Agam Shah, wrote an article for PC World talking about Seagate’s newest 8TB external drive. Seagate’s 8TB storage will have capabilities to work with Raspberry Pi and Chromebooks. The name of Seagate’s product is called the Backup Plus Hub. The article was posted on June 22th 2016.


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It was revealed recently during the 2016 IEEE International Solid State Circuits Conference in San Francisco, that Micron’s 3D NAND flash memory has surpassed Hard Disk Drive technology in areal density for the first time. According to Tom Coughlin of Coughlin Associates, Micron’s 3D NAND flash memory was able to achieve an areal density of 2,77Tbpsi. This is more than double the 1.19Tbpsi achieved by Samsung’s flash memory in 2015.


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The prices of mainstream consumer SSDs have fallen dramatically every year over the past three years. By 2017, they are expected to be within 11 cents of the per-gigabyte price of hard disk drives (HDDs). Solid-state drives are superior to hard drives in every way but one: they’re faster, lighter, and less fragile, but they’re also more expensive. The last one has been the only thing keeping HDDs alive, and that thread appears to be getting thinner by the day.


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The value of SanDisk’s stock was closed at $76.78 per share, about five dollars more than Western Digital. The deal does not come as a complete shock - It has been speculated for about a week that this was bound to happen. This marks the next step for WD into providing storage solutions on a global scale, using both their products and those of SanDisk.


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