3TB Seagate Barracuda Review

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t.y.wan

Vast improvement in reliability anytime soon? The harddrive sitting in my computer fails every 5~7 years and I would like to have some longer lasting beast to work with ^.^"

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Coldrage

How long will we continue to use mechanical HDDs?

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RUSENSITIVESWEETNESS

New technologies use lasers and even table salt to increase the capacity of mechanical hard drives well beyond the ability of SSD pricing to catch up. Mechanical drives aren't going away anytime soon.

The future is not now. You can't have a flying car and robot maid.

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bpstone

SSDs aren't there yet in terms of storage, price and long-term reliability. They will get better with time. Mechanical drives are still in the game other than in an outright speed contest as they continue to evolve. Theoretically it is plausible someone could change how mechinized drives work to obliterate current SDDs. Porsche continues to improve their 911 without radically changing it every single time.

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praetor_alpha

150+MB/s??? Wow. That's faster than Gigabit ethernet. Put a few of these in a file server, and 10 gig E can't come soon enough.

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bpstone

I remember when eighty gigabytes was considered a lot data storage space. Once they have sufficient five terabyte mechanical hard drives I'll snatch up a few to throw in my workstation. I'll be the first one buy a 3.5inch petabyte HDD. lol

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RUSENSITIVESWEETNESS

I remember when the guys would call a 20 Mb drive "big." And they were. Physically, those damn things were huge.

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Turbo Charge

Once they complete sodium testing you will see just that in about two years I would say!

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