Seagate's 6TB hard drive


Golden Member
Mar 7, 2006
As reported by The Register and Slashdot

The Reg claims that it's not shingled, which surprised me, because I thought they had hit the limits of PMR (seeing as how the current 1TB platter size has been in use since 2011, and WD's new drives rely on more platters rather than more areal density) and because, as Anand reported, Seagate planned to roll out SMR this year.

So does anyone know what this means for SMR? Is Seagate shelving that plan? Are they merely delaying it? Or are these new PMR drives going to be enterprise-only and consumers will get the slower SMR instead?