Linked by David Adams on Tue 20th Mar 2012 17:27 UTC, submitted by sawboss
Hardware, Embedded Systems "In the world of hard drives storage, density is king and Seagate has just achieved a major breakthrough that guarantees major storage gains for the next decade. That breakthrough is managing to squeeze 1 terabit (1 trillion bits) of data into a square inch or space, effectively opening the way for larger hard drives over the coming years beyond the 3TB maximum we currently enjoy. How much of an improvement does this storage milestone offer? Current hard drives max out at around 620 gigabits per square inch, meaning Seagate has improved upon that by over 50%. However, that's just the beginning."
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RE: Pain
by nbensa on Tue 20th Mar 2012 22:43 UTC in reply to "Pain"
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I can't measure the pain of loosing a single 60TB hard drive. These increasingly larger drives are making RAID setups a necessity!

I have RAID since 500GiB. I'm at 4TB (3x2TB Linux md-raid5). I remember RAID saved my pr0n once when one of the disks die without any previous warning (even with (notso)SMART enabled... ;) )

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