A recent interview with Shawn Rosemarin, Vice President of R&D (Client Engineering Unit) at Pure Storage raised eyebrows after predicting no more hard drives will be sold after 2028 (i.e. from 2029).

Rising electricity prices will probably be the final nail in the coffin hard drive proliferation of hyperscalers, although the imminent advent of PLC (five level cell) technology and the ridiculously low terabyte price for SSD could play a role there.

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