While flash might be getting cheaper, enterprise flash is still eye watering expensive. As such fast spinning rust offers a very cost effective storage where the out and out random IOPS of flash is not required but capacity with better IOPS than 7200rpm disk is required. I have hundreds of disks at work doing just that.
On the day WD saw red, Toshiba went faster with a 10,500rpm model of its enterprise-grade small-form factor disk drive and bumped capacity to 900GB. The AL13SE updates the earlier AL12 (MBF2) drive that spins at 10,025rpm and stores up to 600GB of data. There is also a 15,000rpm MKxxxGRRB in the AL12 family using technology …
Complete fecking pointless. Even buying from the Nigerian advance fee fraud department of their government, 512gb ssds are now under a qud a gig?
What kind of moron is going to buy this?
We're at the horsewhip speech moment of Danny Devito, in other people"s money.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MfL7STmWZ1c (It wasn't porn when I looked at it.)
Rotating is dead.