A CDE Definition
See perpendicular recording.
A method of digital recording on a magnetic disk in which the bits are in a vertical arrangement instead of horizontal in order to take up less space. Also called "vertical recording," Toshiba and Seagate introduced perpendicular recording drives in the 2005-2006 time frame. Other drive vendors followed, and areal densities reached 400 gigabits per square inch by 2009.
A Trillion Bits Per Square Inch
Heat-assisted magnetic recording (HAMR) combines perpendicular recording with a laser to heat the medium and bumps areal density to a trillion bits per square inch (see HAMR). See superparamagnetic limit and areal density.
Perpendicular (Vertical) Recording
Longitudinal (Horizontal) Recording
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