Seagate has revealed its plans for the next few years. It aims to release hard drives with a humongous storage capacity of up to 16 Tera-bytes.
This isn’t a joke and they plan to do so within a year and a half. CEO Stephen Luczo announced the plans in a conference call with stockholders. According to Luczo, 12 TB hard drives based on helium technology are already under testing phase. Storages up to 20TBs are also planned for 2020.
Its rival, WD also has similar plans of 12 and 14TB models to be released in the near future. Seagate announced that the 10TB model will be available for 400 USD.
For now, these hard drives are primarily aimed at the Enterprise market, data-centers and NAS (network-attached storage).
If you are looking to build a high end PC, a 2-4TB storage would still be more than enough along with a 128GB or 256GB SSD.