Will Your Hard Drive Hold 600GB?

SINGAPORE -- The standard desktop PC of 2007 will have a hard drive with capacity between 500GB and 600GB, according to Mark Geenen, managing director of research company TrendFocus. Notebook computers will be fitted with 300GB drives and small drives which can be used in mobile phones and PDAs will be able to store around 20GB, Geenen says.

Speaking at a briefing organized by the International Disk Drive Equipment and Materials Association (IDEMA) here, Geenen says there were no serious competitors to current hard drive technology for cost-effective data storage. "The long-term demand [for storage] is there and this is a historic opportunity for our industry," he says. "The industry is poised for very impressive growth over the next few years."

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News source: PCWorld.com

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