* Posts by gordon123

3 posts • joined 21 Dec 2016

Seagate's lightbulb moment: Make read-write heads operate independently

gordon123

Re: '90s Called...

Beat me to it (and - spookily - with a very similar name).

Yes, Chinook was the internal name I believe for their high end drive that had two actuators - one at either end of the platter. A bit of a nightmare really as with it being a totally different head stack doing a similar job I think there might have been some tracking challenges.

Add that to the much higher costs due to 2x head-stacks, and I guess we can see why it never took off.

I like this idea of splitting the stack though. Not sure why nobody did this before. (Maybe they did..?)

Seagate hauls out fat form factor throwback hard drive

gordon123

Makes Sense

As others have stated towards, this makes sense in a large commodity play, scaled out environment, where you are looking for a capacity that can be rebuilt in RAID in reasonable timeframes, gives reasonable performance, and is priced at a replace-and-bin level.

Large cloud vendors would eat these things up at a sufficient pace to make it worthwhile for Seagate.

Name's BOND, JBOND: Igneous's ARM strap-on is for your drives only

gordon123

Groan

DiamondMax are forever

Sector

(Gets coat)

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