A busy decade has passed in the storage market, although at first glance nothing seems to have changed. A closer look shows that far-reaching changes have occurred in storage, remember diskettes?
Anyone who looks at the big picture may err and think that not much has changed - the optical media and hard disks are still with us, only at a much larger volume and at a more friendly price. Anyone who tries and thinks a bit more will find quite a few revolutions that have taken place in this world.
Diskette drives were a hit
The year 2001 was another era, without a doubt - hard drives were offered in volumes less than 100 gigabytes (a connection in the interfaces ATA100 and ATA133 pre-era SATA, remember?) And cost thousands of dollars, diskettes have not yet been a word Obscene, CD media demanded a burner that cost hundreds of shekels and drives USB Flash were in their infancy, with 8 megabytes and 16 megabytes and a price tag in the sky.
- This article is part of a project Summary of the decade according to HWzone
If you wanted to go to the DVD era that started to gather momentum thanks to the PlayStation 2 you had to pawn the house, And SSD drives It was hard to find even in the crazy dreams of the crazy performance.
|It used to be a hit|
Years have passed, production has increased, technology has improved, and prices have fallen accordingly (luckily for us). The USB flash drives destroyed the Floppy drives and disk players (which of us did not have one of those flash drives that were also MP3 players?), The hard drives enjoyed the bloom thanks to the endless world of content that was revealed to us by the high-speed Internet,DVD Has become a worthy competitor for Compact Disc.
Life and death of the HD DVD
In 2004 began Battle of the Giants Between Toshiba's HD-DVD and Sony's BluRay for the title of "DVD's replacement." It was Sonny who won the battle, but even today, more than three years after Toshiba waved the white flag,Blu-Ray As a dizzying success.
|And this is considered a luxury|
Somewhere in 2005 we got to know a new creator - SSD drives, Who took the Memories The flash to the next level and offered tiny volumes, tremendous speeds and delusional prices.
It's funny to remember how we were excited about five years ago from a 400 gigabyte hard drive or 512 megabytes of flash drives, luckily everything is still Archive And you can enter the time tunnel directly on our site: Review of Hitachi 7K400 And criticism of Multiple flash drives.
And today? Lots of gigabytes for everyone
Hard drives have already passed into the era of terabytes and are about the same as an average meal for two in a restaurant. USB flash drives and portable hard drives allow us to take all the information we need anywhere with ease and cheaply. And DVDs cost less than ice arctic and SSD drives are faster and more accessible than ever (they are still expensive, but that does not mean that there was not Serious progress In recent years).
|Large volume drives
Were considered a breakthrough
Who ever believed we would need a storage of 3 terabytes? And who imagined that any drive would ever offer speeds Transfer 2.8 Gigabytes per second? You Advances in technology What we have experienced in this decade is certainly difficult to describe in words.
A future full of information
What the future holds To our volume? If you believe the statements of researchers and scientists - a lot. is very.
Several companies are working on new technologies for optical media, which are supposed to offer huge volumes of hundreds of gigabytes and even terabytes (or alternatively, make discs into storage Which will last until the coming of Christ).
Big names like IBM And Samsung are working hard on Memories Of new types, such as the Phase Change Memory and the STT-MRAM, which could (perhaps) replace the future Memories The DRAM and the Memories Flash.
|And today we get monsters like that
With a reading speed of 2.5 gigabytes
New standards and connections are expected to make theSSD For faster speeds in the near future, new technologies such as TLCs and 3D chips should help them become cheaper and more reliable - but we would not rush to bury the mechanical hard disks, which are likely to continue to be the sane option for anyone looking for volume storage Generous and cheap in the foreseeable future.