Category: hard disk

SEGATE ANNOUNCES MACH.2 SERVER DISKS

The Seagate MACH.2 is the world’s first multi-actuator hard drive technology, containing two independent actuators that transfer data concurrently. MACH.2 solves the need for increased performance by enabling parallelism of data flows in and out of a single hard drive. By allowing the data center host computer to request and receive data from two areas …

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DO HARD DISKS AND SSD CONVERGE?

Everyone knows that prices per MB/GB/TB/EB of hard disks and SSD have fallen substantially over time. The data can be explained as exponential decay. With two curved however it gets slightly more advanced and a jump to honors math is needed. No problem! SSD prices are falling at about 45% annually. Hard disks have also …

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TOSHIBA MG09 HARD DISK LINEUP

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Toshiba has announced that their new 18TB hard disk will join Seagate and WD in the 18TB storage market. The MG09 is a 9-platter design in a 3.5-inch format helium-filled enclosure. It comes in 16TB and 18TB capacities, 7,200rpm, has a 550TB/year workload rating and features either a 12 Gbit/s SAS or 6 Gbit/s SATA …

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SQUEEZING MORE FROM HARD DISKS

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The effort to increase the capacity of hard disks has run up against a wall. Perpendicular recorded media top out at 18TB with 9 play helium assemblies. Hard disk heads and media have a 2nm layer carom overcoat. Reducing the thickness of the overcoat is challenging as corrosion and other problems become problematic. The 1nm …

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SEAGATE EXOS X18 HARD DISK LINEUP

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The Seagate Exos X18 lineup are primarily used with data center storage servers. 7200 RPM 256MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s For Enterprise Storage MTBF: 2,5000,000 Error Rate: 1 in 1015 4K advanced format with 512 emulation 12V and 5V required 5.8W power Market-leading 18TB HDD offering the highest capacity available for more petabytes per rack With …

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COPING WITH 1EB OF DATA

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For the gaming enthusiast the idea of 1EB is not so far fetched. No statistics exist for the entire collection of over 25,000 games as to the storage required. Steam has needed 7.1 terabit bandwidth to keep up with demand. Steam has to use hard disks galore to handle the vast amount of games for …

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18EB STORAGE COST

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264 is the address span for a 64-bit CPU which is 18EB or 18,446,744,073,709,600,000. Keep in mind the CPU has a 64-bit accumulator so technically there are 272 bytes the realm of x64. NASA needs lots of storage for their telescope telemetry etc. NASA has a lot of projects on the go with a lot …

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SYNOLOGY DISKSTATION DS1621xs+

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Synology has introduced a new Diskstation DS1621xs+ NAS system. The DS1621xs+ is a high-end NAS with server-class performance in a 6-bay desktop form factor. The built-in M.2 SSD cache slots, 10GbE port, expandable memory, and scalable storage design allow you to boost the performance of your NAS, making it ideal for small and medium-sized businesses …

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TOSHIBA N300 HARD DISK LINEUP

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The Toshiba N300 series hard disks are aimed at the smaller NAS market. 7200 RPM 256MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 7.72 watts startup power For NAS systems Supports multi-RAID systems with up to 8 bays. Designed for 24/7 operation with workloads up to 180TB/year. Fast data transfer speed up to 260 MB/s provides quick access to …

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SHINGLED DESKTOP HARD DISKS

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If disk drive tracks did not have to cope with atomic vibration, write tracks would be the same width as read tracks and shingling would not be necessary. At absolute zero there is no atomic vibration and the read and write tracks could have the same width. Shingling drives are built with the shingled tracks …

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