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Volume 298, Issue 3

Since the introduction of flash memory, the end of HDD has been predicted again and again - but the classic storage device persists and remains the standard in many application areas.

According to Trendfocus, 259 million HDDs were shipped last year - a case in point. Their total capacity reached 1.338ZB, an increase of almost one-third compared to 2020. Never before have HDDs been shipped with more combined storage capacity.

Here is Toshiba's view on which HDDs are indispensable today and will remain so in the coming years.

Online storage in core and cloud data centres: Digital services now permeate almost all companies and large parts of society. Whether it's Industry 4.0 environments, connected vehicles, streaming platforms or social networks - the huge and ever-growing volumes of data are stored on HDDs in data centres.

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