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According to a report from analysts from ReportLinker published on November 9, 2022, in the changed post Covid-19 business landscape, the global market for Video Surveillance Storage (VSS) estimated at $7.4 billion in the year 2020, is projected to reach a revised size of $10.6 billion by 2027, growing at a CAGR of 5.4% over the analysis period 2020-2027.

SAN, one of the segments analyzed in the report, is projected to record a 4.7% CAGR and reach $3.7 billion by the end of the analysis period. Taking into account the ongoing post pandemic recovery, growth in the DAS segment is readjusted to a revised 5% CAGR for the next 7-year period.

US Market Estimated at $2 Billion, While China Forecast to Grow at 8.9% CAGR

The VSS market in USA is estimated at $2 billion in the year 2020. China, the world's second largest economy, is forecast to reach a projected market size of $2.2 billion by the year 2027 trailing a CAGR of 8.9% over the analysis period 2020 to 2027.

Seagate Doubles 18TB Disk's Data Transfer Speed
Blocka&Files, November 16th, 2022
Seagate has added a second read/write head to its Exos 16 and 18TB disk drives, more than doubling their data transfer speed.

It dubs this its Mach2 actuator technology, an actuator being a read/write head. The actuators are divided into two sets, with each applying to half the platters in the disks and capable of operating independently from the other set. Seagate has not made a formal announcement about this but the drive has sprung up in its product website pages.

Logically, the Exos 2X18 becomes two 9TB drives, and the two actuators address their own logical unit numbers (LUN0 and LUN1), which are addressed independently by the host's operating system.

Seagate has updated its lineup of dual-actuator hard drives (named MACH.2) with the Seagate Exos 2X18.

First shipped in 2019, these HDDs owe their speedy performance to its twin actuators via the MACH.2 technology, quoting up to double the performance of competing enterprise single-actuator 3.5-inch hard drives. This makes them ideal for environments like hyperscale applications, both cloud and massive scale-out data centers, and content delivery networks.

Is there still a case to be made for the aging HDD storage technology? You bet there is.

Data storage continues to be a battle between the incumbent HDD (Hard Disk Drive) and the SSD (Solid State Drive). But on first blush, it might seem like the newer, faster SSDs are far better suited for every task than HDDs, and that there's no reason to consider HDDs anymore.

Not true.

While it's very easy to sell the merits of SDDs, there are plenty of cases where HDDs are a perfect choice, even in a modern setting.

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