Storage

Western Digital this week said that its energy-assisted magnetic recording (ePMR) and OptiNAND technologies coupled with increased number of platters per hard drive would enable it to build HDDs with an up to 30 TB capacity. To keep advancing capacities from there, the company will need to use heat-assisted magnetic recording (HAMR), it revealed. Meanwhile, noticeably absent was any mention of microwave-assisted magnetic recording (MAMR), the technology that was expected to precede HAMR. Building a 22TB HDD for 2022 Last month Western Digital's began shipping its top-of-the-range Ultrastar DC HC560 20TB and WD Gold 20TB hard drives that rely on nine 2.2 TB ePMR platters and feature the company's OptiNAND technology that uses an embedded flash drive (EFD) to increase performance, reliability, and usable capacity...

Maxtor DiamondMax Plus 40 Ultra ATA 66 HDD

With this first update to the March 2000 Hard Drive Roundup; we are fulfilling our promise to continue to bring you hard drive reviews on a regular basis. In...

0 by Scott Gooden on 4/14/2000

Ultra ATA 66 Hard Drive Roundup - March 2000

With our first hard drive roundup in over a year, we take a look at six Ultra ATA 66 hard drives and put them to the test -...

0 by Scott Gooden on 3/14/2000

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