HDD mechanical hard drives have been around for decades and used to be necessary, but in recent years, with the rise of SSD hard drives, many people have stopped buying mechanical hard drives. Some people think that SSD will soon replace mechanical hard drives, but Toshiba executives said recently that this will never happen and mechanical hard drives will not be replaced.
Toshiba is one of the three giants of mechanical hard drives in the world, and its market share is second only to Western Digital and Seagate. CEO Rainer Kaese in Europe recently mentioned that 259 million mechanical hard drives were shipped worldwide in 2021, with a total capacity of 1.338ZB, which is higher than that in 2020.
In Rainer Kaese's opinion,It is expected that the SSD hard disk will never replace the mechanical hard disk.Because the demand for storage capacity is increasing in almost all areas.Only mechanical hard drives can provide the storage capacity needed in data centers, clouds and other areas at a low cost.These two storage media will continue to coexist in the future.
The area where mechanical hard drives are superior to SSD hard drives is near-line storage, which is the most economical means for these large online storage facilities. With the development of technology, the price per TB is still decreasing, while the flash memory of SSD hard drives is much more expensive and cannot be produced in large quantities.