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  • Terabyte update 2021

    Posted on June 14th, 2021 at 02:45 Comment on the AskWoody Lounge
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    ISSUE 18.22 • 2021-06-14

    HARDWARE

    Will Fastie

    By Will Fastie

    The price of storage is in flux for a variety of reasons, making predictions extremely difficult.

    In my previous article on this subject about a year ago (AskWoody 17.21.0), I wrote an expanded version of an article I have been writing on my personal site for a number of years. The article attempted to illustrate the difference in price between hard disk drives (HDD, rotating magnetic discs) and solid-state drives (SSD, flash memory). The goal was to establish that HDD had a significant price advantage over SSD; over the period of time covered, SSDs were small, very expensive, and primarily used as small boot drives in PCs needing high performance.

    Read the full story in the AskWoody Plus Newsletter 18.22.0 (2021-06-14).
    This story also appears in the AskWoody Free Newsletter 18.22.F (2021-06-14).