Seagate Ships Enterprise Capacity 3.5 6TB HDD for Scale-out, Cloud-based Data Centers

Seagate Ships Enterprise Capacity 3.5 6TB HDD for Scale-out, Cloud-based Data Centers

Seagate is now shipping its 6TB HDD, the Seagate Enterprise Capacity 3.5 HDD v4.

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The new HDD builds on an 8th-gen platform that enables the drive to deliver up to a 25% increase in performance over present 6TB drives, making it ideal for 24x7 bulk data storage. Utilizing the latest generation of 12Gbps SAS, the drive provides customers with the scalability for future-proofing their systems. It's also available in an enterprise-ready SATA 6Gbps interface for easy system integration.

A family of drives with up to 6TB of capacity, the Enterprise Capacity 3.5 HDD v4 offers customers with the highest capacity density needed to address an ever increasing amount of unstructured data in an industry-standard 3.5-inch HDD. Supporting the highest density storage per square foot in the industry, it features a 50% increase in capacity over the last generation (4TB) nearline drive. Ideal for both replicated and RAID environments, the drive delivers a lower TCO for enterprise storage by providing the highest capacity available without sacrificing performance.

The drive employs multi-drive rotational vibration tolerance for consistent enterprise-class performance and accurate data storage in high density environments. With its robust 7200RPM performance, ramp load technology, and a humidity sensor, it delivers optimum performance even in the harshest environments. Purpose-built for enterprise environments, the drive utilizes the T10 and T13-compliant power management standards enabling organizations to tailor systems for optimal energy usage resulting in up to 90% more power savings.

These SEDs (Self-Encrypting Drives) incorporates Instant Secure Erase for easy drive disposal or re-purposing and FIPS SED security options. The drive is shipping now to select Cloud partners and resellers globally. It will also be integrated into Seagate business and branded storage products starting this spring.

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