Seagate announces a breakthrough with massive 30TB hard drive

The Seagate Exos series will offer some of the largest storage in the market

Seagate announces a breakthrough with massive 30TB hard drive

There’s nothing quite like having raw storage at our disposal, especially at a time when storing data or media is of utmost importance. But if you’re the kind that believes there’s never enough space, Seagate has announced Exos Mosaic 3+ HDD, which is built to give you over 30TB of storage.

The first-of-its-kind hard disk is not only equipped to hold over 1,000 BluRay movies but is also going to be available for both personal and commercial use. Here’s everything you need to know about it.

Seagate Exos Mosaic 3+ HDD: What's new?

Seagate has incorporated the use of heat-assisted magnetic recording (HAMR) technology for the Exos Mosaic 3+ hard disk; this is used for increasing the amount of data stored on a magnetic device, such as a hard disk.

During the time of writing, your hard disk temporarily heats up, allowing it to be receptive to magnetic effects and facilitating writing on much smaller regions. According to Seagate, the hard drive reaches “unparalleled areal densities of 3TB+ per platter,” and users can expect 4TB+ or 5TB+ variants in the near future.

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Additionally, the brand mentions how the hard disk will pack more features than just the HAMR technology. For one, it will use a single reader and quantum antenna for writing. The plasmonic writer precisely heats the superlattice platinum-alloy media and then cools again in less than two nanoseconds.

Further, it comes with a Gen 7 spintronic reader that ensures data is read accurately and swiftly at ultra-high areal densities. Seagate also states how the drive will address the need for growing storage and cater to the surplus of 30ZB of data created between 2024 and 2025.

When will the Seagate Exos Mosaic 3+ HDD be available?

The hard disk is scheduled to be available for purchase in the first quarter of 2024. Seagate has priced it at $450 (roughly Rs 37,400) and will initially be aimed at hyperscale cloud customers. However, the company plans to roll it out to general consumers eventually at the same price.

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