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Old 6th January 2007, 12:51   #1
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Default 300 teraBITS is not 300TB!

Three days ago Wired published an article in which they stated that Seagate will be able to deliver a 300 terabits HDD within a few years with their new heat-assisted magnetic recording (HAMR) technology. Unfortunately most media reports didn't notice the article talks about bits and published articles with stuff like "Seagate planning 300TB HDD!". I believe Joystiq was one of the first sites which reported this. They even claim this HDD will be able to store 6,144 50 GB Blu-ray disks.

Well, that's wrong. 300 terabits isn't 300TB (terabyte), it's 37.5TB. So on a 300TB drive you can't store 6,144 50GB Blu-ray disks, it would be only 768 50GB Blu-ray disks. Which is ofcourse still plenty.
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Old 6th January 2007, 17:10   #2
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hehe, cant say i'm surprised. so many computerterms are switched erroneously (is that even a word?) these days.

bits bytes, PCI-X PCI-E, Gb & 1000mb, and so on and so forth.
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