Like Tony Blair, the hard drive industry is looking at a third way.
To more densely record data on hard drives, that is. Disk track recording involves storing data in tracks laid down in a precise pattern on a platter, according to an article by Rick Merritt of EE Times. It's similar to patterned media hard drives, but could get to market earlier. Disk track recording could show up in drives in two years or so. Patterned media hard drives may not show up until 2012 or later.
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