During the conference dedicated to publishing the results for last quarter and the 2014 fiscal year, Seagate made it clear that the trial supply of 8TB HDD had been launched.
At the moment, the max capacity of Seagate’s HDD available on the market is 6TB. The new 8TB HDD’s are specially designed for big scale data centers and Clouds.
Meanwhile, the 8TB hard drive has already been tested and endowed with a positive feedback so it may enter mass production by 2015.
In addition, Seagate is going to work on the development of a 10TB HDD, however, it is not expected on the market sooner than 2016.
Seagate notes that within 3 months (April-June, 2014) 52.5 million drives with a total capacity of 49.6 million exabytes were shipped, showing an increase of 8% compared to the same period in 2013.