Fujitsu has turned classical thinking on its head. The electronics giant has released two mobile hard disk drives that practice perpendicular magnetic recording.
The technicalities are this: The MHW2080AT is a 80GB Parallel ATA drive, and the MHW2160BH is a 160GB Serial ATA drive.
Perpendicular recording is a technique that can produce up to 10 times the storage density of traditional methods. Such technology is not a new idea but is a recent innovation in the realm of high-density drives.
Such an increase in density and storage possibility will no doubt be welcomed by users of desktops and notebooks alike. In fact, a Fujitsu spokesperson has announced that the 160GB drives will begin appearing in notebook OEMs early next year.