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Old 05-19-2011, 11:30 PM   #11 (permalink)
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I looked at that, they mentioned something I found interesting.

"2006 - Fujitsu develops heat-assisted magnetic recording (HAMR) that could one day achieve one terabit per square inch densities"

To bad we wont see that. But still, as is, high capacity drives, for now, hard drives will own the market in that area. But, in mass storage, $1/Gb just isn't worth it, as right now it's basically $1/10Gb with standard hard drives.

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Yeah true that. At a guess I'd say we've got another 5-7 years wait before HDDs really start becoming obsolete. And by that I don't mean nobody will be using them, I mean nobody will be buying them much anymore. One could argue simply on the fact that our space usage is increasing at massive rates, and soon it will just be impractical to have drives that are so slow. A daily backup that takes 25 hours won't be useful to anyone it takes a few hours to backup our 16TB raids, and a lot of that data is unchanged from last session. I'd hate to be in a business where that much data changes every day

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