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Toshiba has taken the wraps off a new hard drive recording technology it claims will dramatically increase the capacity of the 1.8in drives used in portable media players like Apple's newly announced iPod Classic. Dubbed Discrete Track Recording (DTR), the technique, as its name suggests, separates out parallel magnetic data- …


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  1. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Is it just me...

    ...or have they shone more light on to the new HDD than on the older one.


  2. Ross Fleming Silver badge

    So... DVD-RAM?

    Is this similar to the structure used in DVD-RAM then? Seem to remember a similar reflective pattern anyway!

  3. Graham Dawson Silver badge

    The only surprise...

    ... is that they didn't think of this earlier. Of course hindsight is always 20/20.

  4. Ben W


    Here's to doing it right in the first place!!!

    and not giving it a new name each time you get closer to what should already be the norm!

    I the manufacturers could just work out how to reduce the production cost of uber fast solid state memory harddrives would be BetaMax!!!

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