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Holding off Solid State Storage: A Look at New Hard Disk Drive Technologies

Solid State Drives, as a data storage option, offer incredible gains in access speed over traditional Hard Disk Drives, but flash-based storage is still a long way off from completely replacing disk-based storage in data centers. While SSD technology continues to improve and prices are falling quickly, manufacturers are also making incredible advances in traditional Hard Disk Drive development. The HDD advances are far more applicable to large-scale data storage operations including data centers and cloud services because of the sheer massive amounts of data they can store at a comparatively inexpensive rate. Read More

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