1.2TB Hard Drive for Laptops

In the debate between laptop versus desktop, one of the arguments raised is about hard drive capacity for the laptop. The point was that laptops / notebooks had limitation in terms of hard drive size. For example, additional hard drives are not possible, except to use one in an external housing. The need for additional hard drives may be answered by Fujitsu:

“…Fujitsu says it has successfully demonstrated the ability to perform basic read/write capability of each individual nanohole of the patterned media using a typical flying head on a rotating disk. That breakthrough could lead the company to produce hard drives with storage capacities of up to 1.2TB on a two-platter, 2.5-in. drive as soon as 2010, noted Joel Hagberg, vice president of business development at Fujitsu Computer Products of America, a wholly owned subsidiary of Tokyo-based Fujitsu Ltd.”

link: Coming to Your Laptop: 1.2TB Hard Drives

You will forgive my cynicism but, when I saw that it was 1.2TB, I just thought of how much data that could hold – and how much data would be compromised if such a hard drive was lost or stolen. And you know it is bound to happen…

For more of the laptop versus desktop discussion, Chris Pirillo has this video available:

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link: Laptop vs Desktop

This was Chris’ response to a student, so keep that in mind…

Catherine Forsythe

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