back to article Non-shingled and ready to mingle: WDC catches up with 14TB disk rivals

Western Digital has caught up with rival Toshiba to introduce its own non-shingled 14TB disk drive. Seagate also has Exos X14 14TB drive tech, but isn't shipping it yet. Products are being sampled with certain customers like Baidu. The Ultrastar DC HC530 uses two-dimensional magnetic recording and is a follow-on from the …

  1. SD2

    So 550TB/yr times 5 YRS, divide by 14TB Capacity results ~196 full drive writes total?

    Am I missing something?

    1. Woodnag


      And that's only 24 days of writing at 267Mbyte/s. Hmm. Backup storage?

      1. Callam McMillan

        Re: yes

        Writing to a disk non-stop at full speed for 24 days would be a fairly unusual workload!

  2. eldakka

    Still waiting for the MAMRries!

    1. luis river

      wait and despair

      Still waiting for promise of ReRam Tech devices substitutive of DRAM and Flash by WD, possible fiasco ?

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