Seagate working on 16TB HDD

Apparently a 10TB spinning hard drive just isn't enough for some people so Seagate is getting a 16TB model ready. Now to be fair, it could be up to 18 months before Seagate gets these onto the store shelves, but in the meantime they've got a 12TB model that will be here sooner and hopefully keep people happy until the 16TB version is available. The SSD market has also seen the capacities increase (Seagate was showing of a 60TB SSD drive, but the prices are crazy high and a cost-per-TB comparison gives the old spinning hard drives the advantage for cheap storage space that doesn't need to be accessed as fast. Techspot takes a closer look at what Seagate has up their sleeves.

Cloud-based storage is a popular alternative to maintaining local data backups or as part of a multi-location / off-site strategy, especially if you’re dealing with mission-critical data that’s irreplaceable. Others, however, prefer to keep their data within arm’s reach on high-capacity hard drives.

If you haven’t shopped around for hard drives in a while, you may be surprised at what’s out there. The largest 3.5-inch desktop hard drives currently available from Seagate, for example, offer a whopping 10TB of capacity for less than $500.