World’s largest hard disk drive might arrive in time for Christmas

Seagate’s inaugural Datasphere 2020 conference furnished the fantastic prospect for the storage large to unveil

Seagate’s inaugural Datasphere 2020 conference furnished the fantastic prospect for the storage large to unveil some remarkable new merchandise and systems.

And the company duly delivered, confirming what we all wanted to know: that the world’s most significant tricky disk travel, the Exos 20+, will start in December 2020.

The inside HDD will be the initially to occur with HAMR engineering (which boosts capacity) and MACH2 actuator engineering, built to manage overall performance SLA as capacity scales to the 50TB. 

Dr. Dave Mosley, the CEO of Seagate, also dropped in two specially intriguing slides, the initially of which reveals a TCO saving of nearly a third when storing 1PB on 18TB, when compared to 8TB.

The 2nd showed the relative value for each PB when utilizing a 20TB HAMR, when compared to a 50TB variation, and shown that the fast and continuous adoption of the optimum-capacity tricky drives by hyperscalers provides a “sustained expense edge”.

With that in thoughts, Seagate has also launched CORTX – an open-resource S3-compatible item storage software package-outlined storage platform – as very well as a reference architecture known as Lyve Travel rack that can supply up to 106 drives (or two.12PB) for each rack node.

Previously this thirty day period, the two Seagate and WD launched 18TB tricky disk drives based mostly on CMR and PMR systems. It will be intriguing to see whether cloud backup professional BackBlaze uses these hottest significant capacity drives for its well-liked cloud storage provider, giving us early suggestions on overall performance and dependability.