Seagate to make flash-based hard drives
Seagate Technology, the number-one maker of magnetic hard drives, will start manufacturing hard drives based around flash memory, according to its chief executive officer Bill Watkins.
“We are going to have a solid state drive, probably for enterprise first,” Watkins said on Wednesday.
Seagate’s decision is a significant turning point for the storage market. The flash versus magnetic debate has been the most high-profile issue in the storage world for the past two years.
Magnetic hard drives have been a crucial component for servers, PCs and notebooks for many years. They cost far less in terms of cost per gigabyte, and they typically hold more data than flash devices.
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