TDK paves way for 2.5TB drive in early 2010

Imagine a single hard drive of 2.5TB!! That would mean I could potentially get my HP MediaSmart Server up to 10 TERABYTES with only FOUR DRIVES!!! Pretty darned insane. They’re also working on laptop drives in the 640gb range…but I figured the 2.5 terabytes would impress you guys more.


The storage firm is currently going through qualification tests of 640GB drive platters that would fit into a typical 3.5-inch drive and so would allow significantly more storage than existing 2TB drives from Hitachi, Seagate and Western Digital. A premium but commonplace four-platter drive could hold just over 2.5TB of data.