Seagate announced this week that it had begun the first commercial revenue shipments of its next-generation HAMR hard drives, which are being shipped out as part of Seagate's latest Corvault storage systems. This commercialization marks an important milestone in the HDDs market, as heat-assisted magnetic recording (HAMR) is expected to enable hard drives with capacities of 50 TB and beyond. Meanwhile, HDDs employing perpendicular magnetic recording (PMR) and shingled magnetic recording (SMR) technologies are expected to remain on the market for the foreseeable future. "We shipped our first HAMR-based Corvault system for revenue as planned during the June quarter," said Gianluca Romano, chief financial officer of Seagate, at the company's earnings call. "We expect broader availability of these CORVAULT systems by the end of calendar...
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