Each time I write about HDD news they seem to have grown exponentially in volume size. During a financial conference call, Seagate slipped that it will be introducing 18 and 20 TB HDDs in 2020, with an aim for 50TB in 2026.
Now I for the life of me cannot figure out why I'd need that much storage space, or find the means to back it all that up at HDDs performance speeds. But man volume-wise, that is impressive. The HDDs are expected to use nine platters. The 18TB versions will still use cmr, or conventional magnetic recording whereas 20 TB models will get hammer-time, eurhm, HAMR (heat-assisted magnetic recording). These ginormous volume sizes pale away by the fact that Seagate spoke of 50 terabytes and presumably larger capacities in 2026.
I'll leave out the ís 'mine is bigger than your puns'.