Unfortunately, it's not easy, and a company that slips could find itself in a bind. Conceivably, it won't be able to offer the same density as perpendicular companies and may have to cut prices. Since most drive companies barely make money in a good year, those who can't stomach the transition could find themselves in trouble.
Perpendicular-recording hard drives are coming, and that could mean a big mix-up in the rankings in the industry. Today, hard drives record and store data in a longitudinal fashion, with the read/write heads scanning over a horizontal plane. In perpendicular recording, data bits are aligned vertically, allowing for more data to be squeezed into a finite area. With this, hard drive makers will continue to be able to add capacity to their drives without adding cost.
Apps to help adjust to daylight saving
This Sunday morning, our clocks spring forward one hour to mark the beginning of daylight saving time. While it might be nice for some to have more light at the end of the day, it can be tough for bodies to adjust to darker mornings. In this Tech Minute, CNET's Kara Tsuboi reports on some ways technology can help ease the transition.