Western Digital subsidiary HGST had previously released a 10TB drive which used their new shingling technique to reach such high storage densities and meant that there was a limited capacity for rewrites. They have now released a new 10TB drive which is formatted in a more traditional manner and does not have the same limitations as brought on with the shingling method of design. The Inquirer also mentions 6TB and 8TB models if you don't quite need 10TB of storage. No mention of price is made but you can guess that this HDD will be close in price per GB to SSDs, sadly not the price parity we were hoping for.
"HGST HAS released its first 10TB helium-filled drive for general purpose data centre use."
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