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SDK tips 1.89-inch hard disk media with 80Gbyte capacity

Posted: 11 Sep 2007 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:perpendicular magnetic recording? 1.89-inch hard disk media? hard disk drives?

Showa Denko K.K. has started shipping 1.89-inch hard disk media with storage capacity of 80Gbytes per disk.

Manufactured using perpendicular magnetic recording (PMR) technology, the product represents the world's highest storage capacity for 1.89-inch hard disk media, said the company.

Due to their small size and low power consumption, 1.89-inch hard disk media have been used in hard disk drives (HDDs) for portable A/V players. SDK expects the new 80Gbyte-per-disk 1.89-inch hard disk media will find growing applications in high-definition camcorders and ultrasmall notebooks because of their greater storage capacity.

Demand for high-capacity hard disk media is continuously growing along with rising shipments of HDD recorders high-definition camcorders.

Under the Passion Project, a three-year consolidated business plan from 2006 to 2008, SDK is allocating a substantial amount of resources and promoting R&D for the hard disk media business as the company's largest growth-driver business.

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