In the jostling struggle for the major really hard travel among Seagate and Western Electronic – the latter of which retains the title at the minute with its 14TB helium-stuffed offering – Seagate is declaring to have struck a new blow with the enhancement of travel tech which will permit HDDs in surplus of 20TB to occur to current market in 2019.
As Tom’s Hardware studies, Seagate’s new technology is HAMR or Heat Assisted Magnetic Recording, which utilizes tiny lasers to boost storage density.
Western Electronic is having a distinctive route: MAMR or Microwave Assisted Magnetic Recording, using microwave fields to accomplish the exact conclude. WD has previously claimed that by utilizing this technology it will offer up to 40TB really hard disks occur 2025.
Put the HAMR down…
Seagate’s declare with HAMR is to have a 20TB travel on the current market in 2019 as described, whereas the enterprise reckons it will have 40TB+ HDDs completely ready to roll in 2023, so it is proficiently declaring it will defeat WD to the punch by a few of decades in this respect.
At this issue, while, this is certainly ‘guesstimation’ (and without a doubt additional than a selected degree of posturing among really hard disk rivals, equally of whom are convinced that their process is the most effective way to raise travel storage density, obviously). Only time will tell who essentially wins the race…
In the close to foreseeable future, Seagate is readying a 16TB really hard travel for start upcoming 12 months, intending to steal the title back again off Western Digital’s present-day 14TB storage capacity winner.
Meanwhile, SSDs are certainly pushing capacity boundaries – previous 12 months, Seagate showed off a whopping 60TB model which makes use of 3D TLC NAND.