Storage

Data storage requirements have kept increasing over the last several years. While SSDs have taken over the role of the primary drive in most computing systems, hard drives continue to be the storage media of choice in areas dealing with large amount of relatively cold data. Hard drives are also suitable for workloads that are largely sequential and not performance sensitive. The $/GB metric for SSDs (particularly with QLC in the picture) is showing a downward trend, but it is still not low enough to match HDDs in that market segment. Since the release of the last HDD guide, Western Digital has announced retail availability of their OptiNAND-equipped 20TB drives, and prices have generally shown a downward trend. Some high-capacity models have become a lot...

Ultra ATA 66 Hard Drive Roundup - March 2000

With our first hard drive roundup in over a year, we take a look at six Ultra ATA 66 hard drives and put them to the test -...

0 by Scott Gooden on 3/14/2000

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