Future storage technologies and Linux
Posted Apr 7, 2011 17:03 UTC (Thu) by pr1268
Parent article: Future storage technologies and Linux
> While some may say that disk drives - rotating storage - are on their way out, the fact of the matter
> is that the industry shipped a record 650 million drives last year and is on track to ship one billion drives in 2015.
Doesn't the concept of a "drive" include any persistent storage medium, including SSDs? If that's the case, then certainly it's understandable that "drive" shipments would be on the increase. I'm just unsure about the increase in spinning drive sales.
I'll openly admit to being a little unclear as to what the definition of a disk drive is in this day and age. Assuming any storage device which presents itself to the underlying OS as a block (or character) device (i.e., /dev/hd? or /dev/sd? in Linux) is a drive, then perhaps even the MicroSD card in my BlackBerry qualifies as a "drive".
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