What about Bit Patterned Media?
Toshiba shipped 22.7 million disk drives in the last calendar 2013, with numbers bulked up by its acquisition of HGST assets in 2012. But where is it going with its disk tech? WD shipped 63.1 million spinning rust platters in the same period and Seagate managed 53.8 million. Tosh's drive type number splits were:- Enterprise …
when prices will start to come down in either the HDD or SSD market?
I appreciate no new HDD production lines will be coming online, other than those being re-jigged to accommodate new advances, but neither can I see a swathe of chip fabs rushing to flood the market with cheap SSD's.
Have they formed a cartel to ensure supply doesn't overstep demand at a price point of their choosing?
or is it that cloud providers are keeping demand high?
Just a bit cheesed off to see storage costs are still above pre flood prices.
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