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Seagate Confirms They're Shipping 20TB HAMR HDD

Izerous

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I re-read the IOPS section i think you got part of that wrong a standard drive as it increases capacity its IOPS continues to drop. To combat this by splitting the drive in two it gives it a bump in IOPS to counter the penalties the increased capacity have been causing over the years.

This really at a high level is two 10TB drives sharing 1 housing and 1 sata port/power connection.

Edit: thinking about this further this is also where HDDs can potentially gain so real efficiencies. They are at 2 now but why stop there a 4 platter drive could potentially have 4 motors and 4 individual actuators to greatly increase speed without the price tag of a 10TB-20TB SSD.
 

Mr. Friendly

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it'll be neat to see if 8TB HDD soon become the best value capacity. 4TB is where it's at now with most being under $200, but for specialty drives like IronWolf NAS and SkyHawk surveillance models.
 

gingerbee

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OMG pls make it so Mr.friendly lol I have so many 4TB drives I really want to start moving up to much bigger drivers for all my data hogging I love to do
 

gingerbee

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Ya I have been watching BB for drives on sale and I am pretty sure I will be shucking them so I can get cheaper drive cause I am not a rich man so gotta make it work. thanks lowfat
 
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