Chaired by Pete Goglia, CTO of Xyratex’s Storage Infrastructure division, Session 2’s presentations will concentrate on paths to sustaining areal density growth. Premier technologists from Marvell, Xyratex, Toshiba, and Electro Static Technologies will cover elements of sustaining areal density growth outside of traditional head and media technologies. Questions to be addressed include:
- How can channel technology support both areal density growth and performance improvements?
- How will HDD design change to handle higher data rates?
- What will the test and process equipment supply chain do to optimize throughputs and efficiencies?
- What other technologies or approaches are needed to support sustained areal density growth?