Seagate announced that it has jointly completed the early joint test of Seagate Galaxy exos x18 enterprise hard disk with Tencent cloud, and both sides will continue to promote the deployment and application of the product.This is also the first commercial test of 18tb super capacity hard disk.
By evaluating performance, capacity, reliability and so on, Seagate Galaxy X18 hard disk meets Tencent Cloud's expectations for large-capacity storage products, and is expected to be used in large-scale data centers and cloud computing centers to support a variety of big data applications and workloads.
The Seagate Galaxy X series now has 16 TB、14TB、12TB、10TB four capacities, while the new 18 TB is the flagship product of Seagate enterprise storage, breaking the capacity limit of the mechanical hard disk industry, with higher performance, greater cost advantage, can meet the demand of super large data centers and cloud computing ,35% annual compound data volume growth.
Seagate Galaxy x18 hard disk has not yet been officially released. It is introduced that it adopts helium sealing technology, with 9 internal packages, single disk capacity of 2TB, and unique power balance function, which optimizes the power consumption per unit capacity.
While it is not clear whether the Seagate Galaxy X18 should still be based on traditional magnetic recording techniques, it is not clear whether it is CMR or SMR..
In fact, at the CES 2020 exhibition at the beginning of this year, Seagate once showed the 18tb hard disk with HAMR thermal auxiliary magnetic recording technology, but there is no clear timetable for its commercial use.
Western Digital recently revealed that it had begun to sample 18tb and 20tb hard disks at the end of last year, and received positive feedback from customers, but there was no new mamr micro blog assisted magnetic recording technology.