Exploring the future of HDD tech

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Exploring the future of HDD tech.

[newsimage]http://static.rankone.nl/images_posts/2010/09/pYSGQ3.jpg[/newsimage]All of the major HDD manufacturers are working to find the future of data storage and already have a few promising technologies in development.


Read the full article here: [http://www.myce.com/news/exploring-the-future-of-hdd-tech-33893/](http://www.myce.com/news/exploring-the-future-of-hdd-tech-33893/)


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#2

All current fixed storage tech will be killed within 10yrs by a non-volatile storage medium based on memristors :wink:

Portable storage will be optical media based on blocks of cheap plastic :wink:


#3

[QUOTE=debro;2544053]Portable storage will be optical media based on blocks of cheap plastic ;)[/QUOTE]

Behold, the 18 bit optical memory stick:

Non-volatile, because once you chip off some plastic ( a ‘1’ ) to make a ‘0’ , it stays that way.


#4

This story is talking about 200 to 300 TB drives and nobody has mentioned how it would benefit large video cough porn cough collections?


#5

“200 TB HDD would have the capability to hold 500,000,000 average MP3 files.”

400KB per MP3? 18 Kb/s for a 3 minute song? I don’t listen to MP3s when I can avoid it, and if the average bitrate for a song these days is 18 Kb/s, I’ll just continue buying good old CDs and ripping to FLAC.


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[QUOTE=hstevens;2545035]“200 TB HDD would have the capability to hold 500,000,000 average MP3 files.”

400KB per MP3? 18 Kb/s for a 3 minute song? I don’t listen to MP3s when I can avoid it, and if the average bitrate for a song these days is 18 Kb/s, I’ll just continue buying good old CDs and ripping to FLAC.[/QUOTE]Dude!
My 0.3Kb/s 11Khz Mono 8bit MP3’s compressed at uber dodgy quality playing on my ipod with dodgy earphones kill your analogue LP’s / 16bit 44.1Khz CD’s & 96Khz 24bit Bluray Audio discs with a $20K surround sound speaker set and $5K receiver for sound quality :iagree: