10TB of helium filled storage from HGST

Subject: General Tech | December 2, 2015 - 01:14 PM |
Tagged: 10TB, hgst, western digital

Western Digital subsidiary HGST had previously released a 10TB drive which used their new shingling technique to reach such high storage densities and meant that there was a limited capacity for rewrites.  They have now released a new 10TB drive which is formatted in a more traditional manner and does not have the same limitations as brought on with the shingling method of design.  The Inquirer also mentions 6TB and 8TB models if you don't quite need 10TB of storage.  No mention of price is made but you can guess that this HDD will be close in price per GB to SSDs, sadly not the price parity we were hoping for.

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"HGST HAS released its first 10TB helium-filled drive for general purpose data centre use."

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December 2, 2015 | 02:56 PM - Posted by Cyclops

Looking forward to the day where spinning rust is no more.

December 2, 2015 | 07:42 PM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

Why? What's wrong with having more options? There will always be storage tasks that don't require much speed, and for those, there's no reason to spend the massive premium for an SSD.

I'm glad that SSDs exist so that my computer boots faster, but I'm also glad that HDDs exist so that I don't have to spend $2000 just to store my porn collection

December 2, 2015 | 09:29 PM - Posted by patrickjp93 (not verified)

Do you really have more than 4 TB of porn?

December 2, 2015 | 09:39 PM - Posted by Jeremy Hellstrom

I'm betting pornhub does.

December 2, 2015 | 09:52 PM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

If you include backups (some of that porn is pretty rare), then yes, it is over 4tb.

December 2, 2015 | 05:10 PM - Posted by -- (not verified)

you will never see that day.

rust? *eyeroll*

December 2, 2015 | 07:03 PM - Posted by Shambles (not verified)

Eyeroll? *drumroll*

December 2, 2015 | 07:36 PM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)


December 3, 2015 | 01:26 AM - Posted by Hakuren

OK, 10TB is all nice, but what about HAMR. It was supposed to be the next big thing in this segment and we still have to do with paltry 3-10TB instead 100-300 TB.

C'mon! ;)

December 4, 2015 | 12:45 AM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

Thought they said these were available? This another paper launch?

December 6, 2015 | 10:38 PM - Posted by -- (not verified)

I don't understand the mindset of people that want to see some part of tech DIE.

if you don't like it don't use it, if you are an SSD fan 100%, run them 100%

spinning disks aren't pissing on your breakfast, you don't have to use them.

But to just totally not see their value..AT...ALL....in any way, you have horse blinders on.

sorry you can't see past your nose, but spinning disks will live on...for a hell of a long time.

Don't let the rust get in your eye.

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