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?