hey guys. i was curious to know if there is any technological developments for hard drives (any kind) currently and if there would be any in the future.
Originally Posted by the_beast
Several manufacturers are also looking at variable spin speed disks - pretty much exactly what most people think the WD Green drives use. Basically slow down the spindles when the disk is under low load, and speed up when higher speeds are needed to keep power consumption low but maintain acceptable performance levels.
As Duckie said - the HDD is and will remain the only way to get high capacity storage for a reasonable cost for the foreseeable future. Doubtless the day will come that the HDD is fully obsoleted, but when that day comes SSDs may also have gone the way of the dodo too. I expect the day will come when there is no real difference between RAM and more long-term storage - cpus (or whatever cpus become) will have onboard cache, but everthing else lives in the storage medium permanently. SSDs are already a step towards this.
Originally Posted by Lysdexik
Just bought me an Intel X25-M 160GB G2 SSD, they are the future! (for now, everything changes).