Seagate reveals new enterprise hard drives

US hard drive maker Seagate has introduced two new hard drives designed for the emerging cloud infrastructure and large data centers. The models are Seagate Terascale HDD and Seagate Enterprise Performance 10K HDD v7.

“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% 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. 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,” said Scott Horn, vice president of marketing at Seagate.

The Seagate Terascale HDD has been created with power efficiency in mind. The drive comes in 3.5-inch form factor and is available in 4 TB models only (4 platters, 8 heads). The platters spin at 5900 rpm and are backed by 64 MB of DDR2 SDRAM cache as well as SATA 3.0 interface. According to Seagate the drive reaches 140-170 MB/sec of maximum sustained data rate, 12 ms of seek time and 5.1 ms of average latency. The drive needs just 6.49W of power to operate, 4.59W in idle mode and 0.77 in standby mode.

The Seagate Enterprise Performance 10K HDD v7 is a 2.5-inch model with 1.2 TB of capacity, spread over 4 platters with 8 heads. The drive offers 10 000 rpm of spindle speed, 64 MB of cache and SATA 3.0 interface. The high rotational speed pays off with 2.9 ms of average latency and 125-204 MB/sec sustained data transfer rate. For these speeds the drive is rather power efficient – it needs just 4.6 watts of power. The Seagate Enterprise Performance 10K HDD v7 also comes with the company’s PowerChoice technology that further enhances power consumption during extended idle periods.

Both drives will be available later this year. The pricing on both is still unknown.


Source: Seagate

Related posts

Toshiba launches HG6 series solid state drives

Toshiba launches HG6 series solid state drives

Toshiba has officially announced its new family of solid state drives that belong to the so-called HG6 series. All new drives are based on 19 nm NAND flash memory and feature capacities that range from 60 GB to 512 GB. As to form factors you will be able to find the HG6 drives in the common...

ASUS ROG G73Jh gaming laptop announced

Asus today introduced the Republic of Gamers (ROG) G73Jh gaming notebook, design inspired by a stealth fighter. The laptop is powered by latest Intel Core i7 processor(top-of-the-line model has i7-820QM), DirectX 11-capable ATI Radeon HD5870 graphic card and up to 8GB of DDR3 system...

Leak describes Samsung’s Galaxy S7 smartphone

Leak describes Samsung’s Galaxy S7 smartphone

The popular AnTuTu smartphone benchmarking tool has once again leaked the tech specs of an upcoming smartphone but this time the news is more that interesting – we are talking about the hardware of one of the versions of the upcoming Galaxy S7 smartphone. The information has been published on...

Leave a comment