Lobangs of December 12, 2014

  • New “Shingled” Hard Drives Hold Terabytes For Pennies A Gig

    seagate-8tb-smr-drive-640x484 While the last time most of us thought of shingles was when we were itchy in eighth grade, Seagate has been thinking of them as a way to store data. Called Shingled Magnetic Recording (SMR) Drives, Seagate’s new drives can store eight terabytes of data for about 3 cents a gigabyte.
    The catch? These are great back-up drives but they’re not very fast. At 5,900 RPM and an average… Read More

Lobangs of December 12, 2014

  • New “Shingled” Hard Drives Hold Terabytes For Pennies A Gig

    seagate-8tb-smr-drive-640x484 While the last time most of us thought of shingles was when we were itchy in eighth grade, Seagate has been thinking of them as a way to store data. Called Shingled Magnetic Recording (SMR) Drives, Seagate’s new drives can store eight terabytes of data for about 3 cents a gigabyte.
    The catch? These are great back-up drives but they’re not very fast. At 5,900 RPM and an average… Read More