Seagate: 20TB HDDs in December, 50TB in 2026

Posted on Wednesday, Oct 28 2020 @ 09:36 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
I don't think enthusiasts are still getting excited about hard disk drive technology but there's still some progress in this market as capacities are getting pushed higher and higher. During the company's earnings call, Seagate announced it will ship its first 20TB heat-assisted magnetic recording (HAMR) based HDDs in December. Seagate claims HAMR will deliver better performance and more efficient disk read/write.
This technology is set to bring many improvements compared to the one currently used by Seagate's rivals like Western Digital. The rivaling company uses energy-assisted perpendicular magnetic recording (ePMR) and microwave-assisted (MAMR) technologies and it already has a 20 TB drive in the offering.
Seagate CEO Dave Mosley says the company's current roadmap has a path to 50TB HAMR-based drives in 2026.

Source: TPU

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Thomas has been messing with computer since early childhood and firmly believes the Internet is the best thing since sliced bread. Enjoys playing with new tech, is fascinated by science, and passionate about financial markets. When not behind a computer, he can be found with running shoes on or lifting heavy weights in the weight room.

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