Date: Tuesday, December 10, 2013
Time: 11:00 am
Speaker: Dr. Thomas Boone, HGST, a Western Digital company
Title: A Tradition of Miniaturization (The Evolution of the Hard Disk Drive & the Potential of Heat Assisted Magnetic Recording)
Location: 67-3111 Chemla room
With the current explosion of big data and cloud computing, data storage is of paramount importance. For nearly 60 years, hard disk drive technology has been at the forefront for advancing the IT infrastructure. The tradition of innovation in magnetic recording has enabled compound annual growth rates in areal density that have rivaled or surpassed similar metrics set by Moore's law. This seminar will review some of the significant historical technical milestones that facilitated this evolution and explore some of the challenges facing continued miniaturization. Particular focus will be given to the potential impact and current developments in Heat Assisted Magnetic Recording (HAMR).