12TB drives later this year, 18TB next year
According to senior executives familiar with Seagate’s research and development plans, the company plans to fine-tune the next three years of its HDD developments using shingled magnetic recording (SMR), two-dimensional magnetic recording (TDMR), and heat-assisted magnetic recording (HAMR).
Servers only, for now…
HGST has revealed the world’s first 10TB hard drive, but you probably won’t be installing one anytime soon.
SMR technology offers higher density, lower prices and performance