Seagate: Flash memory isn't a threat to conventional disk drives

By Matthew
Apr 16, 2012
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  1. Bored on this relatively uneventful Monday? Click on over to Forbes and read their nine-page interview with Seagate CEO Steve Luczo, who touched on everything from the Thailand floods, network-attached...

    Read the whole story
  2. ikesmasher

    ikesmasher TS Evangelist Posts: 2,527   +830

    at the price SSDS are at right now, no.
    Espcially in servers. Imagine the cost of a 10TB server of HDDs vs 10TB of SDDs. *shivers*
  3. Famous last words
  4. Marnomancer

    Marnomancer TS Booster Posts: 723   +51

    Geez, it's not The Hacker Manifesto.

    Anyway, defending traditional disks today sounds like my dad, who wouldn't move on to Win7 from XP. TBH, I wouldn't mind if SSDs kill HDDs. Well, unless they're cheaper. :D
  5. Chazz

    Chazz TS Evangelist Posts: 668   +72

    Even though I have an SSD, I agree with this guy sadly enough. I can't wait for the day when SSDs become the defacto storage, if ever.
  6. RzmmDX

    RzmmDX TS Addict Posts: 294   +58

    Well, if my HDDs stop failing on me sure. But I had to deal with 3 failures in the last 5 months, 2 from WD and 1 from seagate...

    So yeah... HDDs are so awesome.
  7. If the prices of SSD's came to about half of what they are now .. I'll never buy a HDD; I'll just wait for my current ones to fail and replace with SSD's even if with smaller capacities. I can live with that with a good network link (which I have already).
  8. Nima304

    Nima304 TS Guru Posts: 365   +81

    Imagine a world where you'd never have to defragment your drives. Try explaining that to your children.
  9. Marnomancer

    Marnomancer TS Booster Posts: 723   +51

    Aye, people growing lazy. :D
    And machines getting better.
  10. Did he touch upon criminal price fixing?
  11. Right. After a few HD failures w/ online retailer bard drives, I now only buy HD's locally and packaged in a retail box. So far so good, fingers crossed.
  12. SO nema You dont use a modern OS (defrag automatically). ANd far from SSD's being super reliable, so far they have been a nightmare of beta firmware and overblown specs e.g. most reviews quote speeds for fresh new 256Gb, whereas the true speeds for a dirty 64gb drive are one tenth of that, thats if the drive doesnt BSOD or lock up. How about making them usable on other OS too?. The future is probably Momentus XP, a large chunk of SSD to cache the Platters, ensuring the best of both worlds. Please use synchronous SLC not the ASynchronous MLC asrewipings they sell as cheap SSD now.

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