Enlarge / This cutaway view of a Western Digital 18TB Gold drive shows off its nine platters and triple-stage actuators. (credit: Western Digital) Earlier this month, Western Digital announced retail availability of its Gold 16TB and 18TB CMR drives, as well as an upcoming 20TB Ultrastar SMR drive. These nine-platter disks are the largest individual hard drives widely available today. Earlier this year, rival drive vendor Seagate promised to deliver 18TB and 20TB drives in 2020, but they have not yet materialized in retail channels.

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  • Western Digital Releases First EAMR Disks in 18TB, 20TB Capacities
    Earlier this month, WD promised it would release 16TB and 18TB of its EAMR drives, with a 20TB SMR drive to follow ... and it’s Western Digital’s own technology for increasing hard drives.
    07/17/2020 - 1:54 am | View Link
  • 18TB And 20TB EAMR Drives From Western Digital
    Western Digital were working on a similar solution ... without flipping any bits nearby and will be appearing in 18TB and 20TB EAMR drives in the near future. Delve into the various types ...
    07/16/2020 - 7:34 am | View Link
  • Western Digital releases new 18TB, 20TB EAMR drives
    Earlier this month, Western Digital announced retail availability of its Gold 16TB and 18TB CMR drives, as well as an upcoming 20TB Ultrastar ... but Western Digital's EAMR (Energy Assisted ...
    07/15/2020 - 11:57 pm | View Link
  • Western Digital Extends Capacity-Enterprise HDD Technology Leadership into Broad Family of Data Center Solutions Enabling Unmatched TCO
    Leveraging innovations from the Ultrastar 18TB and 20TB HDD technology platform ... commercial implementation of EAMR technology. Together with Western Digital's HelioSeal design for outstanding ...
    07/9/2020 - 8:18 am | View Link
  • Western Digital's 16TB and 18TB Gold Drives: EAMR HDDs Enter the Retail Channel
    Western Digital made ... information on the EAMR technology itself. In 2019, WD had announced the sampling of EAMR-based Ultrastar DC datacenter HDDs with 18TB and 20TB capacities.
    07/8/2020 - 9:00 pm | View Link
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