Seagate to double HDD performance with Multi Actuator technology


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Originally published at: https://www.myce.com/news/seagate-double-hdd-performance-multi-actuator-technology-83294/

Seagate has announced a breakthrough on its website that should double the data performance of HDDs the coming time. The technology is called Multi Actuator and it makes use of parallelism in a single hard disk drive. In recent years HDDs have been increased a lot in capacity. Currently there are 12TB drives available, and 14TB…


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[quote]It’s not sure if the technology will end up in consumer drives, for now Seagate targets mainly data center usage.[/quote] As long as it is far less then a 2tb or 4tb SSD. It will sell until the SSD prices matches HDD prices.


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Honestly, I’ve always wondered why HDD heads were unable to move independently. To me, that design always seemed like a completely pointless limitation. Combine that with the fact that consumer HDDs never quite exceeded 7,200 RPM, and it’s no wonder SSDs have become so popular in such a short amount of time.

I do hope Seagate not only keeps these drives at a low cost, but also introduces inexpensive 2.5 inch and 3.5 inch drives for consumers. That way, we could have laptops and desktops equipped with a usable amount of storage. (IDK about anyone else, but when I go to a computer store, I often see 32gig and 64gig laptops, with just a handful of insanely-overpriced 128gig models. I know SSDs are supper fast, but as far as storage capacity is concerned, that’s just pathetic!)