Seagate enhancing storage capacity to 24TB with HAMR technology

The extent of data that is exponentially increasing every day, it has put a lot of pressure on storage devices to uphold the avalanche. The technologies are upgraded every now and then to keep up with the issues. And in the league to maintain its production and sales, Seagate is advancing with the HAMR (Heat-assisted magnetic Recording) Technology, which promises to increase the areal density. Although previously used MAMR Technology is unable to work efficiently on this factor.

HAMR technology and its competitors

Achieving areal density issue in no child’s play.  By heating the disk material while writing, makes it sensitive to magnetic effects and enables writing on much smaller region and high levels of data on the disk. HAMR is using laser heating diodes to accomplish this task and has contributed much more than other technologies.

There are many other technologies which are working to increase the areal density like perpendicular recording (PMR), SMR (Shingled magnetic recording) but have consequently failed to achieve what HAMR happens to conquer.

You can now store and secure the sea of data

Pandemic causes the urge to enhance the storage capacity

It is reported that the CEO of Seagate Dave Mosley will be thriving to achieve 24TB storage capacity for the hard drive by 2021 and 40TB drives by 2023. For now, 22TB has skipped the race as 24TB is directly into demand, hence it is lined up next to 20TB by the end of 2020. The demand for this much capacity raised amidst the Coronavirus Pandemic, as most of the businesses have moved online and the information on web has increased many-folds. To meet these unprecedented and vulnerable Pandemics, Mosley is working with yet another technology named HDMR (Heated-Dot magnetic recording), which is under-development also known as bit pattern recording. It might be available till 2025.

Seagate produced favorable outcomes by testing its 16TB HAMR hard drive. It is easier to plug as any usual hard drive and causes no functional errors. No changes are required to architectural design for integrating it into the systems. 

It is a good option to keep up with, if you want to have a larger HDD. Try Seagate’s new hard drives as it never disappoints with its experiments.

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