Hard disks (HDD) NMVe? You are on the way!

Did you think that the ‘old’ hard drive (HDD) would disappear without a trace to give all the space to the world of SSDs? Well … I was very wrong! Finally, HDD is still the solution if you want to store a lot of information over a long period of time.

In addition, the major manufacturers of these components continue to rely on development and bring new technologies to the old magnetic disk. To try to keep the HDD relevant, in the business market, but also in the traditional consumer market.

HDD NVMe

But let’s work in parts.

Hard disks (HDD) NMVe? You are on the way!

HDD NVMe

Just recently, Seagate presented a hard drive at the Open Computing Project (OCP) conference that can connect via the NVMe interface. However, using a super-fast PCIe connection to a mechanical hard drive may seem a bit counterproductive as we will be severely limiting the interface in terms of speed. However, there are other advantages too!

At first glance, the idea of ​​an NVMe HDD may seem strange as the market has all shifted to SSDs due to their superior read and write speeds.

In other words, an SSD can always read and move data faster than even the best HDDs. Good, In fact, in this case, the use of the NVMe interface and the consequent use of PCIe lines has nothing to do with speed. According to Seagate, this is about cutting costs and focusing on simplicity. This is because moving from SATA to NVMe will reduce the need for moving parts within the hard drive, which in turn will lower production costs and increase the life of the drive.

Interestingly, this change will also lead to a decrease in energy consumption, according to Seagate.

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