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Western Digital to break 20TB hard drive barrier by 2020 as it addresses data centre TCO needs

Western Digital announced it will sample 18TB and 20TB hard drives by the end of the year as it edges closer to becoming the first hard disk manufacturer to break the 20TB storage threshold.

Select companies will get their hands on the 18TB Ultrastar DC HC550 CMR HDD and 20TB Ultrastar DC HC650 SMR HDDs by 2020 with WD planning to start production in the first half of 2020.


Dropbox says SMR technology has delivered major data centre cost savings

The company adopted the high-density storage technology a year ago Cloud storage firm Dropbox says it has shaved 20 percent off data centre operational costs by adopting SMR (Shingled Magnetic Recording) storage technology. The company said by switching to SMR storage it has also increased data centre capacity by hundreds of petabytes and generated significant… Read More



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