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[ZDNet] 'World's largest' SSD revealed as Seagate unveils 60TB monster

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Seagate has been showing off its monster 60TB solid-state drive (SSD) this week, which breezes past the 15TB SSD that Samsung launched in March.
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But don't expect to see Seagate's SSD in a consumer device any time soon, with the new drive set to join the high-performance end of its datacenter portfolio.

One day this will be available for consumers... but probably not anytime soon.

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Inb4 someone from OCN says 60tb isn't enough. tongue.gif
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60TB? Not enough!
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It's a seagate so it will fail within 12 months.




Seriously though, these are probably really good for large arrays.
 
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60TB costing both kidney's an arm, both eyes and your first few offsprings. Definitely worth it :D

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I need this in my life. I could finally hold all of my games on a single drive.
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And some still think that platter drives will never die.... They will. It's only a matter of time with them pushing the limits like that. I don't see a 60TB 3.5" spinning drive anywhere. They're up to like, 10TB, afaik.
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And some still think that platter drives will never die.... They will. It's only a matter of time with them pushing the limits like that. I don't see a 60TB 3.5" spinning drive anywhere. They're up to like, 10TB, afaik.

They wont die because phones, tablets, laptops, small form factor, nucs.
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They wont die because phones, tablets, laptops, small form factor, nucs.

Of the products you listed, only one uses a spinning platter drive (laptops) and the other items are the driving force behind consumer flash storage advancements.

I'm not sure I understand your point
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They wont die because phones, tablets, laptops, small form factor, nucs.

Phones and tablets are exclusively SSD, laptops are moving onto SSDs very quickly, not really sure what you mean by "small form factor", I'm going to assume ITX computers which are moving onto SSDs for pre-builts, almost all NUCs are too small for hard drives.

 

HDDs are dying, I give it 5 years before HDDs are irrelevant for consumers. The price of SSDs has halved over the last couple of years. You can get a 1TB SSD right now for $250, while it's still a lot more than HDDs, they are getting close. Not to mention there is a physical limit to how much data you can store on an HDD so even data centers will eventually move onto SSDs to save space as well as money on electricity bills. SSDs do have a physical limit to how much data you can store as well, but it's much higher HDDs. Manufacturers are struggling to get more than 10TB out of a 3.5" HDD, here is a 60TB 3.5" SSD, this is just the start.

   
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