Hitachi Shatters Storage Record with Terabyte Drive

My former employer Hitachi breaks a record by announcing the first Terabyte HardDrive, engadget reports. My former CEO Iwata-san of HDS is now at HGST, he proudly states:

“The industry’s first one-terabyte hard drive represents a milestone that is 50 years in the making, and it reasserts the hard drive’s leadership as the highest-capacity, lowest-cost storage technology,” said Shinjiro Iwata, chief marketing officer, Hitachi Global Storage Technologies. “In the 51 st year, Hitachi is leading a new era for hard drives — not only providing large amounts of affordable storage, but also customizing and optimizing hard drives to deliver products that are smarter, more durable and more useful to the consumer.”

There’s quite a few discussions on techmeme as Seagate has announcements too. HGST invited me to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Hard Drive, I really learned to appreciate storage (although not as exciting to me as web), without it, the internet would not be possible. See what life would be like without Hard Drives (animation)

When I visited the HGST HQ in San Jose, I was having fun with some interesting artwork. Here’s me ‘Frozen in Carbonite

  • Looks like Seagate is about to enter the 1 Terabyte limit now (on techmeme.com). But I praise Hitachi for being the first:)