The General Storage Evolution will Continue

The General Storage Evolution will Continue

You may not care whether your LTO is version 6, 7 or 28, or if your hard disk drives feature heat-assisted magnetic recording (HAMR) or microwave-assisted magnetic recording (MAMR) but you probably make the assumption that you will be able to store more media per $ in 2019. You won’t be disappointed. Western Digital has cited that they will produce a 16TB drive in 2019 and a “40TB HDD by 2025”. Seagate has suggested they will have a 20TB HDD by 2020.

The Prediction

The need for compact high density and spinning disk storage continues to drive underlying industry innovation. The optimum $/GB storage technology in 2019 will continue to be the 3.5” HDD and will reach 15TB per drive.

About Object Matrix

Object Matrix is an award winning UK based software company that pioneered Digital Content Governance (DCG), object storage and the modernisation of digital video workflows. Our media focused private and hybrid cloud solutions are tightly integrated into file based and IP workflows and bring economic and operational benefit to all of our customers. Our flagship product, MatrixStore, is used by the world’s largest organisations that create and distribute video content, including NBC, TV Globo, MSG-N, the BBC & BT.