Latest Forum Posts

Latest News Posts
Coming Soon!
Go Back > Hardware > Storage Devices and Memory

Storage Devices and Memory Hard Drives, Optical Drives, Flash and anything memory related can be posted here.

Thread Tools
Old 05-11-2010, 05:00 AM   #1
Rob Williams
Rob Williams's Avatar
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Atlantic Canada
Posts: 13,366
Default 3TB Hard Drives to be Released in 2010?

With all of the talk surrounding solid-state disks today, it's easy to overlook the technological advances made with mechanical storage. One such example is the beefed-up and super-fast VelociRaptor 600GB, which features a SATA 3.0 interface and speeds that are 15% faster over the previous gen. And all the while, even mobile drives continue to see many improvements (who doesn't want that 1TB Scorpio in their notebook?!).

You can read the rest of our post here.
Intel Core i7-3960X, GIGABYTE G1.Assassin 2, Kingston 16GB DDR3-2133, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 770 2GB
Kingston HyperX 3K 240GB SSD (OS, Apps), WD VR 1TB (Games), Corsair 1000HX, Corsair H70 Cooler
Corsair 800D, Dell 2408WFP 24", ASUS Xonar Essence STX, Gentoo (KDE 4.11. 3.12 Kernel)

"Take care to get what you like, or you will be forced to like what you get!" - H.P. Baxxter
<Toad772> I don't always drink alcohol, but when I do, I take it too far.

Rob Williams is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 05-11-2010, 03:54 PM   #2
Tech Junkie
Doomsday's Avatar
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: KHI, PAK
Posts: 1,560

i am definitely looking forward to these! not in the least bit interested in those overly expensive SSDs!

"In talking to many different people about the subject since earlier this year, some have told me that they believe mechanical storage to be on the way out, and flash to be the future.

what do u mean by when they say Flash to be the future?!?
PSU: Corsair AX850 - Case: Cooler Master HAF X - CPU:Core i7-2600k - Cooler: Cooler Master V6 GT - Motherboard: Asus Z68 Maximus IV Extreme Z - Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8 GB-1600Mhz - GPU: AMD MSI R6970 Lightning - HDD: WD Caviar Black 1TB, Seagate 1TB Barracuda Green - SSD: Intel 520 Series 120GB - K/B: Razer Black Widow - Mouse: Logitech G700 - MouseMat: Steel Series 4HD - LCD: Asus VG278H 27" - Speakers: Creative Inspire M4500 4.1 - Headset: Logitech G35 7.1

"Do not look at a man's prayers nor his fasts, rather, measure him by how well he deals with others, the compassion he shows his fellow man, his wisdom and his integrity" - Umar Ibn Al-Khattab

Doomsday is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-11-2010, 04:09 PM   #3
Techgage Staff
Tharic-Nar's Avatar
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: UK
Posts: 1,171

SSD's use flash memory, or NAND flash, so basically they're saying SSD's are the future.

I've got to admit, the storage density race has been very quiet the last year with regard to mechanical drives, the only noteworthy point was the 1TB 2.5" drive, even though it was a 12.5mm drive rather than a standard 9.5mm. 2TB drives are still not as cost effective as 1TB drives, but getting there, maybe the 3's will push them down when they start coming out.

After perpendicular storage, there's development with heat and laser based drive heads that could increase densities further, which can be read up at Ars. Both storage types have they're advantages, but it would appear that our long standing mechanical brethren are hitting a wall with 2D storage. It's a shame that 3D/holographic storage is still in it's infancy and not commercially viable on a consumer level. Most of which is based on Magneto optical drives or WORM (Write Once Read Many) as it were back in the 80's. We've already got multi layered media, like 4 and 8 layer BD's, but they are still 2D, it's like combining multiple platters on a hard drive. Real 3D storage is a long way off and the only example i've seen of that was with a laser lattice array using diamonds and super cooled cesium or something in some weird quantum storage example, rearranging molecules to form patterns that could be read and interpreted by an electron microscope, hardly mainstream.

Last edited by Tharic-Nar; 05-11-2010 at 04:22 PM.
Tharic-Nar is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-11-2010, 05:18 PM   #4
Techgage Staff
Kougar's Avatar
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Texas
Posts: 2,653

The highest density HDD's have always held a price premium over the previous highest-capacity drives they replace. Being the largest size drive gives them the extra value needed to let them charge extra for the privilege of one.

I don't see mechanical drives vanishing anytime soon, nor for another decade at minimum. A good quality hard drive should last five years, plenty to serve as long term data storage while a flash drive handles the main system.

I feel there is a good chance that one of any new technologies entirely already being researched might replace NAND flash before it can even replace mechanical disks. More than several are being pursued, and as the stretch of time between '95 and '05 shows, quite a lot can happen in ten years.
Core i7 4770k 4.2Ghz
Gigabyte Z87X-UD5H
Crucial Ballistix Sport LP 1600MHz 32GB
EVGA GTX 480 HydroCopper FTW
Corsair Neutron GTX 240GB | Windows 7 64-bit
Apogee XT + MCP655 & Thermochill Triple 140mm Radiator
Corsair AX1200 PSU | Cooler Master HAF-X

Kougar is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
WD Announces NAS-targeted 'Red' Hard Drives Rob Williams Storage Devices and Memory 8 07-12-2012 10:14 AM
Why Are Hard Drives Still So Expensive? Rob Williams Storage Devices and Memory 3 05-28-2012 05:34 PM
Seagate Confirms 3TB Hard Drives in 2010, But With a Few Catches Rob Williams Storage Devices and Memory 0 05-18-2010 03:07 AM
15 Interesting and Unique USB Hard Drives Rob Williams Storage Devices and Memory 2 05-07-2010 01:50 PM
Hybrid hard drives soon to become commonplace? Rob Williams Storage Devices and Memory 4 09-04-2006 02:39 PM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 11:49 AM.