Western Digital demonstrates highest HDD density
WD was the first hard drive manufacturer to ship in volume the 250 GB capacity point in the 2.5-inch form factor,” said Hossein Moghadam, chief technology officer for WD. “Our technology investments position WD with our customers as a leading choice for the highest, cutting-edge capacities. Our top priority will be to remain keenly focused on providing the highest quality and reliability, which customers have come to expect from WD after years of relying on our products.” WD demonstrated 520 Gb/in2 density in its Magnetic Head Operation labs in Fremont, Calif., earlier this month. Moghadam added, “The milestone was realized using our current-technology MgO reader, illustrating the extendibility of PMR-TuMR head technology generations into the future.