When do we get HAMR disk drives for desktop PCs?

Happy Fall 2023! Will this be the season of 32 TB Heat Assisted Magnetic Recording (HAMR) hard drives for desktop PCs? The first 32 TB drives were shipped by Seagate for enterprise customers back in July. When is it the peasantry’s turn and could this be the season for building a new PC? Intel is supposedly shipping its new Meteor Lake CPUs by December, but they’re only for laptops (source). The GPU shortage is purportedly over, despite AI taking over everything (source).

In the meantime, you could show your commitment to the state religion by purchasing 16 Pride Drives, 2 TB each, from Seagate:

(Does this prove that 2SLGBTQQIA+ people are discriminated against? Cisgender heterosexuals can get reasonably priced 22 TB hard drives while the 2SLGBTQQIA+ community must pay a high price for just 2 TB of storage.)

4 thoughts on “When do we get HAMR disk drives for desktop PCs?

  1. Reminds lions of magneto optical disks of 30 years ago. Too bad the laser diodes proved very short lived & they never kept up with other technologies. The lion kingdom had 2 minidisc recorders die from dead laser diodes or faulty gears & now has no way to play its heat assisted magnetic recordings from 25 years ago.

  2. I just hope HAMR doesn’t turn out to be a performance fiasco like SMR.

    In any case hard drives are the new tape, good for backup and archiving but nothing more. One thing I like about the Carbon-Copy Cloner backup software on my Mac is how it automatically turns the drive on and off for a backup run, so I don’t have to endure the whine or the excruciating 10 seconds it takes for a mounted drive to spin up at random times like calling a file picker.

  3. Is there a fundamental issue with increasing capacity without increasing write speed? 32tb/(100mb/s)= 88.89hr. So if one of these dies in your nas and you replace it you have to stress for 4 days waiting for your array to rebuild?

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