Published under Category : Hard Disk Drives

Seagate X18 - 18TB Drive may be coming soon

Seagate was the first to market with its 16TB - A lead lost to WD recently when WD introduced 18TB capacity before Seagate. It may change this September.

WD and seagate have both been competing to bring the large capacities of Enterprise Nearline (ENL HDDs) to the market. ENL HDDs of 12TB are the biggest contributors to the hard drive revenues where margins have not eroded away like the lower than 6TB capacities and its understandable that all the manufacturers are tying to push the limits on the high capacities.

The lead Seagate had with its early introduction of X16 - 16TB Exos , was lost in July when WD introduced its 18TB Ultrastar. Seagate has been developing the 18TB though, and rumors are that in September we may see the New Exos X18 - 18TB drives. ( ST18000NM001G ?) 

Elsewhere - Toshiba has 16TB as the highest capacity for now with its MG08 Platform.


About Author : Akash Jain

I have worked in Data Storage Industry since 1998. I loves Technology and write often about NAS, Hard drives, Tapes and Flash technologies

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