Webware Ltd.
Wednesday, 23 November 2011 11:00

Boffins working on ultraslim HDDs

Written by

y hdd

For tablets and other skinny devices

 Researchers at the Data Storage Institute (DSI) in Singapore are working on a new HDD form factor that will allow the integration of mechanical drives into tablets.

Currently the thinnest drives are 7mm thick, which is a bit too much for tablet makers. However DSI claims to have developed a new axial field motor measuring just 4mm and it should be able to power 5400rpm and 7200rpm drives.

Of course, the drives should be cheaper that solid state storage used in tablets today, but they will also be slower and more power hungry. In addition to tablets, the new drives could also make their way into ultrabooks. Combining them with small, yet speedy SSDs could be a very interesting solution for ultrabook makers.

More here.
 

Last modified on Wednesday, 23 November 2011 11:12
blog comments powered by Disqus

Comments  

 
0 #1 romulous 2011-11-23 17:09
I hope HDD supplies pick up sooner rather than later. Purchasing an $400000 IBM cluster just got more expensive. :sigh:
 
 
0 #2 The blue fox 2011-11-23 17:43
HDD in my tablet. Yah that's what i want, something that uses more power. And is slower, and will head crash if i drop my tablet.
With desktops, laptop's and netbook's moving to SSD's. You want to put mechanical drive in tablet's. You guy's are nut's
 

To be able to post comments please log-in with Disqus

 

Facebook activity

Latest Commented Articles

Recent Comments