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Why will rotating disks matter for the next 10-20 years?

The short answer is SPACE. Not a cosmic space, but the disk space.

Although rotating disk speeds are not going to increase, there are technologies coming which will drastically improve density of the plates.

Samsung highlights some of them from the ones which are in testing like shielded magnetic recording and heat-assisted recording up to futuristic heat-dot magnetic recording.

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More details: http://www.anandtech.com/show/9858/seagate-hard-disk-drives-set-to-stay-relevant-for-20-years