Seagate Ships 8 TB Hard Drives

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  1. Hilbert Hagedoorn

    Hilbert Hagedoorn Don Vito Corleone Staff Member

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    Dang ! Seagate today announced it is shipping the world's first 8 TB hard disk drive. An important step forward in storage, the 8 TB hard disk drive provides scale-out data infrastructures with supe...

    Seagate Ships 8 TB Hard Drives
     
  2. thatguy91

    thatguy91 Ancient Guru

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    How many platters does this drive contain?
     
  3. TheDeeGee

    TheDeeGee Ancient Guru

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    Id like to see affordable 1 - 2TB SSDs for Storage. Let's say 100 - 150 Euros.

    - Reduced Speeds, but still atleast twice as fast as a traditional HDD.
    - Increased Cell Durability.

    But noooo, keep pushing and pushing the tech. We need to get rid of traditional HHDs, not make them larger.
     
  4. ---TK---

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    Ssd for storage sounds a bit silly. My storage drive is a 4gb usb3 seagate.
     

  5. TheDeeGee

    TheDeeGee Ancient Guru

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    Why is it silly, SDDs are the future. At some point they gotta make SSDs with 16TB capacity to replace mechanical drives.
     
  6. Veteran

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    If all you are going to do is install a game to your 256Gb SSD from a Stored 2TB SSD then it is silly. That is unless 2-3TB SSD's come out and are around £150.

    Otherwise whats the point? May aswell take your data from you Mechanical Storage and put it on your SSD for fast loading etc. When you have finished, uninstall.

    If they make SSD's that are 2-3TB and they are expensive then nobody will buy them will they as they will say "Well i dont need an SSD for Storage, i will just use a cheap Mechanical drive for storage because thats all it is used for......Storage".

    Think about it.......:)
     
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    k3vst3r Ancient Guru

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    That was quick, 6TB drives only launched like last month
     
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    at a low low cost of your liver
     
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    How far up with storage is too much? The logic behind more is better needs a limit I think. What good is a 16TB drive when it fails. Losing 2TB vs 16TB sure makes you think twice. And yes... Back ups and raid strips have a role to play but still at some point as storage will increase it will seem like all eggs have been placed in one basket.
     
  10. Reddoguk

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    I rather have two 8gb drives than one big 16gb one sure.

    I would just ghost one of them and only really use one while the other is 100% mirror image.

    Every Seagate drive i ever own failed, i mean failed way before it's lifetime limits were up.
     

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    Its dumb at this point in time. Most poeple including me buy storage drives based on capacity. If the transfer rate is good thats just a plus imo. 1tb ssd are all over $400 bucks usd. And to buy several 1 tb drives just for storage is lunacy.
     
  12. TheDeeGee

    TheDeeGee Ancient Guru

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    I'm sure they can come up with SSDs the same price as HDDs that store 4TB. And i'm talking pure "storage", so it doesn't need 1GB Read/Write speeds, but atleast twice as fast as a HDD.

    But i guess i'm the daft one here.
     
  13. Reddoguk

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    No, you are right m8. Time will prove you right.

    Doubt there will be a dedicated ssd just for storage though.

    I get what you are saying though. Why not just use old tech to make slow storage ssd's and all new tech goes into the super duper fast drives.
     
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    give it 3-4 years and 2TB-SSDs will be quite affordable... I bought my 256GB C300 from Crucial almost 4 years ago for 600+€ and today you get an 1TB-SSD for almost half the price... it's all about patience (and I want to learn patience NOW!!!!) XD
     
  15. Alexraptor

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    Honestly, I think SSD's are still too new.
    HDD's have been around for decades, its tried and true technology.

    SSD's as a consumer prodcut however are still in their very infancy, and we have absolutely no idea whatsoever of how the technology will hold up in the long-term.

    Bear in mind that the concept behind SSD's has always been about speed and performance in computer systems, and never really about long-term data storage.
     

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    Nah, im totally with you. Even if the read / write speeds are half of that of normal ssd's, they will still be vastly surpirior to hdd's, due to not being mechanical... meaning no spinup time, no read / write latency etc.
     
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    Can even remember when a 250Mb hard drive was considered pretty big back in the i386 days.
    How things have changed over the past decade or so.
    Still have some DDR2 RAM lying around somewhere.
     
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    I have 5 x 2TB HDDs, I would love to just be able to buy a couple of these, I bet they're too expensive though.
     
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    SSDs are the future and this is where all the money for R&D should be going not wasting it on "Improving" old tech that's going to inevitability be pushed aside one day for SSDs anyway

    From my own experience I cant even argue that HDDs are more reliable!

    I work for a company where we provide IT for companies that don't have their own internal IT staff and we also build our own PCs.

    Since moving to SSDs a few years back in all our desktop PCs I can count the number of failures we've had on one hand over several hundred PCs. The same cannot be said for when he used HDDs!

    HDDs need to go away
     
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    I will buy three of these for my storage needs and 4 Samsung 1TB SSD's, for my gaming and productivity needs!

    My guess, is that they will sell for $399 - which isn't too bad? Now I have to decide if I want to go with a I7 5360k or wait for Skylake-E, when intel releases an I7 Xtream 10core variant, as they always trickle down their server chips!

    This will all go along great, when I update my Home Theater system to Dolby Atmos, a 70" 4k display and two GTX 880Ti's to drive them!

    I'm about 70% complete with my masterpiece so far....
     

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