4TB HDD with 1TB platters When?
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Posted 20 April 2012 - 11:36 AM
Seagate's current 4TB is 5x800GB too.
Still waiting for 4x1TB myself, especially in a nearline version. Le sigh.
You better get used to waiting. Now that there are only 2 desktop drive manufacturers (Seagate and Western Digital), expect the capacity expansion to slow down and the prices to stay high.
Posted 20 April 2012 - 05:31 PM
Considering Hitachi is already using a 1 TB platter in the 7k1000.D, it's actually realistic to ask for a 4 TB and 5 TB model. However, performance of that Hitachi seems not very good, i.e. the write performance looks as if they're pushing the magnetics too hard. So wide spread adoption may take some more time.
Posted 20 April 2012 - 06:28 PM
That was back in September... so maybe a year would be enough time? If so, hypothetically speaking, that places us into THIS September.
Of course, that's all wishes, dreams, and theory at this point...
(kinda like the original Samsung F1 release...)
Seagate's new Barracuda drives are shipping in volume, tho, and those are all 1TB/platter. Admittedly those just came out, I wouldn't expect nearline ones to follow for a few more months. And those top out at a 3-platter model.
Posted 23 April 2012 - 10:13 AM
Seagate's new Barracuda drives are shipping in volume, tho, and those are all 1TB/platter.
Actually, not. As near as I can figure, only the 1tb and 3tb versions use 1TB platters. Note that the 2TB is a 3-platter design; I'd guess it and the 1.5 are using their older 750GB platters (though the datasheets still claim the 600-whatever gbit/in density)
Posted 23 April 2012 - 03:30 PM
They could be short stroked.. but that probably wouldn't make financial sense for Seagate, as lower density platters are readily available and probably cheaper. Someone needs to get a few of them and compare STR. But nobody's interested in testing HDDs any more.. ;p
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