Today's Hard|Forum Post
Today's Hard|Forum Post

Saturday December 19, 2015

Seagate: Hard Disk Drives Set To Stay Relevant For 20 Years

Do you think Seagate’s claim is out of desperation, or that hard disks will still be the most cost-effective solution in two decades?

Technologies like TDMR, HAMR or BPMR will be commercialized by manufacturers like Seagate, Western Digital and Toshiba. However, there are many companies and universities, who explore technologies for future hard disk drives. For example, reliability of HAMR-based HDDs is something addressed by the whole industry, not just by Seagate or Western Digital. Such collaborative approach and with continuing investments into fundamental magnetic recording research increases the likelihood of many technological breakthroughs going forward. The latter may guarantee that HDDs will remain relevant for a long time آ— for at least 15 to 20 years, according to Seagate.