Seagate will offer 18TB and 20TB HDDs next year

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Games are ballooning in size, I have 2TB SSDs in 2 machines used for boot and games storage and that free space is dwindling faster than anticipated. In 7 years 20TB is not out of the question for regular use, especially if SSDs really do come down in price as drastically as some people hope.

Of course if (affordable) internet speeds and cloud storage expand faster, then all this local storage may cease to become an issue.
OT comment: Call me a tinfoil conspiracy theorist if you will, but I think the way games have been absurdly and unnecessarily exploding in size - typically due to uncompressed video at 4k+ resolutions and uncompressed audio in dozens of languages including dead tongues such as aramaic and visigode - is an industry ploy to push people into streaming services like Stadia.

And on your final phrase well, the wet dream of current Silicon Valley is moving everything to the cloud (including the OS we're running and even the BIOS/firmware of our devices), and local storage for consumer equipment ceasing to exist. Basically a regression to using dumb terminals connected to mainframes, except this time it'll be fully under their control.
 

jpuroila

TS Booster
To all who opposed my earlier post. I'm sorry to say, you guys do not appreciate how fast the SSD industry is developing. In 7 years (2026) it will eliminate by then obsolete HDD market.

Some replies are just outright stupid...


By 2026, a 20TB SSD will be under $400.
It's not 2016 any more, the prices of SSDs aren't coming down anywhere near fast enough to completely replace HDDs any time soon.
 

cliffordcooley

TS Redneck
I don't know about you guys. I'm sick of mechanical failures. I'm borderline going 100% SSD. To me it is now worth the extra price to drop HDD.
 
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VitalyT

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It's not 2016 any more, the prices of SSDs aren't coming down anywhere near fast enough to completely replace HDDs any time soon.
And that's based on what? I've seen Samsung's 2TB M.2 drives drop 30% of price just last month. All evidence to the contrary to what you said.