View Full Version : Hard Disk Drives with HAMR Technology Set to Arrive in 2018

12-24-2015, 09:17 PM
Even though HAMR seems to be at least two years away, hard drive makers will continue to increase capacities of their flagship drives going forward.

SDK promises to start volume production of its ninth-generation perpendicular magnetic recording platters next year. So far, the company has announced that the ninth-gen PMR disks for 2.5” HDDs will feature 1TB capacity. Eventually the tech could be applied to 3.5” platters to increase their capacity up to around 2TB.

Earlier this year Seagate introduced its 2TB hard disk drive in 2.5” form-factor that is just 7mm thick. The drive is based on two 1TB platters, which feature leading-edge 1.3Tb/in² areal density. The same technology will inevitably be used for 3.5” HDDs, enabling Seagate to introduce enterprise-class hard drives with over 10TB capacity in the coming years.


Personally I think SSD's will have taken over by that time, with density, reliability, speed and power consumption way below those offered by HDD's.
These days it is all about power consumption and physical size.

Upper Decker
12-30-2015, 12:13 PM
And stacked ram modules for SSD's are going to be the nail in the coffin for most consumer platter drives. Enterprise will still benefit from these, especially those running data centers. But I cant see anyone after the next 5 years or so buying a mechanical unless they dont know what they are getting, or getting swindled by best buy .