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Western Digital reportedly working on a 40TB SMR Hard Drive

Western Digital recently conducted its first quarter 2024 earning call and while most of the announcements were in tune with those of close competitor Seagate, who had a similar event a few days before, one of the things that caught everyone’s attention was that Western Digital was in the works to release a family of hard drives that will have a capacity of 40TB or more.

Seagate started off the fight by announcing that they are all set to release a 30TB Hard Drive as well as a 32TB Hard Drive in 2024, with a 50TB Hard Drive being tested in the labs for a future release. Western Digital’s recent announcement shows how neck and neck the two companies are in terms of technology and pace of release.