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    Seagate readying range of 20TB consumer HDDs for H2 2021

    These will be PMR and SMR drives. HAMR tech will remain business only for now.
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    Re: Seagate readying range of 20TB consumer HDDs for H2 2021

    that PMR+ monika sounds dubious. So long as they make it simple to differentiate between SMR hamstrung devices and CMR then fine. But not if they just say "this is a PMR+ HDD" when it could mean two different things.

    Having been lumbered with two SMR 4TB drives I am not best happy with seagate's past sneakery in describing things.

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    Re: Seagate readying range of 20TB consumer HDDs for H2 2021

    And so the capacity upgrade bandwagon rumbles on.

    Oh, it's good but 20TB don't interest me. Why not? Mainly because I'm more interested in high capacity, up to a point, but price per GB (or TB) is more important than capacity.

    I've just (today) received the fourth of four 12TB WD drives (DataCentre type HC520s). I could have gone for 14TB, 16TB or even 18TB, and arguably, needed fewer drives. I could also have gone for 4TB, 6TB, 8TB or 10TB but to get the same capacity would have meant more drives, and therefore a bigger NAS.

    So, I spreadsheeted it all. Capacity, total usable capacity with x drives in Raid 5, cost per TB, cost of bigger NAS units and so forth and for my needs, the sweet spot was 12TB. If the 14, 16 and 18TB drives are at too much of a premium a price, the 20TB drives are unlikly to be less than even more out of consderation. For me. for anyone else, YMMV, and different criteria might apply. 36TB is Raid 5 should be more than enough for me for a long time.

    If anyone is wondering, why did drive 4 arrive today? Because I bought one some weeks ago to test, then when I tried to add the next 3, Amazon restricted it to two maimum, and a week before I could get the fourth. Now I have a raid rebuild to do. Thanks, Amazon.
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    Re: Seagate readying range of 20TB consumer HDDs for H2 2021

    I remember back in the day when we had 20MB drives and it was more than enough. The system disk went into the floppy drive and that was 20MB of glorious ASCII pr0...

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    files.

    Yeah. More than enough. Ahem.

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    Re: Seagate readying range of 20TB consumer HDDs for H2 2021

    Quote Originally Posted by philehidiot View Post
    I remember back in the day when we had 20MB drives and it was more than enough.
    Nah, I always struggled to fit in 20MB at work. First one I purchased for home use was 32MB. That was a lot of 720K floppies worth of data and programs

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    Re: Seagate readying range of 20TB consumer HDDs for H2 2021

    Wonder how high the failure rate will be this time, lol

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    Re: Seagate readying range of 20TB consumer HDDs for H2 2021

    Part of me does miss the HDD speed race back in the day. There was something oddly satisfying about hearing your WD Raptor or SCSI drive fire up.
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    Re: Seagate readying range of 20TB consumer HDDs for H2 2021

    Quote Originally Posted by Terbinator View Post
    Part of me does miss the HDD speed race back in the day. There was something oddly satisfying about hearing your WD Raptor or SCSI drive fire up.
    I still have a raptor in my system. It's there fore the sole purpose of dragging the whole system down.

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    Re: Seagate readying range of 20TB consumer HDDs for H2 2021

    Quote Originally Posted by philehidiot View Post
    I remember back in the day when we had 20MB drives and it was more than enough......
    Yup, I had .... two. Then upgraded to a, if I remember correctly, 300MB ESDI drive. And for the younger ones here, no, that isn't a typo. 300 MB, not TB or even GB. What's more, that 300MB was a £1500 drive. Computer stuff was seriously expensive in thoe days.
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    Re: Seagate readying range of 20TB consumer HDDs for H2 2021

    20MB drive here as well, cost a fortune at the time
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