Seagate Launches World’s First 8TB Hard Drive
The need for a more efficient hard drive corresponds with the rising amount of data being created, shared and stored. The goal of the 8TB drive is to provide these necessities while also keeping consumer costs low.
Seagate has been upgrading its hard drives gradually over the years using a technology known as shingled magnetic recording. This technique pushes drive tracks closer together, maximizing the amount of space available on a drive.
The drive is currently in a trial period and is only being delivered to a select few, but it will be able to be available to the masses over the next few months.