Seagate has announced that they are now focused on making a new external hard drive that will be the biggest consumer targeted Hard drive released to date. A 16TB product using a helium filled drive, with 12TB and 14TB options in the product line available as well. The company also announced that they would like to have 20TB drives out for public consumption by the year 2020.
What is driving the need for much larger data capacity? There are new technologies, including virtual reality and 4K HD video which require a lot of digital space to hold the much larger final file sizes that end consumers are now downloading. With higher drive storage sizes, users can accept more data and as bandwidth speeds accelerate the storage capacity just a few months ago would become a serious bottleneck for most customers.
Processing data on the server side of the equation is also becoming more important than ever as even the smallest percentage of a speed increase becomes magnified significantly when a user is downloading files that are reach 4 of 5 GB each. NationalNet continues to evolve all of the infrastructure our client’s sites are hosted on to maintain our position on the leading edge of data speed, security and reliability.
If you’ve been searching for a solution for your large data streams, the rise of big data on the personal community side of the market should be a strong catalyst toward doing all you can to maximize your own data efficiency and speed. We are here for you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week every single day of the year – even on major holidays. We don’t take a break so we can ensure that your site and internet properties stay up and running the way you want it to every single day whether you are sending a tiny text file or a massive virtual reality video that requires many Gigs of data to execute effectively.