The new hard drive will adopt shingled magnetic recording as opposed to the standard perpendicular magnetic recording technology to push storage density up to 3 trillion bits per square inch.
The Western Digital-owned firm has developed a drive that it claims has the lowest total cost of ownership of any drive out there due to low power consumption related to the helium used inside.
The world’s four major hard drive manufacturers have formed the Storage Products Association [SPA] to promote the hard drive industry.
The new hard disk drive will have 50 per cent more storage capacity compared to the current top-of-the-range model on the market.
The company, now owned by Western Digital, says that the new milestone could allow hard drives to hit 10GB over the next few years.
New technological breakthrough replaces air in hard drives with helium which is seven times less denser.