What are the thoughts on Toshiba hard drives in 2019? I recall they were given some Hitachi 3.5' technology some years ago to alleviate the WD and Seagate duopoly. In the early days of 1TB/platter the Toshiba drives were cheap but not very reliable. :(
The two use cases listed are all-flash NAS like the FS3017 and as caching SSDs such as found in many NAS (especially QNAP) nowadays.
I assume that Seagate is targeting a specific performance/durability/capacity compromise that fits those use cases and that their marketing believes there are...
That's probably not the typical NAS use case. They mention Synology FS3017 which has 24 bays, so maybe they expect the load to be spread across a larger number of drives. Of course the FS3017 and 24x4TB for example would cost as much as some cars. Or maybe the Dudering will buy one. :D
This is not new. AFAIK all drives have used PMR for years, even the ones with shingles. As other features such as HMR and MMR enter the market it makes more sense to use CMR as a generic term for a drive that has no shingles, HMR, MMR, etc.
The lowest common denominator films like that are very profitable and will continue to numb the minds.
They are mostly for export and popular in Asian markets. Only 25-30% of the BO is in the US for those types nowadays.
Yeah, like Russian Christmas, New Year, and Easter. I had to keep track of both dates.
It seemed goofy to me in the 70s that the various regions could get their dates synchronized since 1582, but they still have not done so.
The vast majority of consumers don't create anything requiring sustained writes and can live in the buffer. They just suck off the internet and occasionally send short video clips to the f*c*b**k, etc.
The only thing they will care about is corrupted or lost data and they are already used to...
The problem is that QLC is slower in writes than the MLC was ten years ago. :(
I hope we are not left with slow, crappy and cheap vs. very expensive, high performance SSDs in a few years with no middle ground.
After Amazon screwed me the fourth time in less than two months on shipments being "undeliverable" I'm trying to figure where to buy some of the smaller electronic/computer items.
Does anybody use the real UPS or real FedEx (not Home) anymore? I don't want free shipping, but reliable shipping...