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  • commented 11/27/13
  • tags: STX WDC
  • The market won't bear 40-50 cents per GB for "spinning rust" disks, even when they spin in Helium. A 6TB disk would cost USD 2400-3000, where current prices for 4TB disks are more in the USD 200-400 range. People will compare prices with rotating disks rather than with SSDs - and they are right to do so because the properties of He-filled disks are much closer to air-filled disks than to SSDs. [ less... ]
    The market won't bear 40-50 cents per GB for "spinning rust" disks, even when they spin in Helium. A 6TB disk would cost USD 2400-3000, where current prices for 4TB disks are more in the USD 200-400 range. People will compare prices with rotating disks rather than with SSDs - and they are right to do so because the properties of He-filled disks are much closer to air-filled disks than to SSDs.
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