In this modern age of excessive data security concerns, it’s a wonder if anyone’s not using the irreplaceable benefits of cloud storage. I, for one, hardly meet people who care too much about physical storage and hard drives. But the thing that most people often miss is that technology has grown even in the hard drive industry. Seagate offers hard drives for a 3.5-inch desktop offers 10TB storage and it costs less than $500.
Wait for it.
If that piece of information shocked you, wait till you hear what Seagate is cooking up next. Within the next year and a half, the company plans to start selling hard drives with capacities going as far as 14TB and 16TB. Stephen Luczo, the CEO of Seagate says that they are currently working on a 12TB helium technology-based HDD (hard disk drive). He says the initial response and feedback from his testing team has been promising.
A dying breed?
Some might say that HDD’s are no longer in demand, thanks to the rising popularity of Solid State Drives or better known as SSDs. Many computer systems nowadays use SSDs because they’re more energy-efficient and fast. And since an SSD doesn’t contain moving parts within it, the noise is minimal with a longer lifespan.
Even though SSDs are becoming the popular choice among PC manufacturers, they are still more expensive than a typical HDD. And so most affordable and less expensive manufacturers bundle their PCs with an HDD. This opens up new markets for HDDs. With the masses and data-intensive industries like surveillance still relying on cheaper PC systems, HDDs remain attractive.
Seagate’s HDD mission.
The company isn’t just focussed on making large-capacity hard drives. According to various reports, Seagate is also looking to increase the minimum capacity of all PC hard drives to about 1TB.
Well, sounds like a big plan. But knowing Seagate, it’s all possible. We’ll just have to wait a little longer.