Seagate is skipping the exhausting drive’s funeral, plans to have 50TB HDDs in 2026

It was barely over a month beforehand when Jarred shoveled filth on the mechanical drive, saying HDDs had been lifeless to him due to “even massive SSDs in the interim are pretty priced.” He isn’t fallacious. On the an an identical time, Seagate says maintain the boat—it is planning to launch extra capacious HDDs contained in the close to future, and if factors go to plan, can have a 50TB HDD by 2026.

“Immediately, Seagate is the one company mass producing 16-terabyte drives, which is perhaps the potential benchmark for the enterprise. We’re making in a position to ship 18-terabyte drives inside the primary half of calendar 12 months 2020 to take care of up our enterprise performance administration,” Seagate CEO Dr. Dave Mosley stated all by an earnings title, a transcript of which is in the marketplace at In search of Alpha.

Along with launching an 18TB HDD in early 2020, Seagate plans on introducing a 20TB someday later contained in the 12 months.

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Seagate posted a roadmap in September that signifies its upcoming 18TB mannequin will use the an an identical typical magnetic recording (CMR) know-how as its 16TB mannequin. Further out, nonetheless, the 20TB will almost definitely be constructed spherical Seagate’s shingled magnetic recording (SMR) know-how. On how these differ, Synology’s article on the subject presents a fairly good breakdown.

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