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Then we should be comparing HDDs to tape drives as well anytime HDD prices are brought up?

so tape drives still have their place? I knew I shouldn't have gotten rid of mine.
    
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so tape drives still have their place? I knew I shouldn't have gotten rid of mine.
Sure, they do... tape drives are still used for enterprise archiving.
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Sure, they do... tape drives are still used for enterprise archiving.

I was just now pondering that. Interesting. Would be nice if mechanicals went the same route once cost and some technological ruffles get ironed out with sdd, in the very least for energy frugality.
    
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Well, no, not unless said 'sports car' has tech in it with potential to replace the 'trucks' in the future. I was under the impression that solid state storage would eventually replace magnetic platter storage except in certain niche applications, much like what HDDs did to tape drives. Until now, I hadn't any reason to believe SSDs would only operate next to hard drives, but excuse me for not knowing the myriad of reasons that must exist to prove me wrong here.

SSDs will not replace HDDs for a very very long time. Price to storage ratio HDDs still reign supreme and with cloud computing gaining traction HDDs will hold their place in the market.
 
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Wouldn't cloud computing lead to less HDD's being purchased by consumers? If the majority of your stuff is stored in the cloud than you would need nothing more than a decent sized SSD all but eliminating the need for a HDD. Not that I think this is going to happen, just saying.
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Wouldn't cloud computing lead to less HDD's being purchased by consumers? If the majority of your stuff is stored in the cloud than you would need nothing more than a decent sized SSD all but eliminating the need for a HDD. Not that I think this is going to happen, just saying.

Do you really think with "cloud" computing your data is stored in clouds, literally?

That data needs to be stored somewhere, I WONDER WHERE? rolleyes.gif
 
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Good news! Soon enough I'll be able to afford one! lol
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im waiting as long as possible for prices to fall
Then you'll never have one.
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Do you really think with "cloud" computing your data is stored in clouds, literally?
That data needs to be stored somewhere, I WONDER WHERE? rolleyes.gif

I was talking about consumers as in the every day person.
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I was talking about consumers as in the every day person.

Even with cloud computing consumers will still need SSDs/HDDs for the OS on their computer so the demand for SSDs/HDDs will still be there. The demand might even be higher that what it is now.
   
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Do you really think with "cloud" computing your data is stored in clouds, literally?
That data needs to be stored somewhere, I WONDER WHERE? rolleyes.gif

lachen.gif That made my day
    
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