Will electromechanical hard drives eventually become extinct?
It's also possible to include flash, RAM and platters on the same drive, effectively bringing tiered storage to the hard drive itself. These tactics may extend drive technology another 10 to 15 years. Beyond that, the physical hard disk may eventually be pushed out in favor of memory-only devices, as well as holographic storage technologies.
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08 May 2007