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Western Digital Demos World’s First Hard Drive with HAMR Technology.

Started by: john42 | Date 11/14/13 11:28:33 PM
Comments: 6 | Last Comment:  11/17/13 09:53:31 PM

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Since they apparently did not even quote the capacity of the platter (or HDD), I think it is premature to announce "the hard disk drive platform is ready".
2 0 [Posted by: john42  | Date: 11/14/13 11:28:33 PM]
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right, thought about the same thing. There is just a line where it says how much this new technique can improve capacity but not how much it does already. Also I wanna see this tech profe (or prove?, sorry english isn't my mothers tongue) in server environment, to see if its stable and secure... If we finally get 20 TB Disks, I don't wanna lose 20 TB of Data left and right.
Making a RAID is not the problem, but moving back 20 TB to a new Disk if one in a Raid 1 Mirror breaks down, is just a pain...
1 0 [Posted by: Rollora  | Date: 11/15/13 07:21:07 AM]
The technology has been ready for quite a while, but they are not releasing it because there is absolutely no competition on the hard drive market. They don't need to release anything new.

I have three 1 TB drives bought for less than 60 $ a piece and now, three years later, they are 50% more expensive. That's because of the F***ing duopoly we now have on the HDD market.
0 0 [Posted by: East17  | Date: 11/16/13 06:01:27 PM]

I thought heat destroys magnetism?...:/
0 0 [Posted by: FTL  | Date: 11/16/13 05:12:19 AM]
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Too much heat detroys magnetism, but just the right amout, for the right duration, allows a much smaller area to be magnetized, as well as erased, without also erasing neighboring bits, on the same and other tracks! Having more space per drive is great for NAS raid devices, where redundency takes up a lot of space, but on laptops having multi-terabyte hard drives, will need a low cost super fast expansion technology, in order to back up the drives while not taking up the user's whole day! I would rather see 1.5 tarabyte super thin drives in laptops stacked in a raid configuration of 2 hard drives(raid #) with the os on a 3rd SSD, and each HD with a good amount of Cache memory (Flash/RAM).
0 0 [Posted by: BigChiefRunAmok  | Date: 11/16/13 05:12:54 PM]

"average household storage needs in the U.S. will require as much as 3.3TB by 2016."

Guess I'm not average... I just ran out of space in 10TB I have in one computer alone...
0 0 [Posted by: basroil  | Date: 11/17/13 09:53:31 PM]


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