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Seagate Ships World's First 8 Terabyte Hard Drive

MojoKid (1002251) writes | about three weeks ago

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MojoKid (1002251) writes "Seagate announced today that it has begun shipping the world's first 8 Terabyte hard drive. The 8TB hard drive comes only five months after Western Digital released the first ever 6TB HDD. Up until then, Seagate's high capacity HDDs had been shipping only to select enterprise clients. The 8TB HDD comes in the 3.5-inch form factor and, according to the manufacturer, features a SATA 6Gbps interface and multi-drive RV tolerance which makes it suitable for data centers. It's unclear what technology the drive is based on, or if PMR (Perpendicular Magnetic Recording) or low-resistance helium technology was employed."
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nobody uses these things (1)

NemoinSpace (1118137) | about three weeks ago | (#47762205)

They take too long to fill up. Too long to restore a backup. Too long to make a backup. We need more cloud... or maybe a beowulf cluster. But what we really need is to mandate recovery of magnets from hard drives. Which makes me wonder. What DID happen to all those CRT screens of yesteryear? Man we make a lot of garbage these days don't we?
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