HGST delivers 10 TB Ultrastar Archive Ha10 HDD

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We’ve just posted the following news: HGST delivers 10 TB Ultrastar Archive Ha10 HDD[newsimage]http://static.myce.com//images_posts/2013/06/myce-hgst-95x75.jpg[/newsimage]

HGST takes the next step to providing hard drives with larger capacities. Combining Shingled Magnetic Recording and HelioSeal technology, they are able to provide a 10 TB drive.

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#2

It would be nice if it was at 5400rpm that will extend the drive lifespan…800 is far cheaper then SSD currently…for the price/capacity…and at 10tb HDD I can live with that for the price one pays for it.

Combining two 6TB drives would provide higher speeds at a lower price.

Sounds reasonable but not capacity wise and price vs single unit …


#3

The reason WHY the next generation drives have been in mothballs for THIS long is that the R&D included a TESTING phase to introduce these SEALED AIR environment media discs to the market. It took at least 5 years of MTBF testing to get results which were acceptable failure rates. I still wouldn’t trust these kinds of drives to irreplaceable media which does not have any redunancy or would cost large aounts of money & time to replace the data.

BTW, recently there are 5tb consumer grade hdd’s selling for $99 street price. It seems pretty hefty to offer even enterprise drives @ 10tb for more than $500… quite a ripoff. The industry needs to reset that pricing point!


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[QUOTE=tmc8080;2755093]BTW, recently there are 5tb consumer grade hdd’s selling for $99 street price. It seems pretty hefty to offer even enterprise drives @ 10tb for more than $500… quite a ripoff. The industry needs to reset that pricing point![/QUOTE]

So where is that drive selling at??? HDD ripoff or not they are far cheaper then SSD ripoff for the same capacity.


#5

http://slickdeals.net/f/7908227-seagate-expansion-5tb-usb3-0-drive-74-99-shipping-tax-in-some-states-after-mir?

Since expired, but TigerDirect routinely run these deals-- not newegg or amazon. AFAIK, there are NO 10TB SSD drives avaialable commerically.


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[QUOTE=tmc8080;2755144]http://slickdeals.net/f/7908227-seagate-expansion-5tb-usb3-0-drive-74-99-shipping-tax-in-some-states-after-mir?

Since expired, but TigerDirect routinely run these deals-- not newegg or amazon. AFAIK, there are NO 10TB SSD drives avaialable commerically.[/QUOTE]
What is wanted is internal 5tb for 74.99 not portable expansion. This article was about internal HDD not portable. 10tb SSD maybe not to the consumer but I can probably can guess they have SSD at 10tb but the price would be so expensive consumers couldn’t buy it even if they had them released.


#7

This is the reason old spinning harddrive are not going to die anytime soon. The storage and cost per gigabyte is just to good not to use. SSDs are getting larger but they too are going to hit a limit when they can not shrink more and get stuck. I do not see this as a problem because storage on SSDs are now big enough for most users.

If you need lots of more space you just use a older spinning harddrive, internal or external. Depending on what you need is.

Another thing is that research have proven that data stored on older tech harddrives is safe for a longer time than SSDs, and even if the harddrive where to get damaged, the motor breaks down etc, you can still rescue the data in most cases.

But these large and expensive drives are probably mostly for backup systems, or long term storage, data that does not need to be accessed any time soon.


#8

I have an old 400 gigabyte HDD still running in my system today… which was salvaged from a USB expansion drive. These drives are mainly the same thing… there is not much difference between an external drive and an internal drive, except maybe warranty (which you will void by removing the drive for internal use-- unless you can do so in a way undetectable when reattaching for warranty svc should it die within a year). BTW, these external drives are the 3.5" not the 2.5" – I doubt they can make 5tb in a 2.5" format yet… not eve 4tb… in less than a year, you could see 3tb 2.5" drives, maybe evn 4tb.