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Due to the recent hype on Data Center, below are some of my findings. No right or wrong and no recommendations on any endeavors. Below are answers from Meta AI on the question ‘data center prefer storage medium’: “Data centers typically prefer storage mediums that offer a combination of high capacity, low latency, and high reliability. Based on current industry trends and advancements, here are some popular storage mediums used in data centers: 1. *Solid-State Drives (SSDs)*: SSDs are preferred for their high performance, low latency, and high reliability. They are ideal for applications that require fast data access and high throughput. 2. *Hard Disk Drives (HDDs)*: HDDs are still widely used in data centers for their high capacity and cost-effectiveness. They are suitable for applications that require large storage capacities and are not latency-sensitive. 3. *Flash Storage*: Flash storage, such as flash arrays and flash storage systems, is gaining popularity in data centers due to its high performance, low latency, and high density. 4. *Object Storage*: Object storage solutions, like Amazon S3 and Ceph, are designed for large-scale storage of unstructured data and are often used in data centers for their scalability and cost-effectiveness. 5. *NVMe Storage*: NVMe (Non-Volatile Memory Express) storage is a high-performance storage interface that is gaining traction in data centers due to its high bandwidth and low latency. The choice of storage medium depends on the specific needs of the data center, including performance requirements, capacity needs, and cost considerations.” Some others comparison from Internet surfing: SSD vs HDD, which is better for MTBF? Mean Time Between Failures (MTBF) For example, an HDD may have a mean time between failures of 300,000 hours, while an SSD might have 1.5 million hours. Manufacturers provide these specifications for their products. 5 Apr 2024 Access Speed Comparison Solid-state drives are much faster than hard disk drives, and the speed difference between the two types is significant. When moving big files, HDDs can copy 30 to 150 MB per second (MB/s), while standard SATA SSDs perform the same action at speeds of 500 MB/s.30 Jun 2023 A very good article to share on NVMe vs SSD vs HDD, Link: https://unihost.com/help/nvme-vs-ssd-vs-hdd-overview-and-comparison/ https://www.smartm.com/product/list/data-center-ssd?utm_source=google_sem_my&utm_medium=cpc&gad_source=1&gclid=CjwKCAjwl4yyBhAgEiwADSEjeK_yc3zUapv22dCRWu2i92smitk2DMp-zc57yUwUygtVAfGhOyPIWBoCB0QQAvD_BwE There is another Storage Drive/technology in the pipeline, Link: https://www.sciencealert.com/new-data-storage-in-3d-using-light-could-hold-a-million-movies-on-a-single-disc Before we know it, the current Data Center will become obsolete, if no upgrade in storage technology!! Which companies have the edge??

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Posted by dawchok > 1 month ago | Report Abuse

Thks of the educational sharing

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Posted by BLee > 1 month ago | Report Abuse

Welcome @dawchok. Years ago, Western Digital sold their PJ factory/land and moved their operation elsewhere. Speculated reason: HDD quite obsolete, replaced by SSD? I think WD is still having HDD operation in Penang, expanding the plant to do other storage drive ventures. At one time, WD planned to invest in SSD Toshiba Japan, but the plan did not come true, don't know what their next move into SSD is. All this info read from the newspaper report, therefore not proven...

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