Compellent Sees 10K RPM, 900GB 2.5" Hard Drive Coming "Soon" - HotHardware
Compellent Sees 10K RPM, 900GB 2.5" Hard Drive Coming "Soon"

Compellent Sees 10K RPM, 900GB 2.5" Hard Drive Coming "Soon"

Bigger hard drives are just a fact of life; ones that ship next year will be larger than those that ship this year. Hard drives are only headed onward and upward, but even knowing that, hearing that a 900GB drive could soon spring into notebooks is a real head-turner. According to Compellent's future road map, that's exactly what's coming: a 900GB 2.5" HDD, and sooner than you may think.

Reportedly, a 900GB 2.5" drive, spinning at a rapid 10000RPM, is coming "soon," with a 300GB 2.5" drive spinning at 15000RPM on the horizon as well. A 15000RPM hard drive in a notebook would certainly blow away benchmarks from every other notebook hard drive, and even SSDs would probably have to re-think their reason for living.



Sadly, no drive manufacturer has announced plans to bring this size or speed of hard drive to market just yet, but it's a safe bet that they will just as soon as it's possible. After all, who would want to miss out on sales of something so revolutionary?
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With SSD's hitting the market, I myself am not intrigued by the mechanical Hard Drives any longer. Though I am speaking for myself here pair a good  Caviar Black 1TB or 2TB with an OCZ SSD and you are ready for lift off.

This to me this is a day late and dollar short, this train has left the station already.

It would be like saying "Here I have a 15 Ghz Pentium 4 CPU for sale" ..........Its dated technology we have moved on to multicore processors. Yes the speed of that P4 would be sweet but I don't know who would buy that over a Core 2 Quad or even i5 for that matter, much less an i7.

It comes a point where we transition to new and better tech, and this is the time as far as Hard Drives go.

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Yeah, I'm sure they see things coming soon, just how like people in the '50s saw flying cars coming soon, or pretty much anything else in a Popular Science magazine...

I wouldn't doubt that we'll have SSDs that are just as if not more capable than drives by then.

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This is just sad, and I agree with you la guy 10.

4Q of this year is supposed to have the newer SSD drives with a manufacturing process of 25nm (which will required 50% Less chips so hopefully that translates to approx 50% price drop) that will require the full bandwidth of SATA 6Gbs. I'm sorry but not even a 900GB 10K RPM Hd will be able to beat that...besides the size.

Hmmm extreme heat + speed of 10K RPM in a laptop, or extreme speed of SSD in a laptop?

No thank you, heat.

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This is going to become what happened to the floppy disc drive in .... say another 3-4 years. God willing that is, because I need cheap SSD's bad.

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http://www.seagate.com/www/en-us/products/enterprise-ssd-hdd/savvio-15k/

Seagate already have their Savvio® 15K Hard Drives with 6G interface

Yes: they're rolling out PMR slowly: what else is new?

MRFS

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That's a lot of storage for such a little drive :-) Also really high RPMs! Probably a bit on the loud side too. Not to mention HOT!

"even SSDs would probably have to re-think their reason for living. "

Highly unluckly. These drives will be quick... but they wont be able to touch SSD speeds.

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Depending on price these would be good for mass storage in the newer NAS boxes from QNAP and others that accept 2.5" drives. The smaller platters mean high areal density and smaller motors for better power consumption. They're not going to touch a current SSD for sustained sequential throughput random reads/writes but they will be cheaper than say a 600GB SSD. We'll see what the roadmap brings us.

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SSD speeds are highly variable depending on what you're doing with them. With that said, there's a reason why WD hasn't put the VelociRaptor series in a mobile system to date. 2.5" form factor + 10K RPM + mobile system = bad. 15K spindle speeds? Worse.

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