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HGST launches 1.2 TB Ultrastar 10,000 RPM hard drive

HGST launches 1.2 TB Ultrastar 10,000 RPM hard drive

HGST was formerly part of Hitachi and is now a Western Digital company. HGST has announced a new enterprise class hard drive that is the industry's highest capacity 10,000 RPM unit. The new drive offers 33% more capacity and is designed for tier 1 mission-critical cloud, enterprise server, and storage system use.

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Magical magnets: Research tips denser HDDs and galaxy-spanning instant comms

Magical magnets: Research tips denser HDDs and galaxy-spanning instant comms

A new type of magnetism exhibited by a new state of mater could boost data storage technology and even revolutionize traditionally finicky superconductors, MIT researchers claim. The team, led by Young S. Lee, managed to create a so-called quantum spin liquid (QSL), previously only the stuff of theory, which demonstrates a third state of magnetism, where the electron's fields are constantly in flux and interacting with each other. In fact, they could well lead to a brand new form of communication, using quantum entanglement.

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Seagate unveils new Video 2.5 HDD

Seagate unveils new Video 2.5 HDD

Hard drive maker Seagate has announced a new 2.5-inch hard drive specifically designed and engineered for use in 24/7 video applications. The hard drive is aimed directly at the DVR, set-top box, and surveillance market. The Video 2.5 HDD was engineered specifically for performance and operation in three key areas of importance for the video industry.

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