Seagate Announces Terabit Areal Density Milestone, Promises 60TB Hard Drives

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ray789

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t.y.wan

Why do people associate "Large" volume with piratebay / torrent all the time...
Do you have any friends in the photography business? Or video editing business? Advertising firm? Computer graphics designers?
It is not "that" hard to fill up a few TB of data storage when you simply just don't have the time to process them immediately after a photoshoot session...
However, I do understand photos and videos editors may not visit and comment in this site often. I also do understand the fact that everyone says torrent users "need" large volume drives, they must be hording hard.
As a not so professional photographer and a not so hard hording torrent user, I only needed 1.06TB for storage, torrenting and work.

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mhouston100

I haven't looked into it yet but can someone explain to me before I do, what is stopping them from adding more platters?

With the large cases for desktop PC's now I could easily fit some double height 3.5" drives in my box and have 6TB per drive. I know in many applications size is an issue but most desktop / data server related instances size is the last problem to deal with.

I guess it's cost related? 1 controller + 6 platters must not be significantly cheaper than 2 controllers with 3 platters each.

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Hey.That_Dude

cost to loss. Up to 5 disks and you don't make your product too much worse. that sixth disk means you need a beefier motor. Beefy motor more power, more power less life.

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Philippe Lemay

Number of stars in the galaxy...

Number of grains of sand on a beach,

Number of blood cells in your veins,

Number of... bits on a Seagate Hard drive? It's kinda poetic.

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Coldrage

Great, gonna have to put up with the damn noisy things for another 10~+ years.

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satrain18

All the torrents in the world on one hard drive... YEEEESSSSSSSSS!!!

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presicion25

Western Digital has been selling 6TB drives for over a year. Theyre around $450. Its really 2 3TB drives in one.

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Typo91

20TB of space total under my roof, and I have space problems, I've been waiting for the hardrive market to comeback down. so I've been doing some clean up...

I had to favor Hogan's Heros over indi films I had saved... but it looks like only a matter of months before 2TB drives are back to 69.00 USD

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kixofmyg0t

20TB and your running out of space?

That's like 3,940 movies.....you must be on The Pirate Bay 24/7.

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Hey.That_Dude

later this decade... like 2 years from now or like 5 years from now. 'Cause if you think SSD's are gonna slow down and wait for your HDD to offer more capacity then they do, you're nuts.
If the tech comes out in the next 3 years it might save HDD from the path of the dodo. Wait 5 years... too little too late.

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Peanut Fox

I don't think SSD capacity/price is going to out strip HDDs. If it does by all means. I'd like to pick up 2 6TB drives for RAID 1. 500GB of SSD space is plenty for me right now, and the asking price for the larger SSDs is too much for my wallet.

Also 4TB HDDs are for sale now.

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aarcane

at over $1/GB, SSDs still won't outsell HDDs for a while now, which are closer to $100/TB.

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Hey.That_Dude

I'm not just talking price per storage point. I'm also talking price/performance/storage. the only reason anyone buys SSD's is for performance.

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DoctorX

i will take 2!

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Zoandar

I guess all the 1TB 2.5" drives I just saw listed on Newegg don't really exist. :-)

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Hey.That_Dude

Look carefully at how thick those drives are. they my have more then one disk. In which case their density is even lower.

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andrewc513

Samsung makes a normal-profile 1TB 2.5" drive. It's a pretty slow 5400RPM drive, but it's still not the larger-profile size.

WD makes a 9.5mm Scorpio Blue 2.5" 1TB, but it's nearly double the price of your typical laptop hard drive. The thicker one is around the same price as the Samsung 9.5mm.

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AETAaAS

Someone forgot to send Seagate's PR department a memo that both themselves and Hitachi build 4TB drives (admittedly I haven't seen Seagate's drive bare but I assume it's near as makes no difference the same thing).

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bautrey

I don't know what I would do with 60TB of space. I think we first need unlimited internet before such a thing happens.

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aarcane

I'd put 5 of them in a raidz, and move all my data to the new array.

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chipmunkofdoom2

LOL. This should be interesting seeing as how Seagate is a running joke in the quality department for many people..

Which would you rather? Using a 60TB Seagate drive to store all your data, and twenty 3TB drives to back up that 60TB drive, or a 60TB Seagate drive for backup and hope that only loading data onto it once a week or so won't kill it?

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Peanut Fox

RAID 1?

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kevaskous

Disk sizes are starting to outgrow need for 90% of people.

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Peanut Fox

This is what happened to me. I traded 1TB of HDD space for 500GB of SSD space, but it's space I find I don't need anyway. This still leaves me with 4TB, a lot of which I'm not using. Unless you're archiving video, there is little else to do with so much space.

I also thing HDD speed has become second in performance needs. I think 5400 RPM drives are going to be the next Western Digital Blacks. Fast storage isn't really important when all you're really doing is archiving data.

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OliverSudden

Yes, for now. Wasn't it Bill Gates who famously said (paraphrasing here) "No one's going to need more than 640K" and that was, what? The 80s?

Next year, your 90% becomes 85%. In five years, it's down to 50% and soon enough, we're all running out of HD space again.

Future-proof your brain, dood.

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Peanut Fox

That was in reference to memory, and in all of the internet I've not actually seen anyone prove he said that. Either way it seems an incredibly stupid thing to say looking back.

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DoctorX

not for me... i have 9TB in my pc and 24 TB on my server... and I am low on space...

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kixofmyg0t

Piratebay much?

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essjay22

Pirate bay on the brain boy ??? Not everyone that houses incredible amounts of data @home is a pirate.We digitize our prodigious music and TV/movie collections, house photos in the raw and just generally don't housekeep too well until its out of space time. Go cast stones some where else

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