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Roadmap suggests hard drive storage will exceed 100TB by 2025

By John Williamson ยท 12 replies
Nov 27, 2014
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  1. The Advanced Storage Technology Consortium has released its latest report which predicts mechanical disk drives will skyrocket to 100TB by 2025. Data use has risen exponentially over the last few years due to 4k video and megatextures in newer game engines. Back...

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  2. SuperVeloce

    SuperVeloce TS Booster Posts: 133   +34

    Yeah... lets wait and see. I still remember those Intel roadmaps some 12-14 years ago. We expected 10ghz cpus by the end of the decade.
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  3. Skidmarksdeluxe

    Skidmarksdeluxe TS Evangelist Posts: 8,647   +3,270

    Yup. The human species are by nature a greedy lot, in fact greedy may not be the correct term, lets just say they like an overabundance of everything and manufacturers are only too happy to feed their insatiable appetites because they themselves aren't allergic to healthy profits.
  4. John Williamson

    John Williamson TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 18

    Yep! I remember that prediction - it's a shame how slow the advancement of consumer CPUs have been. Still irks me that the VRM on my 4770K is done on the chip itself.
  5. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TS Guardian Fighter Posts: 9,410   +3,425

    They kind of are, once you add up the work load of each core. By your logic though; 8-bit processing is the way to go, instead of 8x the bandwidth at 64-bit. What difference does it make if the processor can operate at 10Ghz, if the equivalent can be processed on parallel paths at lower frequencies. That's not a fair example, unless we decide to package multiple drives in one shell. Somehow I don't think that will be necessary, since the same factors that forced CPU's into multicore is of no concern here (at least not yet).
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  6. SuperVeloce

    SuperVeloce TS Booster Posts: 133   +34

    Don't get me wrong, 3ghz quad core HT cpu's from 2010 were better than anything with "Pentium4 like" single core architecture at 10ghz would be. But when you walk on the edge with laws of nature by your side, those things become almost impossible to predict 15 years in the future. Sadly it's not 1995 anymore
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  7. Jad Chaar

    Jad Chaar Elite Techno Geek Posts: 6,515   +974

    We will need this especially with a single 4K videos taking up like 8GB of space...
  8. Uncle Al

    Uncle Al TS Evangelist Posts: 3,195   +1,870

    Shooot ..... I still haven't gotten over the cost of my first 16 bit upgrade on my old Apple !
  9. wastedkill

    wastedkill TS Evangelist Posts: 1,423   +350

    Heck a HDD company think it was WD said by 2016 we will have 60TB HDD's so lets hope by that logic that by 2025 we have far bigger then 100TB HDD's....
  10. Well theres a road map with all PC products, and I am sure it is not just, we expect to be here at this point it in time, its also, worked out with a, how slowly do we update this to increase revenue, we have the 10ghz octo core and we could release the 100tb hdd but... we need to Milk It! ( now go play your "in utero" album )

    The problem with 100tb hdd on a consumer level is, if a drive dies, you lose a shed load of data. We are hoarders. I would love 800tb raided. Mwahahaha. Think I could about fill that in a year or two.
    But they would have to do away with intelli power drives, or make them 100% more... no screw them they suck.
  11. Blue Falcon

    Blue Falcon TS Addict Posts: 161   +51

  12. ChrisH1

    ChrisH1 TS Booster Posts: 63   +37

    Hope they improve the throughput, 'cause 100Tb at 85Mb/s = 325 hours to fill 'er up ...
  13. Harddrives have made little progress cost wise the last years. I bought a 1TB 7200rpm Samsung drive for 55 euro 4 years ago. When I check now a 1TB 7200rpm drive STILL costs 55 euro. Not one euro cheaper in 4 years! At work most HP office PC's we use are still delivered with a 500GB drive and of those 500 gigs most only use about 40 gigs (W7 + Office etc). Word documents haven't really gotten bigger.

    For home users it's different (me included). I too have 8TB NAS which I fill up with pictures (RAW+jpeg eats lots of space), music and movies. But I could dump allot of that info because really, how many times do you rewatch these films, certainly when you have always new stuff to see.

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