Incredible vinyl-like super SSDs could make hard disk drives obsolete

Incredible vinyl-like super SSDs could make hard disk drives obsolete

Modern hyperscale datacenters have infinite appetite for storage performance, capacity, and density, which is why multiple new SSD form-factors designed to maximize performance and capacity were introduced in the recent years.  But Kioxia believes that there is a...
Western Digital ships 16TB and 18TB EAMR hard drives, preps 20TB HDDs

Western Digital ships 16TB and 18TB EAMR hard drives, preps 20TB HDDs

Western Digital has begun commercial shipments of its 16TB and 18TB helium-filled hard disk drives for servers and cloud datacenters.  The company’s new HDDs use a new architecture featuring triple-stage actuators (TSA) as well as the company’s first-generation...
The first petabyte hard disk drive could contain glass

The first petabyte hard disk drive could contain glass

There is a growing consensus among storage manufacturers worldwide that glass could become a vital component in the drive to satiate humanity’s thirst for data storage. Fuelled by the rise in demand high resolution video and growing IoT networkd, IDC predicts...