Although hard drives have lost a lot of prominence in the market, it must be recognized that brands have advanced a lot in recent years. One of them is Seagate, which announced via the company’s earnings call that it will ship its first 20TB heat-assisted magnetic recording (HAMR) -based hard drives in December. Seagate claims that HAMR will offer better performance and more efficient disk read / write.
This technology will bring many improvements compared to that currently used by Seagate rivals such as Western Digital. The rival company uses power-assisted perpendicular magnetic recording (ePMR) and microwave-assisted (MAMR) technologies and already has a 20TB drive on offer.
Seagate CEO Dave Mosley says the company’s current roadmap has a path to HAMR-based 50TB drives by 2026.