Enterprise HDDs Hit 20 TB, Boost Throughput In 2020
SearchStorage, February 13th, 2020
February 13, 2020,
Volume 263, Issue 2

While waiting for HAMR to drop, we have more immediate spinning disk developments to watch out for in 2020, such as dual-actuator and shingled drives

"Flash and new memory technologies don't have a stranglehold on all the storage hardware innovation. Even age-old spinning disk will see new twists in 2020 and beyond.

Technologists and storage analysts predict the ramp of new hard disk drives (HDDs) with dual actuators that can boost input/output operations per second. That can help in use cases such as hard drive rebuilds and analytics applications. Experts also expect shingled magnetic recording (SMR)-enabled HDDs to become more commonplace for applications that write data sequentially. SMR HDDs have data tracks that partially overlap to increase areal density and capacity..."

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