Toshiba storage breakthrough could bring 10TB HDDs

By Matthew · 36 replies
Aug 18, 2010
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  1. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 13,005   +2,532

    If it had dilated pupils, coupled with a flat affect, would it still in fact, be a "smiley"? More like a "stoney". You'da Hafta put a paperclip up its but to hold it on the page.
  2. red1776

    red1776 Omnipotent Ruler of the Universe Posts: 5,224   +164

    Smiley's have butt's?....whoa ...your blowin my mind man:haha::haha::haha:
  3. Richy2k9

    Richy2k9 TS Enthusiast Posts: 515


    that's interesting, mostly for a near future. still there's still room for improvement & maybe next year the'll announce a 100 TB Hard-disk for 2012 this time, but somehow the future of mass storage will be in non-mechanical drives for the higher the capacity the more heat will be generated & will be less reliable for long term investment.

  4. Maybe thats y there waiting till 2013 so it doesnt effect the sales of there hardrives now, and they will decide if to release it then if the market needs it. by 2013 games could take up twice as much space.
  5. ddg4005

    ddg4005 TS Guru Posts: 383   +54

    That's a lot of space. Imagine running four of those in a RAID 10 array; you'd get 20 TB of storage!
  6. bandit8623

    bandit8623 TS Booster Posts: 100   +17

    10 TB is alot of data to lose. would want a good backup strategy.
  7. Leeky

    Leeky TS Evangelist Posts: 3,797   +117

    Thats bloody true!

    I struggle with my 1TB drive, I'd sodding hate to be worrying about the trash I'd end up with on a 10TB version. haha.
  8. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 13,005   +2,532

    How much RAM and storage would you need to build a teleporter....? :rolleyes: Beam me up, Lieutenant Toshiba.......
  9. Very impressive and that was the kind of storage density I was expecting to see.
    I now wonder what sort of cache size this drive will have, 128mb, 256mb or 512mb.
  10. I remember getting the first IBM PCs with 10MB HDs, and thinking "we'll never fill up even one of them." The OS was just raw DOS and the only color was green. What we've learned since then is that its not just "work," but programming that expands to fit the space allotted to it. Microsoft pioneered the "code it now, fix it later" paradigm, O/S and applications just ballooned out of control as efficiency concerns evaporated. The Toshiba breakthrough virtually eliminates physical OS & App constraints and concerns, as long as the RAM and processor speed is there to manage it. A commercially viable 10Tb HDD in a laptop means thinking a different way. For example, at least half the reasons for defragging go away with that kind of available space. The Dell XPS I bought 5 years ago is practically a paperweight right now, maxed out at 120Gb HD. This new HDD technology will turn virtually every PC on the market into a doorstop as the application updates go Godzilla, and no PCs can handle those drive sizes. And, why would anyone need a 10Tb drive anyway with The Cloud hanging over us…including businesses? My bet is that the new technology will be applied primarily to eliminating the need for hard drives in PCs, with SaaS, apps and data residing mostly in the cloud. Maybe a few of us will hang on to a local NAS for the sake of having a false sense of security.
  11. ruzveh

    ruzveh Banned Posts: 123

    What made this news appear now? This is indeed pretty old news..
  12. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 13,005   +2,532

    Well you did, sweet prince, remarkable grasp of the obvious notwithstanding.

    And may flights of angels sing it to its rest......:rolleyes:

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