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Author Topic: A salty tale: Table salt multiplies hard disk space six times  (Read 3555 times)

cranioscopical

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Table salt multiplies hard disk space six times

I wonder just how many new mechanical drives will be required by the time 2016 rolls around.

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Re: A salty tale: Table salt multiplies hard disk space six times
« Reply #1 on: October 17, 2011, 01:54 PM »
Even if that is true, it is too late a good news.
I think in few years to come, mechanical HDD is going to phase out, all of us will be using SSD

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Re: A salty tale: Table salt multiplies hard disk space six times
« Reply #2 on: October 17, 2011, 02:15 PM »
I think in few years to come, mechanical HDD is going to phase out, all of us will be using SSD.
Requires some breakthrough in solid-state memory technology - it's still way too expensive, and there's limits to how cheap the current tech can get just through economy of scale. There's a lot of research going on, but I'd guess mechanical disks are going to be used a fairly long time yet.

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Re: A salty tale: Table salt multiplies hard disk space six times
« Reply #3 on: October 17, 2011, 02:35 PM »
Even if that is true, it is too late a good news.
I think in few years to come, mechanical HDD is going to phase out, all of us will be using SSD

I thought we were going to be using holographic storagew. . . But I guess that's probably just the future of optical media (successor of Blu-Ray?).

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Re: A salty tale: Table salt multiplies hard disk space six times
« Reply #4 on: October 17, 2011, 03:08 PM »
Requires some breakthrough in solid-state memory technology - it's still way too expensive
It is coming down in price reasonably quickly. Round here a 240GB SSD runs just under $300. Not cheap but not prohibitive either. Breakthroughs like Graphene unlock huge potential.

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Re: A salty tale: Table salt multiplies hard disk space six times
« Reply #5 on: October 17, 2011, 04:36 PM »
I'm going to hold out for bacterial hard drive storage. That way, the hard drive capacity just keeps growing exponentially!

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Re: A salty tale: Table salt multiplies hard disk space six times
« Reply #6 on: October 17, 2011, 04:50 PM »
Call me when computers and hard drives are neural interfaces  ;)

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Re: A salty tale: Table salt multiplies hard disk space six times
« Reply #7 on: October 17, 2011, 06:10 PM »
I'm going to hold out for bacterial hard drive storage. That way, the hard drive capacity just keeps growing exponentially!

Hm... I'm not sure I'd want to try getting a virus out of a bacterial hard drive. ...But it could make for some interesting discussions:
 I've got 17TB of fully redundant storage, and a runny nose.
 So doc the computer BSOD's everytime I cough ... What'd we get now??
 The wife cleaned my office with lysol, now all my data 's gone!

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Re: A salty tale: Table salt multiplies hard disk space six times
« Reply #8 on: October 17, 2011, 06:14 PM »
I'm not sure I'd want to try getting a virus out of a bacterial hard drive.
Some manufacturers are keeping up. Coming soon the WD Black... death.

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Re: A salty tale: Table salt multiplies hard disk space six times
« Reply #9 on: October 17, 2011, 06:15 PM »
I'm going to hold out for bacterial hard drive storage. That way, the hard drive capacity just keeps growing exponentially!

He's not my identical twin, that's my cloned drive.
« Last Edit: October 17, 2011, 06:21 PM by 4wd, Reason: Quoted wrong person, screwed up context...need more coffee. »