Who will be the last HD maker down the road?

Teo Zenios teoz at neo.rr.com
Mon Mar 7 23:03:01 CST 2011

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From: "Chuck Guzis" <cclist at sydex.com>
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Subject: Re: Who will be the last HD maker down the road?

> On 7 Mar 2011 at 22:31, Teo Zenios wrote:
>> I wonder if WD will be the last company standing making spinning disks
>> before SSD takes over all markets.
> We may be using flash both for external storage and internal storage.
> There are some interesting developments that promise flash with the
> speed of DRAM with a similar economy of scale.
> Having spent a hunk of my professional life in computer forensics, I
> found the following paper which posits that conventional data
> recovery on SSDs isn't going to work very well:
> http://www.jdfsl.org/subscriptions/JDFSL-V5N3-Bell.pdf
> --Chuck

Interesting paper. So some kid 50 years from now can hack into the worlds 
digital library and send a reformat command to the raid and after 3 minutes 
of just sitting idle nothing will be recoverable.

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