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31 Jul 2017
Seagate Enterprise Performance 10K v9 HDD Review (SAS, 2.5", 2.4TB), July 31st, 2017

"Seagate Technology has released yet another version of its 10,000 RPM, SAS, 2.5" Enterprise Performance HDD, this being its ninth. Much like the previous versions, the latest is geared more for write-intensive applications.

One major change is that the drive now has upward capacity of 2.4TB (the previous generation topped out at 1.8TB). While this isn't nearly as high as one would see in a 3.5" drive, it is still a lot of capacity that can be put into a small footprint. Seagate offers a FIPS 140-2 model and a SED model in the smaller capacities..."
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2 Aug 2017
HDD vs. SSD: Is there room for disk in a solid-state world?
SearchStorage, August 2nd, 2017

"Although SSD vs. HDD speed is vastly different, for the foreseeable future, hard disks will have a place in our increasingly solid-state and even DRAM-centered data centers.

Hard disk drives are hard to like. This 60-year-old device is slow and accesses data clumsily, but it stores volumes of data at a price that's hard to beat. Since the middle of the last decade, solid-state drive advocates have argued that SSDs would completely displace HDDs over the following few years. Yet here we are in 2017, and the HDD vs. SSD controversy continues. HDDs still play a greater role than SSDs in PCs and servers, and HDD unit shipments aren't much below 2005 levels..."
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