Seagate is getting closer to reaching its goal of making 20TB hard drives by 2020.
Over the next 18 months, the company plans to ship 14TB and 16TB hard drives, company executives said on an earnings call this week.
Seagate’s hard drive capacity today tops out at 10TB. A 12TB drive based on helium technology is being tested, and the feedback is positive, said Stephen Luczo, the company’s CEO.
The demand for high-capacity drives is mostly in enterprises and for consumers who can afford the drives. The drives are mostly used in NAS configurations and storage arrays.
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