Seagate today unveiled two new enterprise-class hard disk drives (HDD) optimized for emerging cloud infrastructures and large scale data centers— the Seagate Terascale HDD and the Seagate Enterprise Performance 10K HDD v7. Ideal for system builders, the Terascale HDD and Enterprise Performance 10K HDD v7 provide high-capacity storage in low-power configurations making them perfect for efficiently and affordably storing the ever-growing amount of unstructured data typically stored in the cloud.
Key features of the Seagate Terascale HDD include:
- High-Capacity— highest capacity HDD (4TB) available in a 3.5-inch enterprise-class SATA HDD enabling scalable, high-capacity storage in 24×7 environments.
- Ultra-low Power Consumption— among the lowest operating power in the industry for 3.5-inch enterprise HDD, delivering reduced energy and cooling costs.
- Value— Lowest $/GB for affordable storage for 24×7 multi-drive replicated environments.
- High Vibration Tolerance— improves drive performance for consistent, best-in-class enterprise system reliability.
- Interface Optimization— 6Gb/s SATA interface for easy system integration and optimized burst performance.
- Easy Drive Disposal or Repurposing— ISE feature at no additional cost.
“Over the next eight years, the capacity shipped into the cloud will double and by 2020 personal and enterprise clouds will account for greater than 60 percent of the total storage capacity shipped. With this huge shift of capacity to the cloud, storage providers will need to deploy more storage quickly all while increasing capacity and lowering energy costs,” said Scott Horn, Seagate vice president of marketing. “Engineered with this mind, these new drives deliver on all fronts providing high capacity-to-power ratios and ensuring consistent performance at an affordable cost— making them an ideal solution for the cloud.”