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News Seagate to demo HAMR drives at Ceatec

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  1. Gareth Halfacree

    Gareth Halfacree WIIGII! Staff Administrator Super Moderator Moderator

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    yuusou Well-Known Member

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    Back in the day, 20GB would do wonders. I doubt it'll be of much use by 2020 though. :)
     
  3. Panos

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    20GB :p Doesn't even hold a single game, like the TW:R2

    Still remember the 130MB HDD I got with the 386DX40 with 4MB RAM, and when mate who bought a "better/triple the price" IBM 386SX33 said to me "40MB HDD and 1MB RAM is enough, no need for more ever"
     
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    mclean007 Officious Bystander

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    When will the madness end? How much 4k pornography does one person need?
     
  5. Dave Lister

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    Loved the opening paragraph "a new generation of spinning-rust hard drives" lol

    Also- 'The world is generating an astronomical amount of data annually and that data needs to be stored,' claimed Mark Re. I bet all the NSA staff would all sigh a big amen to that statement :p
     
  6. Gareth Halfacree

    Gareth Halfacree WIIGII! Staff Administrator Super Moderator Moderator

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    D'you know, I did a search across the body text to see if I'd put GB when I meant TB and came up empty. Didn't think to do it on the image caption. :wallbash: Fixed, ta!
     
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    It's a form of 'word-blindness', we all do it - sometimes when you've been working on something for a while, even when proof-reading, you still end up seeing what you meant to write rather than what you actually did. It's why it's (infuriatingly) always easier to spot someone else's mistakes than your own! :)
     
  8. John_T

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    Fantastic looking technology by the way, but 2020 still seems an awful long way off. I can see SSD's catching up to (or even surpassing) existing sized large HDD's in the intervening 6+ years...
     
  9. Paradigm Shifter

    Paradigm Shifter de nihilo nihil fit

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    Given that you can already buy 1TB SSDs (or as good as) in the form of the Samsung 840 Evo for <£500... unless SSDs totally stagnate, they'll probably be pushing something in that region by 2020. They might even be a reasonable price, to boot!
     
  10. Stanley Tweedle

    Stanley Tweedle NO VR NO PLAY

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    I think by 2020 we could have 20 Terra-byte hard disks and also a cure for the cold.

    I can't wait for 2020. Men will walk on Mars and OCZ will leave behind computer tech and start making 3d printed bicycles.
     
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    I used to think a 3d printed bike was laughable until yesterday i read about nasa's 3d laser printer that uses titanium, chromium and nickel powders. I so want a 3d metal printer
     
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    Pfft to TW:R2, Terraria is 40MB! :D
     
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    You don't need to go to NASA, Direct Metal Laser Sintering printers have been around for a couple of decades. They're not cheap, but they're not space-age supertechnology. Printing custom engine-blocks is not a rare occurrence when prototyping.

    Being able to 'download a car' (for example) is not currently limited by technology, but by economic build volume of printers; a cheap printer is a mass produced printer, it's very rare at the moment to need to print objects that large, so printers aren't made that large.
     
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    Almightyrastus Rule #9

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    I'm embarrassed for the both of us that you need to ask.
     
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    dynamis_dk Grr... Grumpy!!

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    I think i'd prefer a cure for the cold more than the 20TB HDD's lol - If I run out of space I can by another HDD, If I get a cold its torture! Broke my nose years ago and ever since getting a cold is always a painful experience. +1 for cold cure :)
     
  16. Gradius

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    "20GB"... infamous copy&paste.

    Btw, we want BIGGER, RELIABLE and CHEAPER SSDs !
     
  17. Gareth Halfacree

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    Pardon?
     

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