Are conventional hard drives nearing their limits?...

Started Feb 23, 2011 | Discussions thread
AwkwardSwine Contributing Member • Posts: 645
Re: Are conventional hard drives nearing their limits?...

No end in sight. Storage density will continue to increase and "disk" size should continue to dramatically increase. As mechanical parts give way to solid state memory (SSDs) the only limitation is in price. Moore's laws is still in effect and $ GB just get lower every year.

I think that disk technology has far exceeded what many expected vs memory over the years. Even if disk density gets better and better, I think the performance advantages of memory will put it in the grave before long.

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