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HDDs Will Be Extinct by 2028, Says Pure Storage Exec

May 10, 2023


HDDs will go the way of the dodo before the decade is over, predicts a top exec at Pure Storage. a flash, software, and cloud storage company. Shawn Rosemarin is the VP of R&D within the Customer Engineering unit at Pure, and in discussion with Blocks & Files he predicted that “no more hard disk drives will be sold after 2028.” This controversial prediction from Pure, a flash-centric storage tech company, might be little more than wishful thinking, but warrants a closer look at issues which might shorten the lifespan of HDD technology.

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