Thanks for the encouragement guys. I share a few more points I think
are applicable even if the technology costs more:
1. IF/When put into silicon the current count of a few thousand cylinders
can be increased to a few 100 thousands or a million. This would pack the
information in much closely packed cylinders of course without violating the
atomic or magnetic interference limits. This means even the current 40GB
disks can be converted to 40TB disks by just changing the head assembly.
We could have 1inch wafer thin disks with tremendous capacities
2. By using a fixed slab of semiconductor instead of a moving mechanical
head which currently flies over the Hard disk surface,
storage can be made drop proof and more rugged and disk crashes prevented. This would enable it to be used in more wider appliances. With added capacity they could easily sit in Digital cameras, camcorders, televisions to record programs, ipods with endless music, mobile phones which run the full version of various operating systems.
3. By using a fixed piece of silicon with a large number of heads and
stretching it across the diameter of the disk would enable read writes on multiple cylinders at the same time exponentially increasing data rates
from/to the disk surface exponentially, which currently is the slowest
part of any computer.
4. By using fixed piece of silicon with a large number of read/write heads
we can reduce the current or the strength of the field required to write data
onto the disk.
5. Having a million sensors and getting information from them is much similar to having a million pixels on a CCD and getting info from each of them. So
I am sure the fabrication part at least is technology already known. Only
the sensing of the magnetic data using a solid state system probably needs
to be designed new.
Thanks for your time in reading through this.