Seagate 20TB HDDs also for consumers

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  1. Hilbert Hagedoorn

    Hilbert Hagedoorn Don Vito Corleone Staff Member

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    Seagate alluded to a 20TB consumer hard drive during a recent earnings call transcript, Tom's Hardware noticed. The storage manufacturer is working on heat-assisted magnetic recording. ...

    Seagate 20TB HDDs also for consumers
     
  2. Mufflore

    Mufflore Ancient Guru

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    This would be great if we could trust their reliability.
    20TB is a LOT to lose or recover, I can think of better ways to use my time/money.
    I'll sit this out for some time...
     
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    Well you'd be a fool for only having one of these drives if you actually use that much disk space, and, if you don't want to risk losing anything. The average consumer can't afford 20TB of SSD storage, so, there's not much you can do to avoid the time consumption.
     
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    Mufflore Ancient Guru

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    You can choose wisely is what I was trying to say.
     

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    schmidtbag Ancient Guru

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    I get what you're tying to say but what is the wiser choice in this situation? Remember, these are consumer HDDs; they're not server drives. If you need 20TB of storage and don't have deep pockets, what do you do? Getting more+smaller HDDs is only increasing the chances of a failure and is still going to take a long time to recover from (especially if you're doing RAID, where you'll then have to rebuild the array).
     
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    Mufflore Ancient Guru

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    Smaller drives with a proven track record are a lesser risk.
    There are a number of new technologies in these drives and Seagates record hasnt been the best either.

    I have a number of HGST enterprise drives and would like to use less.
    But that time isnt here yet.
     
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    We said the same every year. Even 20MB hard drive was a LOT to loose in it's time :D

    Jesus saves, God takes backup ;)
     
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    Year 2001 ... People where claiming that i can not ever fill my new 40gb hard drive , i knew i would ! Hehe 20tb for normal use are overkill today it will fill ...eventually!
     
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    Personally I don't believe going with SSD is the way to be protected. I had SSD that failed for me (Samsung 840 series) while never having drive fail on me (using only WD HDDs for over 20 years).
    That being said with such huge drives mirror raid (or some permutation like 1+0) is a must.
     
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    I remember going from a 5MB MFM HDD to a 20MB RLL HDD holding my breath! But all I wanted it to do was hold all # disks of Wing Commander to play in EGA. It was expensive but never failed me until I eventually got the IDE and 120MB HDD and VGA. Conner, I think it was.
     

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    Mufflore Ancient Guru

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    Those were fun days, 50% more free space from the same drive!
    But so many MFM drives used for RLL took their time then eventually corrupted. MFM drives could be used with RLL encoding, 'could'.
    (all RLL drives were MFM based, supposedly better quality to cope with the new compression)
    In those days we only had one set of recovery tools made by Norton and no recovery specialists, it was all so new.
    If Norton didnt get your data back ...

    Explanantion is for not so ancients techies :)
     
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    nizzen Ancient Guru

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    Had 144TB in 2010 (mostly in raid-6 with Areca 1880ix-24 with expander), now I'm just using 480GB optane and 4TB of m.2 ssd's in my main computer. Times has changed with 1 Gbit internet :p

    Haven't upgraded the storage space since 2014 :rolleyes:
     
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    I can imagine you guys backing up data with a chisel on marble plaques ! (Sorry i could not resist :p) that said i am not that new my first pc was an inhell pentium @666(667 according to intel ) and a voodoo 3 with 64mb ram !


    I hate you :p i want to able to get 1gbit too ! 50mbit vdsl is the best i can get send me 100mbit bro you will not miss em :p
     
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    Gotta buy two and raid them to be safe *__*

    Now in the year 2021 and it's pretty average download over 100GB a month.
     
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    Well, the longer time it takes for your array to rebuild, the more chances there are of failure at the time of the array rebuild. So with larger and larger drives, you'll want more and more drives and backups to ensure that your data is safe.
     

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    It's funny, in a sad way, that the two remaining brands of HDD manufacturers are Seagate and WD... my two bottom picks when we had more choice in the market. :p
     
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    Luckily WD's HGST brand is still very good. Most likely produced in the same place as before :)
     

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