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Western Digital to release 20TB HDD
 

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Western Digital said at a media briefing in Johannesburg that it plans to release a 20TB mechanical hard drive.

Brad Bennett, senior channel marketing manager for the Middle East and Africa, said he is uncertain when the 20TB HDD will be released.

“We can’t tell you when it will be available because even we don’t know yet,” said Bennett.

This is pretty cool, but however since Bennett himself said that they don't know when it will be released, so this is a far far future.

 

Sauce: https://mybroadband.co.za/news/hardware/306138-western-digital-to-release-20tb-hdd.html


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Oh shit,  that's lot of eroge and hentai videos to storage .... I want that HDD!!!


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2 minutes ago, flibberdipper said:

Christ on a bike, that's a big yikes. Should be interesting to see what longevity on them is like.

That's funny, my WD Caviar Black 640GB HDD last to almost 10 years, and still running as my primary OS.


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18 minutes ago, JoshB2084 said:

Oh shit,  that's lot of eroge and hentai videos to storage .... I want that HDD!!!

>_>

H-Manga is the superior format anyway


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I remember asking WD just before I bought my last 4TB Black form them if they planned on introducing a six TB Black soon. They replied that they had no plans to do so. Less than six months later, they introduced a 6TB WD Black. So, since they are announcing that they will be introducing a 20TB HDD, I supect it will be soon.


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2 minutes ago, rcmaehl said:

>_>

H-Manga is the superior format anyway 

 

Agreed. 

 

And some JAV.... Not much.

 

OK, back to topic. 🤓


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10 minutes ago, JoshB2084 said:

That's funny, my WD Caviar Black 640GB HDD last to almost 10 years, and still running as my primary OS.

Yeah, they last a long time, my 640GB WD Black is also still kicking after 10 odd years... Same with my 1TB WD Black.

Seagate drives on the other hand... In my experience, don't nearly last as long.


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Seagate has been saying "100TB+ HDDs" for years. While they technically aren't too far off from their road map, I'll believe it when I see it. Especially since WD has been a bit behind Seagate in capacity since they rebranded (at least in their consumer lines). 

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10 minutes ago, TetraSky said:

Yeah, they last a long time, my 640GB WD Black is also still kicking after 10 odd years... Same with my 1TB WD Black.

Seagate drives on the other hand... In my experience, don't nearly last as long.

I have 3xxGB WD drive from around 2006 still kicking in my server. I wouldn't put critical data on it but i got random game servers running stored on that drive. I also have a seagate drice still running from around the same time kicking. I would never trust either for anything important but for temp files they're perfect.


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20TB? How many AAA titles is that now? About 3?


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Perfect for a parity drive, cuz there's no way I can afford more than 1. 


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Just now, valdyrgramr said:

Finally, 400 of these in raid 0 we might finally be able to contain the Odin Force.  

Yep, much true... 🤣


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Imagine how much porn you can store on that


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3 minutes ago, Tedny said:

so, what is the price? 

 

Western Digital HGST DC HC530 14TB is currently cost $543.29... So my estimate WD 20TB with new HAMR will be $860-900...


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1 hour ago, TetraSky said:

Seagate drives on the other hand... In my experience, don't nearly last as long.

I stil have an old 320 GB seagate laptop HDD, spent its whole life as a OS drive but it still works... :D I also have 4 ironwolf but those are 2 years old max.

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I still remember being promised consumer priced 30TB SSDs back in 2014 for 2018, which didn't happen. At least this time they didn't even bother with a date.

 

Also, is it just me or did HDD prices never recover after the 2010 flood or whatever it was?

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I'm pretty sure this is just WDs response to Seagate's recent announcement that it will be releasing 18TB SMR drives soon. 

 

https://www.anandtech.com/show/14297/seagate-starts-shipments-of-16-tb-hard-drives-preps-18-tb-smr-hdds

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Seagate has taken the somewhat surprising step of building a 16 TB 3.5-inch helium-filled hard drive based around nine PMR+TDMR-based platters.

 

Seagate is also prepping host-managed 18 TB SMR (shingled magnetic recording) HDDs, which is powered by the same platform.

 

I'm sure WD will eventually release 20TB drives, but since they don't really have any information on the drives, the technology used, price, or when it will be released, it seems that this announcement is just a knee jerk reaction from WD in response to Seagate. "Oh? They have 18TB drives? Well, we will make 20TB drives!!"

 

6 minutes ago, JoshB2084 said:

So my estimate WD 20TB with new HAMR will be $860-900...

Western Digital is putting their eggs in the MAMR (microwave assisted magnetic recording) basket.

HAMR (heat assisted magnetic recording) is Seagate's approach. AFAIK WD isn't planning any HAMR drives, but it's all new technology so who knows which direction things will go in a few years.


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12 minutes ago, Spotty said:

Western Digital is putting their eggs in the MAMR (microwave assisted magnetic recording) basket. 

HAMR (heat assisted magnetic recording) is Seagate's approach. AFAIK WD isn't planning any HAMR drives, but it's all new technology so who knows which direction things will go in a few years. 

Oh,  I see. That's interest, I thought  WD going to HAMR. My mistake.


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1 hour ago, ReggieGRS said:

Imagine how much porn you can store on that

20TB minus formatting overhead and Windows shit


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2 hours ago, JoshB2084 said:

That's funny, my WD Caviar Black 640GB HDD last to almost 10 years, and still running as my primary OS.

Almost like it's a whole lot less sensitive than a drive with ~32 times as much storage crammed into the same space... Spooky.

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