Digital technology giant, Western Digital, has unveiled its new 22TB CMR and 26TB UltraSMR hard disk drives (HDDs). The devices are now being tested by select hyper-scale cloud customers.


This article by Anthony Spadafora, writing for TechRadar, makes the following points:
  • The Storage giant has unveiled the world’s first 26TB UltraSMR HDD.
  • Western Digital’s new ePMR drives leverage the company’s OptiNAND technology to unlock higher levels of capacity.
  • While the average consumer likely doesn’t need such a high capacity drive, the new technology could enable providers to bring down the cost of cloud storage for end users.
  • Western Digital said its intent was not only to address the capacity demands of the world’s largest cloud titans but to deliver on a roadmap that would also support the evolving economics of their data centres for decades to come.


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