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Thats the first thing I thought when I read this as well. It may be only for an instant, but where this will make the biggest difference would be in sequential writes. When you really get that thing going on something and get the laser going almost constantly, that can't be good for temperatures, and power consumption by association.

It's in the picosecond range and it's very precise. I don't know if prolonged (5+ year) usage would have a larger negative effect than traditional magnetic read/write, but the amount of power used in the laser ought to be lower (and thus, heat should also be lower), meaning that the 800C temperature range is not a real indicator of heat.

(Heat being thermal energy, whereas temperature being... Well, measurable in degrees C/K/F)
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my computer is pretty hot

See a doctor.
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I think that this technology is a nice step in the right direction, but beyond doing something like removing the traditional platter/head system, I don't think we're going to be seeing any large leaps in HDD technology soon. Platter sizes are constantly decreasing, so linear read/write speeds are getting better all of the time. As this was not the "bottleneck" for performance, the gains to the average consumer were this technology implemented would be tiny.




As a side-note: What if they implemented a multiple head strategy? That way, if you had, say, 4 heads, the maximum amount of spin required to line one up with the relevant piece of data on any given platter would be 1/4 or 1/8 of a rotation (depending on if backwards motion was a possibility). my understanding of how a hard drive works is pretty basic, so I have no idea why this wouldn't work, I just assume that it has been thought of before and discarded.
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I have a GTX 480 lying around, can I attach a HDD on it and achieve faster than SSD speeds?

No it wont work,you could donate it to me for Sli fun biggrin.gif
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Sounds cooler than it really is...All I can see being improved is write times...they'd still be the same speed otherwise more or less, my bet is you wouldn't be able to tell a difference.
    
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This reminds me of my old Seagate 750GB HDD. Gets so hot you can barely touch it. I use it in an external docking bay on my CM690 II whenever i got to backup data.
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HDD's been waiting in the dark, waiting to strike back biggrin.gif
    
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