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When will harddrives be obsolete?

#11MasterDonGeroPosted 12/11/2013 2:33:19 PM
If and only if SSDs end up being the same $/GB as HDDs.
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#12arleasPosted 12/11/2013 2:36:43 PM
From: MasterDonGero | #011
If and only if SSDs end up being the same $/GB as HDDs.


I think if SSDs end up being the same $/GB as HDDs are now, then HDDs will be much cheaper, unless the technology to make Hard drives becomes even better somehow (like smaller, faster, harder, stronger... [insert daft punk here]).

Either that or the benefits of the SSD will have to completely outweigh the difference in cost between it and the older Hard drive technology... right now the two primary benefits are increased read/write/seek speed and much lower power consumption. There's also the reduced noise and heat, but those aren't as big of an issue.
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#13PhilOnDezPosted 12/11/2013 2:40:51 PM
arleas posted...
Well it's true that porn is tied to advances in technology.

If there's a new technology out there that can be used for something, Porn will use it first.

When we get virtual reality in every home, what do you think the first real use will be? Porn.

When we get robots? Porn...

Flying cars? Flown by robots so we can watch porn on the way to work.

It's inevitable


I disagree on the flying car part. Not that its development will be tied to porn, just on how it's going to happen. My bet is that since it's nearly impossible to fit two people in an airplane bathroom, let alone 2-4 guys with high quality recording equipment, that we'll see Mile High Club stuff filmed in the equivalent of a minivan.
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#14JKatarnPosted 12/11/2013 2:45:16 PM
When SSDs offer the reliability/cost per GB that mechanical harddrives do.
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#15JKatarnPosted 12/11/2013 2:47:10 PM
crad99 posted...
Majoras_pants posted...
I have a 4 tb drive right now. By the time 4 tb ssd drives are in a decent price range I'll want a 10 tb drive.

So, maybe in 20 years or so.


Why do you need so much space?


4TB really isn't that extraordinary when you consider the size of applications/games/media files nowadays, and with 4K video on the horizon (will take a few years), videos will occupy even more space. 1-2TB are standard in desktop machines, and I imagine 10TB mechanical being the standard in another 3-5 years.
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#16JKatarnPosted 12/11/2013 2:47:55 PM
arleas posted...
From: crad99 | #006
Why do you need so much space?


As programming gets more complicated, it takes more and more space to hold these programs.

Back in the 80's you could fit damn near every program on a single 170K floppy (single sided, single density), hell you could fit more than one program on a floppy. Then suddenly you needed both sides...then High density (or maybe I got that backwards, maybe High density and THEN both sides). Then multiple floppies... then they made floppies smaller and able to hold more, and then hard drives came out with unbelievable 10 Megabytes of storage (what the hell do we need all that space for?)
http://i.imgur.com/FrCL6VZ.jpg

It's progress...that's what we need the space for... Progress.


Or in the case of Joe Sixpack, porn....lots and lots of porn.
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