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    Will mechanical hard drives soon be a thing of the past, or will they remain popular for years to come?
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  • Ditch Weed
    Ditch Weed 6 hours ago

    Once you go ssd you never go hdd

  • davidbrennan5
    davidbrennan5 23 hours ago

    It costs 10 grand for a 10 tb SSD drive, no thanks, I can buy a 8 tb low rpm SATA hard drive for $150.00.

  • Airboy15
    Airboy15 2 days ago

    personally, for what I do (light gaming and web surfing) I don't need more than 1-2 TB of storage, SSD or HDD.

  • Daniel Schroedinger
    Daniel Schroedinger 2 days ago

    4:55 wait... you are not planning to put the HDD on the drone, do you?

  • losttownstreet
    losttownstreet 2 days ago

    They should make a coment about the second source drives from old Mac-Book etc with resolderd partial defective chips.

  • DreamingFlurry
    DreamingFlurry 2 days ago

    ...they are self-destructing pieces of junk! Yes, I use an SSD, but I don't really like it! I prefer regular HDDs :(

    FRACTURED VISION 3 days ago

    I pulled a rabbit out of my hard drive.

  • Aaron Wise
    Aaron Wise 4 days ago

    Could I use this for more storage space on my PlayStation 4?

  • Steeve Morel
    Steeve Morel 4 days ago

    privacy is usa only

  • John Constantine
    John Constantine 5 days ago

    How much for a 10T SSD ?
    So hard disks never gone...

  • Rios J
    Rios J 6 days ago

    I just built a gaming pc with HDD at 7200rpm, 2 tb. I dont mind the waiting if you ask me lol im a very patient guy

  • Samin Yead
    Samin Yead 6 days ago

    The obvious answer is no. You still need plenty of storage for games, with modern games often being more than 50 gigs. Hard drives can simply give you much higher storage at much lower price points. But SSD's because of their comparatively better affordability and way better speeds are becoming more of a thing. So it's not that hard drives are dying, but SSD's are 'living', if you would.

  • weirdwordcombo
    weirdwordcombo 7 days ago

    There are use cases where storage speed does not matter. In that case I'm always going to buy HDD instead of SSD if its not just a bit cheaper ($ per GB)

  • MrManerd
    MrManerd 7 days ago

    SSDs are a terrible choice for multi security camera setup that periodically deletes old footage to make space for new.

  • Karl Boerger
    Karl Boerger 7 days ago

    As well price per gigabyte

  • Karl Boerger
    Karl Boerger 7 days ago

    Last barrier is memory size.

  • Rishikesh Giridhar
    Rishikesh Giridhar 10 days ago +11

    Linus : "Are hard drives disappearing?"
    Hardcore Gamers: "Oh I don't think so"

  • Edd 95
    Edd 95 10 days ago +8

    When a MacBook ssd fails as it is soldered to the motherboard the entirely computer has to thrown away

  • Enică Eduard
    Enică Eduard 12 days ago

    I remember that intel 1tb ssd at 100$ is bad for loading large files of data, being slower than an HDD

  • DigNap15
    DigNap15 12 days ago

    SSD drives make good C drives.
    But many of us need D drives for our data.

  • DigNap15
    DigNap15 12 days ago

    I keep buying more to store my Word Documents.
    I'm into 8 and 10TB hard drives

  • Black Briar
    Black Briar 12 days ago

    Hard drives are disappearing, stealth 100

  • calikokat100
    calikokat100 12 days ago

    i hope so...

  • swampy
    swampy 13 days ago

    Why like/dislike? It's like any publicity is good publicity.

  • Ashakari Singh
    Ashakari Singh 13 days ago

    Don't hate me but... I think we should start having a central tape drive per household.

  • AndyTandy
    AndyTandy 13 days ago


  • Levi Yarra
    Levi Yarra 14 days ago

    hard drives better not be disappearing. I'll check my computer anyway just to be sure
    edit: don't worry, it's still there

  • Elliander Eldridge
    Elliander Eldridge 14 days ago

    Follow up question : will the read and write speeds of magnetic storage, or more precisely the SATA connection, ever come close to what we are seeing with an SSD today? I mean, case in point I can buy an inexpensive 2 TB M.2 drive with 5 gigabytes per second or a high-end 8 TB pcie 4 card that uses 16 lanes to deliver 15 GB per second for a single drive.
    With ever-expanding capacities, a 100 terabyte hard drive would take forever to fill without similarly expanding connections.

  • m a y h a i r
    m a y h a i r 14 days ago

    What? People are not calling SSDs hard drives?
    Well, I do...

  • J.Walter Swartz
    J.Walter Swartz 14 days ago

    Egad! I hope not, that's where I keep all my stuff.

  • Alverant
    Alverant 14 days ago

    HDDs last longer than SSDs and can be rewritten more often.

  • Eine kleine Nachtmusik

    That's 174.9999999999 zetabytes of useless selfies.

  • Bruva Galathos
    Bruva Galathos 14 days ago

    2TB for $60 is hard to turn down

  • Rainyalukas A
    Rainyalukas A 14 days ago

    I 😂

  • Dan Howell
    Dan Howell 15 days ago

    I have ahead more SSDs fail on me than hard drives. And when they go there is no warning. At least HDs always gave me some weird noises to tell me when they fail,

  • Pyroman /
    Pyroman / 15 days ago

    Nah I rather the high powered magnet in the door frame to brink my drives

  • Zenkai76
    Zenkai76 15 days ago

    Yeah, I use SSD NVME for my OS/Programs/Games but use Mechanical HD for my media storage since the cost per GB is way cheaper.

  • Ikki Taku
    Ikki Taku 16 days ago +1

    NO ... but we sure want to 🙌

  • BadEmpanada
    BadEmpanada 16 days ago

    lol you forgot to put the cards in

  • Valeera
    Valeera 17 days ago +1

    itll be another 5-10 yrs before ssds are cheap enough for mass/bulk storage 6-8 tb drives around 150 dollar range , so we wont see the end of reg hdds for awhile

  • Mr. Carroll Ware
    Mr. Carroll Ware 17 days ago

    I hate HHD just for the simple fact defrag can take 12 hours .

    • Robbie Torkelsonn
      Robbie Torkelsonn 17 days ago

      You don't have to defrag, windows automatically stores files continuously on disk. It's not 1994 anymore.

  • 3D Fer
    3D Fer 17 days ago

    They won't as long as samsung keeps unexpectedly having electric shutdowns and floods.

  • Blackie Nuff
    Blackie Nuff 18 days ago

    Less prone to failure?? BAHAHAHAHA...
    Maybe less prone to FREQUENCY of failure, but when an SSD fails? It fails HARD!! WAY worse than a platter.
    I'll stick with traditional HDDS, and anyone with any sense will do the same.
    But honestly? WHY can't people learn to use different formats IN TANDEM? Why must a new technology squeeze out an old one (if it's still proving useful on ANY level)? I thought this was the era of "inclusivity" and "diversity"? Why be "drive-ist"? Why can't ALL drives just get along and be accepted?

  • eternia reginleif
    eternia reginleif 18 days ago

    Actually i prefer to store my data on hdd rather on ssd,
    Because i hate it when ssd suddenly died without showing any symptoms 😑😑

  • Omer Shomrat
    Omer Shomrat 18 days ago +1

    I have 512 GB on my laptop's SSD, meaning I can keep 512,000 copies of "Dangerous Dave". Just sayin'.

  • Gargoyle
    Gargoyle 18 days ago

    I use an HDD for large scale storage and an SSD for the OS and very important, non intrusive programs that are small. Plan to use some spare SSDs for certain games, but not on my boot drive.
    For whatever reason, this gets seen as weird. Don't come crying to me when a DRM fucks something up by being on the C drive.

  • besorgter Burger
    besorgter Burger 18 days ago

    It seems to me that nowadays it's all about how to fit more and more storage space on limited hard disks. But alternative concepts to compete with (SATA-) SSDs are no longer pursued. For example SSHDs or hard disks with more or independent read/write heads. - Linus once made a video about hard disks with such read/write heads. But it seems that it was a concept that was presented at a trade show but never made it to the market.

  • Rich Foley
    Rich Foley 19 days ago

    It's all about the SSD/HDD price ratio, which seems to hover around SSDs being more expensive than HDDs by 5-7x. Until this gap is closed there will be a market for HDDs.

  • GhostDog
    GhostDog 19 days ago

    They are old tech but not useless. I run an ssd for a boot drive, an ssd for higher demand games, rest goes on an hhd. When i can get a ssd for the same price as a 2TB hhd, thats day mine disappears

  • Christopher John Elancheziyan

    50tb hdd, all the porn in the universe, in one single unit

    • TrackLab
      TrackLab 17 days ago

      @Robbie Torkelsonn Oh I doubt that, thank you very much. Several video games take up to 100 GB already, not long and they will take up to 1 TB and more. Install a few games, and you got half of that 50TB drive full.

    • Robbie Torkelsonn
      Robbie Torkelsonn 17 days ago

      @TrackLab it's enough space for way more then you will ever be able to watch in your entire life time

    • TrackLab
      TrackLab 17 days ago +1

      HAHAHAHAHAHAHA 50 TB are not enough at ALL

  • Anym
    Anym 19 days ago +3

    mind you, Linus has at least 1petabyte in that 175zetabyte total

  • Joe King
    Joe King 20 days ago

    My HDDs are still there

  • Oz Pilot OzPilot
    Oz Pilot OzPilot 20 days ago

    If 4DS is successful (Data Centre storage RERAM) and WeeBit with their RERAM I could see mechanical drives gone in 5 years.

  • Jesse MacDonough
    Jesse MacDonough 20 days ago

    I don't think HDDs will ever disappear for good. I have a 4 TB and 2 TB HDD. I can't imagine the cost of those in SSDs, plus there's no need to have that kind of speed for file storage. The OS and applications that are installed though, definitely take advantage of the higher read/write speeds of SSDs.

  • Hjominbonrun
    Hjominbonrun 20 days ago

    megabyte =1024KB so any other unit must be a power of 1024 and not of 10.

  • AvangionQ
    AvangionQ 20 days ago

    SSD are 1TB, great for putting your OS, apps and games on them ... HD are 16TB, great for your big video files, backups and longterm storage needs ... good to have both, if possible.

  • Ring Neck
    Ring Neck 21 day ago

    I compare mechanical hard drives to CRT TVs; and ssds to led tvs.
    We all know the lifespan of led tvs vs CRT tvs.

  • unluckybrando
    unluckybrando 21 day ago

    You look like that dude from Linus tech tips

  • Centurion84
    Centurion84 21 day ago

    HDD Storage drives ftw

  • eksadiss
    eksadiss 21 day ago

    What's the backstory of that computer falling off the table