By employing its proprietary execution of warmth-assisted magnetic recording (HAMR) engineering, Seagate has developed the initial 16TB organization hard generate to allow enterprises to shop extra details than ever before on 3.5-inch generate.
The firm’s new generate has the best capacity ever developed and it is on track to grow outside of 20TB by 2020.
Seagate utilized the 16TB pre-release version of its HAMR-dependent Exos hard generate to operate assessments to see how properly it would complete in organization environments.
The assessments ended up thriving and confirmed that HAMR drives are plug-and-participate in which will allow corporations to boost their storage devoid of having to make improvements to the architecture of their details centers or systems.
HAMR utilizes a new kind of media magnetic engineering on each individual disk that lets details bits to turn out to be lesser and extra densely packed than ever before when nonetheless remaining magnetically secure. A modest laser diode attached to each individual recording head heats a little place on the disk and this lets the recording head to flip the magnetic polarity of each individual quite secure bit to publish details.
Seagate’s Senior Director of organization item line management, Jason Feist presented additional insight on the testing system the enterprise utilized in a site article, declaring:
“Seagate has begun managing early Exos HAMR units by means of the entire established of normal benchmark assessments utilized to prepare and improve each individual new hard generate item for deployment. Our testing has shown the drives’ compatibility for organization systems that are being utilized right now. No program level improvements are essential to operate the HAMR drives in these evaluations, or to deploy them in consumer environments.”
The enterprise initial tested its HAMR engineering previous year in a demo in which the drives examine/publish heads exceeded marketplace specifications for reliability and lifetime details transfer functionality.
Now that Seagate has concluded its item-level HAMR assessments, we will probable see the engineering in new industrial drives for the organization quite soon.