Western Digital 20TB SMR and 18TB CMR HDD’s


WD Ultrastar 20TB and 18TB

Western Digital know the future is massive amounts of data and aim to help out with their latest drives. Those drives come in the form of 20TB SMR and 18TB CMR HDD’s.

This is WD’s first release of their energy-assisted magnetic recording technology in the commercial space. Within the HelioSeal series of drives the technology allows for higher density and efficiency.

Western Digital is now sampling the 20TB Ultrastar DC HC650 SMR HDD and the 18TB Ultrastar DC HC550 CMR HDD, with qualification and volume shipments expected in the first half of 2020.

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