With the wide application of cloud computing and the new development brought by 5g, Internet of things, artificial intelligence and big data, the world is forming an ecosystem with data as the core, and the large-capacity demand of enterprise users for data storage is becoming more and more obvious.
Such data development trend also pushes the development of HDD in the enterprise field to another height. Driven by the general trend, the growing data storage needs of enterprise users, data center users and public cloud users are naturally indispensable. Under the scenarios of data protection, big data application, content creation and data archiving, HDD enterprise high-capacity hard disk is the place to play.
With the rise of distributed storage, open source platform and public cloud storage platform, it is not difficult for any enterprise user to realize EB level storage deployment. However, subject to the development law of SSD flash technology and the requirements of industry compliance, HDD enterprise class high-capacity hard disk has become the standard configuration of mass storage products and solutions for many data storage suppliers.
In fact, the core foundation of big data platform, artificial intelligence platform and Internet of things platform still lies in data storage. Even if SSD can play the application acceleration brought by flash performance, a large number of data storage still needs mature, stable and cost-effective HDD enterprise class high-capacity hard disk to support.
In the era of big data, with the explosive growth of unstructured data, HDD is also the first choice for data storage such as video, audio and pictures. Especially in the field of medical big data such as biometrics and gene sequencing, HDD Hard disk not only has excellent service life, but also has comprehensive advantages in storage capacity and cost price. Therefore, today when SSD is in power, HDD high-capacity hard disk is still the standard configuration of enterprise data center.
With 10TB + HDD high-capacity hard disk becoming the mainstream choice of China’s enterprise user data center in 2018, the demand for data storage capacity has increased, the wide application of big data, the deepening of artificial intelligence and the gradual promotion of the Internet of things have promoted the birth of new development opportunities in all walks of life, which also drives hard disk manufacturers to push through the old and bring forth the new to a great extent. In this regard, driven by the technological innovation and application of global hard disk manufacturers, the commercial popularization of 16TB HDD is expected to come in advance. Toshiba took the lead in launching new 16TB and 14tb HDDs in the industry.
In Amin’s view, it is an indisputable fact that 10TB + enterprise class high-capacity hard disk has become the mainstream configuration of many enterprise users’ traditional data centers and cloud data centers. At the same time, it is another indisputable fact that the data storage capacity of data center users continues to surge.
In addition, a brief analysis of Toshiba MG08 16TB HDD enterprise hard disk shows that the newly launched 16TB product in 2019 still adopts the traditional magnetic recording CMR (conventional magnetic recording) technology, which belongs to Toshiba’s second-generation helium filled sealing product series. However, MG08 16TB HDD also adds the innovative technology of TDMR (two dimensional magnetic recording).
Obviously, MG08 16TB HDD has a greater improvement in technical maturity, so it should be familiar with the process of testing and application for enterprise users. Moreover, after taking a good place in the field of 14tb and 16TB HDD high-capacity hard disk products, Toshiba also has a clear product demand on 18tb HDD high-capacity hard disk. At the same time, Toshiba also has its own long-term roadmap in the field of HDD high-capacity hard disk technology, in order to maintain the leading position in product innovation in the industry.