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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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  • Nox
    Nox 9 hours ago

    I love HDD's they're so cheap now. I just got an SSD as a boot drive, all my other drives are HDD's. Picked up a 3TB 7200rpm drive for £55

  • BEN 1891
    BEN 1891 11 hours ago

    Yes they gonna disapear in a few year .. SSD with become the standard . Also , Streaming has now made huge HDD useless . Unless you download everything , youll never need a 8TB HDD .

  • Andy
    Andy Day ago +1

    It won't take long. There is a limit to how cheap mechanical devices can be made. Look at how cheap ram has become per 'megabyte'. SSDs will be very easy to produce with increasing capacities that will make hard drives join VHS recorders.

  • Luka Grenon
    Luka Grenon Day ago

    I got 1 working terrabyte for $75 canadian dollars.

  • Pokeblue
    Pokeblue 2 days ago

    Linubytes: googol terabytes

  • adam
    adam 2 days ago

    harddrives are not the only thing DISAPPEARING

  • AyuNeko
    AyuNeko 2 days ago

    from where is that clip where the mobo falls down?

  • knowledgebase
    knowledgebase 2 days ago

    No they arent

  • JTN 02
    JTN 02 3 days ago

    Until I can get a 2tb SSD for $64 I would say hard drives aren’t disappearing.

    • BEN 1891
      BEN 1891 11 hours ago

      wait 1 more year ... 1tb SSD are already 100 $ .

  • Leo Timtom
    Leo Timtom 3 days ago

    Short answer: No

    Long answer: Nope.

  • sampa humeoli
    sampa humeoli 4 days ago

    still use old hard drives

  • John Brentford
    John Brentford 4 days ago

    Why not build a higher capacity SSD that is the same size as a 3.5” HHD? I would buy that.

  • j2323j
    j2323j 4 days ago +1

    Hard drives will turn into DVD players

  • Dushyanth Kandiah
    Dushyanth Kandiah 5 days ago

    In my country most people don't even know what is SSD... Even computer school teachers

  • Ditch Weed
    Ditch Weed 5 days ago +1

    Once you go ssd you never go hdd

  • davidbrennan5
    davidbrennan5 6 days 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 8 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 8 days ago

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

  • losttownstreet
    losttownstreet 8 days ago

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

  • DreamingFlurry
    DreamingFlurry 8 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 9 days ago

    I pulled a rabbit out of my hard drive.

  • Aaron Wise
    Aaron Wise 10 days ago

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

  • Steeve Morel
    Steeve Morel 10 days ago

    privacy is usa only

  • John Constantine
    John Constantine 10 days ago

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

  • Rios J
    Rios J 11 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 12 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 13 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 13 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 13 days ago

    As well price per gigabyte

  • Karl Boerger
    Karl Boerger 13 days ago

    Last barrier is memory size.

  • Rishikesh Giridhar
    Rishikesh Giridhar 15 days ago +16

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

  • Edd 95
    Edd 95 16 days ago +13

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

  • Enică Eduard
    Enică Eduard 17 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 18 days ago

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

  • DigNap15
    DigNap15 18 days ago

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

  • Black Briar
    Black Briar 18 days ago

    Hard drives are disappearing, stealth 100

  • calikokat100
    calikokat100 18 days ago

    i hope so...

  • swampy
    swampy 18 days ago

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

  • Ashakari Singh
    Ashakari Singh 18 days ago

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

  • AndyTandy
    AndyTandy 19 days ago


  • Levi Yarra
    Levi Yarra 19 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 19 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 19 days ago

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

  • J.Walter Swartz
    J.Walter Swartz 19 days ago

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

  • Alverant
    Alverant 20 days ago

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

  • Kungpao Kitty
    Kungpao Kitty 20 days ago

    That's 174.9999999999 zetabytes of useless selfies.

  • Bruva Galathos
    Bruva Galathos 20 days ago

    2TB for $60 is hard to turn down

  • Rainyalukas A
    Rainyalukas A 20 days ago

    I 😂

  • Dan Howell
    Dan Howell 20 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 / 21 day ago

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

  • Zenkai76
    Zenkai76 21 day 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 22 days ago +1

    NO ... but we sure want to 🙌

  • BadEmpanada
    BadEmpanada 22 days ago

    lol you forgot to put the cards in

  • Valeera
    Valeera 23 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 23 days ago

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

    • Robbie Torkelsonn
      Robbie Torkelsonn 22 days ago

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

  • 3D Fer
    3D Fer 23 days ago

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

  • Blackie Nuff
    Blackie Nuff 23 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 23 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 24 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 24 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.