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Lubricant Improves Hard Drives Performance and Longevity

October, 2004

Much discussed among computer circles is the so-called end of Moore’s Law and its predictions of ever-smaller circuits. Less known is a challenge facing the next generation of hard disk drives: lubricant coatings that can hold up to faster speeds and denser data.

Perfluoropolyethers (PFPEs), the current industry stand