Quote: Originally Posted by profdlp
Quote: Originally Posted by mickey megabyte
"it's not going to be viable to go past 6.5nm ... 2024 is the end."
hmm, there are a whole 12 years of technological development to go until then.
in three years time, someone will invent an ssd super-duperlizer, then in five years that will get superseded by a mega-wegalizer etc etc - probably.
would you have listened to hard drive manufacturers a dozen years ago if they had said "well, 5 gigs looks like the limit - we'll never get past that.", or ram manufacturers saying "we're never going to be able to make a 64 meg ram stick."
At my first computer job I remember my boss (who was a really sharp guy) saying that 4GB was the absolute top due to the limits of FAT drive structure.
Then some bright lads created a drive structure with two
MS originally went from 8bit to 16bit and then onto 32bit for the Dos factor. One old case while everyone was pointing out the 74gb limitations I ran a single 234gb primary on a 250gb drive for 98SE. Before that I had even used a bios overlay program you had to see go on first before a regular format.
The newer form of exFat is what you now see on many external hard drives to compensate for the increased capacity over the years. For strictly Windows use however the recommendation when buying a drive is simply to reformat to NTFS from the start since that is a more secure file system.
Quote: Originally Posted by GeneO
I think SSD will be supplanted by some new faster technology before HDD ever catch up in any way. So in that sense they are doomed.
I wouldn't be surprized in the least while lately someone had posted information on a PCIe type SSD drive showing how manufacturers are looking for any other available space that can be used for drives.
The high price tag for the newer technology is nothing new either while seeing prices remain high is a deterrent to seeing them adapted by the common user on a budget!
As far as ATA standards eventually there will be a peak where you wouldn't be able to go any further. That's been a known fact for years now and likely one reason why SSDs were developed as an alternative.
As far as increased capacities over time I know some who would simply run several small drives rather then going with a few large capacity drives. But 25tb is still off in the distance regardless of the drive technology used at this time.
For any phenomenal change in seeing super capacities you would have to expect a new technology to be introduced. That would need to be a performance orientated as well otherwise face drive access time problems for huge amounts of data. That's the main drawn with having too large a capacity and something manufacturers would have to overcome.