Western Digital recently shipped its 6TB helium-filled HDDs and Seagate plans to introduce its own 6TB models in a couple of months. During the company earnings call, Seagate told analysts that a 6TB enterprise HDD with six platters is expected to arrive in the beginning of Q2 2014.
“We are continuing to expand our offering of high capacity drives with our six-disk, 6TB drive shipping early next quarter,” said Steve Luczo, chairman and chief executive of Seagate.
At present 6TB hard disk drives in 3.5” form-factor are available exclusively from Western Digital Corp.’s HGST. Those drives are based on the HelioSealed platform and are filled with helium, which allows to install up to seven platters into an industry-standard package.