Terabyte hard drives planned by Canon
Canon has set itself the goal of launching a terabyte hard drive in 2010. In order to achieve this goal, the current storage technology has already been modified, since current storage disks 'only' achieve a recording density of 100 gigabits per square inch.
Canon has to increase this to 1000 gigabits to then create a terabyte hard drive (1024 gigabytes) from several disks. In the new material that Canon is relying on, cobalt and nickel alloys are to be used. The particles are located in nanoholes, i.e. cylindrical recesses with a diameter of 50 nanometers and a depth of 500 nanometers. Canon hopes to use this technology to generate the necessary storage density on the disks.