Toshiba has promised January sample shipments for its MG08 helium-filled disk drive, which inflates current disk recording technology to a record 16TB capacity.
Rivals Western Digital and Seagate max out at 14TB for normal format drives with the former having an Ultrastar DC HC620 shingled media drive with 15TB capacity. This, with its overlapping write tracks, is not a drop-in replacement for normal, non-shingled drives.
MG08 - Spins - Buffer - Formats
The MG08 spins at 7,200rpm with a 512MB buffer, 4K native and 512e formats. It has a 2.5...