Toshiba develops bit-patterned storage that can yield 25Tb on a 3.5-inch drive | Digit

Toshiba has unveiled a whole new sort of electronic storage technology based bit-patterned media, which offers an unrivalled bit-density, and possibly, more reliable and faster reading/writing. Bit-patterned media, as opposed to traditional disk drives, divides the magnetic recording surface into millions of uniform sections, each containing only a few magnetic grains, which measure 17nm metres in width, and can store one bit of data each. Data is arranged in to special patterns of rows with non-magnetic gaps between them, and sports mimic markers for quick read access. Toshiba says they…