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zewde yeraswork
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trend continues
zewde yeraswork   2/6/2014 11:52:04 AM
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Is anyone surprised that this trend is continuing? Flash seems to be on the rise for some time, but HDD remains dominant even as it staggers.

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Re: trend continues
resistion   2/6/2014 12:12:34 PM
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I'd be curious, actually a little afraid to know, how much cheaper HDD is compared to flash.

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LarryM99   2/6/2014 1:34:02 PM
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Spinning disks are hanging on to the very large end of the curve, where cost per GB really bites, but "smaller" drives (under 1 TB) are rapidly switching to SSD storage. I wouldn't count on that holding much longer, though. If it were straight replacement for incremental improvement the march would be slower, but the fact is that SSD storage has clear and significant improvements. This is true even when it uses SATA interfaces, which are clearly not optimized for SSD. Wait until PCI interfaces become mainstream.

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Don't forget tape
BrainiacVI   2/6/2014 2:03:29 PM
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I've got a friend in the industry and he keeps telling tape is making a comeback as longterm replacement for spinning media.

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vandamme0   2/6/2014 4:11:42 PM
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What is the NSA using to store their petabytes in Utah?

zewde yeraswork
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zewde yeraswork   2/7/2014 9:31:37 AM
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tape is an interesting alternative, may be a bit of a risk though.

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BrainiacVI   2/7/2014 9:48:27 AM
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I thought so too, but he works on those big tape arrays and swears there is enough error correction and redundancy to make them safe, besides being more cost efficient than spinning disks of data no one is looking at.

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daleste   2/9/2014 3:23:40 PM
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Reminds me of the first mainframes that used tape for storage.  You would see them movies with the large tape drives spinning back and forth.  I'm sure the new ones would be a little smaller.

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daleste   2/9/2014 3:26:02 PM
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They didn't mention hybrid drives.  I guess they are lumped in with the HDD.  No additional reliablity compared to HDD, I would guess.  Just some access time improvement.

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Re: trend continues
zewde yeraswork   2/10/2014 11:20:13 AM
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Even a small amount of access time improvement can go a long way as far as newer technologies are concerned....access time is key.

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