SSDs have reduced in price to the point where even new games consoles will ship with one next month, but for massive amounts of affordable storage in your PC, mechanical hard drives still win. 18TB drives are already available, and Seagate is now promising to increase that to 50TB by 2026.

The company said last month that it still intends to ship a 20TB HAMR hard drive before the end of 2020, and this was reiterated in a Q1 2021 earnings call last week. However, Seagate went a step further, with CEO Dave Mosley stating, “we believe HAMR technology will be the industry’s path to scaling areal density and increasing drive capacities. Seagate will be the first to ship this crucial technology with a path to deliver 50-terabyte HAMR drives forecast in 2026.”

Back in February, Japanese company Showa Denko K.K.. (SDK), which is the world’s largest manufacturer of hard drive platters, announced that Heat Assisted Magnetic Recording (HAMR) had been improved to the point where 80TB drives will be possible eventually. So a 50TB hard drive will be produced along the way, be that from SDK or Seagate. In order to get there, though, HAMR technology will need to help push data density from today’s 1.14Tb per square inch to 6Tb per square inch.

As Tom’s Hardware points out, Western Digital already offers a 20TB hard drive, but it uses shingled magnetic recording (SMR). Seagate’s equivalent 20TB HAMR drive is expected to offer a number of performance advantages when it arrives. It’s unlikely to be readily available though as production ramps up and data centers grab stock, and certainly not cheap.

Sign up for What’s New Now to get our top stories delivered to your inbox every morning

This newsletter may contain advertising, deals, or affiliate links. Subscribing to a newsletter indicates your consent to our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. You may unsubscribe from the newsletters at any time.

PCMag.com is a leading authority on technology, delivering Labs-based, independent reviews of the latest products and services. Our expert industry analysis and practical solutions help you make better buying decisions and get more from technology.

PCMag, PCMag.com and PC Magazine are among the federally registered trademarks of Ziff Davis, LLC and may not be used by third parties without explicit permission. The display of third-party trademarks and trade names on this site does not necessarily indicate any affiliation or the endorsement of PCMag. If you click an affiliate link and buy a product or service, we may be paid a fee by that merchant.

Source: https://www.pcmag.com/news/seagate-expects-to-start-selling-50tb-hamr-hard-drives-in-2026

Heat-assisted magnetic recording, Seagate Technology, Hard disk drive, Western Digital

World news – GB – Seagate Expects to Start Selling 50TB HAMR Hard Drives in 2026

Building on its expertise in the areas of digital, technologies and processes , CSS Engineering you in your most ambitious transformation projects and helps you bring out new ideas, new offers, new modes of collaboration, new ways of producing and selling.

CSS Engineering is involved in projects each customer as if it were his own. We believe a consulting company should be more than an advisor. We put ourselves in the place of our customers, to align we incentives to their goals, and collaborate to unlock the full potential their business. This establishes deep relationships and enjoyable.

Our services:

  1. Create professional websites
  2. Hosting high performance and unlimited
  3. Sale and video surveillance cameras installation
  4. Sale and Installation of security system and alarm
  5. E-Marketing

All our achievements here https://www.css-engineering.com/en/works/

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here