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Western Digital to Push the HDD Storage Envelope to 20 TB early 2020

Discussion in 'Frontpage news' started by Hilbert Hagedoorn, Sep 4, 2019.

  1. Hilbert Hagedoorn

    Hilbert Hagedoorn Don Vito Corleone Staff Member

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    I guess all hdd's are now going to be helium filled, my current hdd is the wd black 6tb which doesnt have that

    I just dont like the idea of helium being needed, i keep thinking the hdd wont last as long as my current hdd and the helium will slowly leak (i might be wrong)
     
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    sdamaged99 Ancient Guru

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    With the size of 4K remux files, there is definitely a market for these huge drives. I am rapidly running out of space, used over 96TB!
     
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    angelgraves13 Maha Guru

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    I don't know if I can afford more drives. I've got 5 10TBs in my system, leaving me no free SATA slots. It would cost me a lot to replace all those... Was hoping we'd have something bigger by now like 25 TBs.
     
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    I doubt we will see anytime soon this 20tb reaching consumer attainable pricing. We are bearly seeing the 10tb starting to be attractive by shucking.

    Get a cheap HBA PCIe card, on ebay you can get 9207-8i for like $50, and you will have 8 more sata ports.

    140TB server half full already ='(.
     
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    Too expensive.
     
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    angelgraves13 Maha Guru

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    I have no more room in my full size tower to add drives. I'd have to get another case. Only planning to do that when I build a new rig.
     
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    I agree as the last drive I got was 4tb that was all most two year ago and prices still haven't drop any as reg was hovering a round $100 to on sale $85 it was what I paid 2 year ago I was kind of hoping 8tb would be at $100 to 110 mark by now
     
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    the highest capacity per-platter is 2tb
    5platter is common with WD/hitachi ... seagate 6platter
    so that give 10~12tb non-helium drive

    so far there already some non-helium 8tb hdd :
    seagate ST8000DM004 8TB
    wd red-pro WD8003FFBX 8tb

    also dont think many report helium-leak within warranty period
    there also SMART data to flag if there helium-leak

    as for price it will drop eventually
    4tb is today standard capacity ... above it, it indeed still with premium price
    i am guessing in 2years those 6~8TB will dropped closer to today 4TB
    but that not considering inflation part, every product prices keep going up and never go down
     
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    The world is running out of helium, such a rare gas - drives will treble in price :p

    Glad my computer needs are normal, a 20TB drive failure is lot in one go
     

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    Yup. harddrive prices have been stagnant for ages. Such a shame
     
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    I bought two 10TB enterprise WD drives (EXOS I think they are) there last year at bargain price of €150 each. They are not like consumer... look ancient actually because of the special metal case to keep the helium in. They are working fine... only problem is... my new PC is much quieter than old... and at night when quiet can hear annoying clicking noise from drives sometimes... apparently normal... some sort of sleep head parking thing. I thought it was continual file read/write going on... but confirmed its not... because still happens when not even connected to SATA port. Others online sent them back because of this noise. I presume in extremely loud data-centers it doesn't matter, which is why they do it.

    I also scaled up as others did, from 2TB, to 3TB, to 4TB, to 6TB as drives filled and SATA ports ran out... I have a graveyard of smaller WD/Seagate drives now in cabinet!
     

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