Forget SSD. It's time for HRD.

Discussion in 'Storage & Backup' started by Joe Public, Jun 19, 2009.

  1. Joe Public

    Joe Public Member

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    Saw this while stumbling around and it seemed pretty impressive. I hope it doesn't become one of those technologies that just doesn't catch on.

    http://blogs.zdnet.com/storage/?p=501&tag=nl.e539
     
  2. Dexamenus

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    looks good, wonder if it will take off though
     
  3. SLATYE

    SLATYE SLATYE, not SLAYTE

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    The problem is that SSDs are already approaching that performance level. By the time this becomes a commercial technology it'll be obsolete, which rather defeats the purpose.

    The solid diamond lubricant also can't be at all cheap to manufacture.
     
  4. noobmastery

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    Moving plates back and fords like that i'd be worried about issues with mechanical stress.
    Also, 800Hz means only going past any fixed spot on the "disk" 1600 times per second so i'd be interested to see what the random seek time is like.
     
  5. saba

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    Just like holographic storage. I'll believe it when I can buy it.
     
  6. figrin

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    interesting idea, but can't they do the same with existing rotary hard drive by adding more actuator arm and heads?
     
  7. DrFrag

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    Yeah, and why not add read/write heads along the whole actuator arm so it doesn't have to swing at all?

    There's probably a reason, I'm no expert. :D
     

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