Seagate even uses NVMe hard drives (HDD)!

In June we learned that the specification that governs the NVMe standard would welcome version 2.0 of mechanical drives! Yes, mechanical drives, the well-known hard drives (HDD) that have disappeared so quickly to make room for the increasingly popular SSDs.

Well, Seagate wants to lead the hard drive into a new era and as such bring out drives that support the latest NVMe interface. First, not because of the speed, but because of other benefits that may be just as important to some users.

Seagate even uses NVMe hard drives (HDD)!

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So Seagate recently did the first demo of implementing NVMe 2.0 technology in the ‘old folks’ HDD. A demonstration that wasn’t “only on display for English”, nothing like that. After all, the first products to support the technology will hit shelves sometime in 2024. But does that make sense? Are you using a slow drive on a super fast interface? Apparently yes! Especially in the server world.

Well, using the NVMe interface will not increase the speed of a current mechanical drive in any way. But it does lower production costs, which in turn can affect the final price of any drive. With lower prices, HDD will again gain an advantage over the increasingly popular SSDs, especially in the area of ​​pure hard disk storage.

In the future, speed could also be a key!

If we are serious about speed, we have to look at the world of SSDs. However, when we consider multi-actuator hard drives, we immediately look for a solution that retains all the benefits of a mechanical platter while looking for much more appealing speed levels.

At this point, NVMe serves far more than just a simple reduction in production costs and increased practicality on the customer side.

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