Given the IDEMA's statement that all drive makers will transition to Advanced Format as of January, 2011, this article has been substantially updated. Another limit is being pushed in computers: The 32-bit LBA addressing mode. Hard disk drives have simply become too big for the 2.1 TB allowed by 32-bit LBA and 512 K sectors. Western Digital was first to answer this challenge … [Read more...] about Hitachi GST Joins WD On The “Advanced Format” Hard Disk Drive Bandwagon
Fast-forward 6 months into the future! You just bought a new hard disk drive from Seagate or Western Digital. Rather than sticking to the basic 1 TB model, you opted for a brand-new 3 TB whopper. You take it home, unbox it (on camera for YouTube, of course) and slap it into your home-brewed PC. Watch out! A combination of factors is conspiring to wreck your newfound storage … [Read more...] about Taming Monster Disk Drives: 3 TB and Beyond!