Areal density equals bit density, or bits of information per inch of a track multiplied by tracks per inch on a drive platter.
What does AD stand for?
AD stands for Areal Density
This definition appears very frequently and is found in the following Acronym Finder categories:
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We have 84 other meanings of AD in our Acronym Attic
- Application Developer
- Application Development (IBM)
- Application Directory
- Approved Direction
- Approved Document (UK)
- Architectural Design
- Archival Disc (disc storage)
- Archive Device
- Area Defense
Samples in periodicals archive:
Perpendicular recording allows hard drive manufacturers to put more bits of data on each square inch of disk space-called areal density or data density--because of magnetic geometry.
Making full use of Toshiba's latest advances in HDD technologies, including the highest areal density yet commercialized, the new HDD delivers 100GB of storage capacity and does so in a drive only 9.
But even if and when magnetic media designers, particularly disk engineers, do hit the areal density wall, tape engineers will still have many generations of capacity improvements to come, due to the 800:1 ratio in areal density that currently exists between disk and tape design.
The dipole moment is derived from the ground state absorption and the QD areal density, which was determined from transmission electron micrographs generated by collaborators at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory.
The new 30GB per platter product marks the fourth generation of areal density leadership in the 2.