Seagate focuses on TDMR, SMR and HAMR for 12TB and higher drives
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12TB drives later this year, 18TB next year

According to senior executives familiar with Seagate’s research and development plans, the company plans to fine-tune the next three years of its HDD developments using shingled magnetic recording (SMR), two-dimensional magnetic recording (TDMR), and heat-assisted magnetic recording (HAMR).

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