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!)