According to a source, Fujitsu is working on a technology which will one day make possible storing one terabit of data on a square inch of hard drive. The company has unveiled a new optical element for thermal assisted magnetic recording that might lead to the hard drive with above mentioned density. The element assisted the engineers in achieving a sub-hundred nanometer (nm) optical spot size, which is considered an enabling element for the successful deployment of one terabit per square inch recording technology for hard disk drives.
“This achievement realized by Fujitsu with the multi-layered optical element is an exciting milestone for high density recording development, as well as for the storage industry as a whole,” said Joel Hagberg, vice president, marketing and business development, Fujitsu Computer Products of America. “With this accomplishment, Fujitsu is paving the way for hard disk drive manufacturers to effectively meet the demands of PC and CE vendors for ultra-high capacity HDD products.”