The History Of The Hard Drive And Its Future

2020: Bit-patterned Media Introduced

Bit-patterned media, which is a way of storing data wherein one bit of data is stored in single magnetic cell, is expected to lose out to HAMR as the next generation of disk storage technology in part because of the cost of developing the manufacturing technology, according to EE Times. However, it is likely the next technology for increasing areal density after HAMR.

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