The Japanese company adopts the new SDK technology and can create hard drives In unprecedented volume - in the preferred PMR configuration
The mechanical drive market is often regarded as the dinosaur of the technological world, which has stopped its development and progress for a long time now, and is now only waiting slowly for the day it will completely die away,SSD Faster, more economical and smaller - but in reality, this veteran market also does not stop refining and evolving all the time, and even now faces a road junction that will be very significant in determining its importance and relevance in the years to come.
Competition remaining in the tough world is among only three manufacturers, as Seagate has already announced a few years ago for its HAMR (Heat Assisted Magnetic Recording) technology development program, which should allow us to provide larger and larger volumes, while Western Digital has revealed A few months ago her personal alternative In the form of the MAMR (Microwave Assisted Magnetic Recording) However, while these two major competitors are competing for the next generation crown on the market, the first thing that might give us 14 Terabyte drives is actually Toshiba The humble - and the flowers for the old Japanese SDK.
The use of the new generation of MAGNET MAGNETS, which will reach the mass production stage from the beginning of 2018 (at a time when we do not yet know exactly when similar production appears in Seagate And WD, which are based on Development Self in the field) will allow Toshiba to offer unprecedented volume of 1.8 terabytes to each recording layer on 3.5 inch drives and the well-known and well-known Perpendicular Magnetic Recording (PMR) technology, rather than the less recommended SMR. Magnetic plates inside them, packed in a sealed helium compartment, can reach a total volume of 14 terabytes, which we have yet to meet with PMR technology - while at the same time drives with seven plates inside them and without helium (seemingly) can reach an equally impressive volume of 12 terabytes , All without compromising their relative performance.
Undoubtedly, these hard drives, when officially launched, will be extremely expensive and have difficulty competing with the cost-benefit ratios of modern and mass-capable 4 or XTUMX drives - but this is ultimately an important technological leap forward to help maintain the status of mechanical models in specific niches Where they shine, especially at a time when the prices of theNAND Was completely frozen and a sort of status quo was created in the clear price differences between the technologies.