In 3 Years, Your HDD Will Hold 100TB or More

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mavroxur

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Lots of good this does with every major broadband provider toying with the idea of bandwith caps :) Now you'll have tons of hard drive space, and no way to fill it.
 

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[citation][nom]mavroxur[/nom]Lots of good this does with every major broadband provider toying with the idea of bandwith caps :) Now you'll have tons of hard drive space, and no way to fill it.[/citation]
not if you pirate alot of movies of games
 

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What will remain the same is the reliability of HDDs. Despite the massive increase of storage capacity that may be frightening to some users, given the amount of data that could be lost, Re said that there will be no major changes from today’s technology.
So in other words, every other drive may still be DOA.
 

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In 3 Years, Your HDD Will Hold 100TB or More
With roughly 50x the potential of PMR, HAMR should lead the way beyond 100 TB drives and possibly into the region of 200 – 300 TB in the 2020 to 2025 time frame.
10 to 15 = 3 ?

I guess it would depend on how that sentence is sectioned...

With roughly 50x the potential of PMR, HAMR should lead the way beyond 100 TB drives (and possibly into the region of 200 – 300 TB in the 2020 to 2025 time frame).
would allow the title to be correct

With roughly 50x the potential of PMR, HAMR should lead the way beyond 100 TB drives (and possibly into the region of 200 – 300 TB) in the 2020 to 2025 time frame.
would make it a wrong title.

Curse you, ambiguous English language!
 
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Nobody needs that space. They should focus on other things, we can keep 1TB HDDs through 2020. Why collect 250,000,000,000,000 MP3s. This is so dumb,
 

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xerroz, only if you copy the physical media. If not then you prove his/her point.

As for SSD replacing mechanical drives? I doubt this will happen until storage capacities, pricing, and reliability fall in line with the mechanical drives. Until then it is worth investing in non-ssd solutions.
 

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Well this would be usefull for your own Blu-ray rips. You would not have to find your blu-ray disk among the 200-300 disk collection. You just start you video streamer NAS with 300TB raid 5 capacity and watch what you want...
... it just happen to be illegal to rip you own Blu-Ray disks...

We need some sort of system that would allow at least that!
 
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That my friend is true in the united states and Australia and Canada but
something is going to have to change the only reason they can get away with it now is because people don't have a choice to shop elsewhere like with other products or services. Bandwidth costs have dropped for providers over 20% every year for the last 5 years so when they complain the bandwidth is costing them to much and that you should be capped or charges per bandwidth use they are BOLD OUT RIGHT Lying!
 

hannibal

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As a side note... we need much more competition in SSD market. There seems to be too few produsers at this moment... Yeah there are many companies as a brand name, but really few who actually make those memory chips for those SSD's we have. It is allmost a monopoly...
But so far so good, the price of SDD has come down, but maybe not as fast as we have hoped it will do...
 

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[citation][nom]JoannTubel[/nom]Nobody needs that space. They should focus on other things, we can keep 1TB HDDs through 2020. Why collect 250,000,000,000,000 MP3s. This is so dumb,[/citation]

The point is not to store a crap ton of MP3 files, just a comparison since that's a popular way to advertise storage devices on the market right now. Even if most consumers are using SSD by then this magnitude of storage capacity is very meaningful for the scientific and research communities. Hopefully Seagate and others are able to deliver what they estimate.
 

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I always thought the idea of having an external 1TB drive filled with porn would be just a funny thing to have and say to your friends... "hey look, this is a TB of porn" as you hold it in front of their faces. But now, imagine being able to say that with 100TB! The potential to terrify/intrigue people is endless.
 

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Ehhh this is all great and everything, but unless there is a drive that is currently half what they are saying, then three years is unrealistic even in a prototype stage. I believe in the phrase "Don't count your chickens before they're hatched." Remember in 2001 we were promised 10Ghz single core CPU's and that didn't happen. It is still possible but not with the standards we are accustomed to, we would have massive power hungry processors with huge heat issues if that were the case.

Given HDD manufactures records we will see a slow pace of doubling once we hit 4TB. 3TB drives are expected at the end of this year with 4TB by the end of next. That is already a year down. The highest I see in 3 years if that actually happens on time would be between 12-20TB's give or take. Of course they have plenty of technology designs to pursue unlike microprocessors, but the pace has definitely slowed since we hit 1TB. Once High Definition becomes more mainstream that will be the ultimate app that pushes forth consumer DEMAND for bigger hard drives and more space. My question is, how are SSD's going to fare. Right now they are taking this lag in the physical sector to build up their capacities, perfect their designs, improve their memory chips, and lower prices to build up a solid consumer base. I definitely see Hard Drive Wars back again in the next 3 years as the CPU Wars are sure to pick up next year.

I ask one thing, can we have more than 4GB dimms pl0x? I would greatly love to take advantage of the 192GB limit of Windows (even if yeah yeah we don't need it). Its been forever since memory has competed with anything other than faster clock speeds (usually just overclocked by manufactures). Now that people are starting to move to 64 bit OS'es this may actually happen. Oh things should get interesting in 3 years.
 

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I would be happy to keep my 750GB hard drive, just make it 10 times as reliable and 10 times as fast. And I want my cpu to be at least 10 times as fast too.
 

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The easiest solution to this would be to increase compression on everything thus making total space almost irrelevant. With that then they could do more research in the field of bus speeds, the true bottleneck of disk drives...

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