Seagate releases world’s first 8 TB hard drive

Seagate releases world’s first 8 TB hard drive

The famous hard drive maker Seagate has announced the release of the world’s first 8 TB hard drive. The new company product is designed to provide scale-out data infrastructures that deal with cloud and object storage and recovery with super-sized capacity, energy efficiency and the lowest total cost of ownership in the industry.

“As our world becomes more mobile, the number of devices we use to create and consume data is driving an explosive growth in unstructured data. This places increased pressure on cloud builders to look for innovative ways to build cost-effective, high capacity storage for both private and cloud-based data centers,” said Scott Horn, Seagate vice president of marketing. “Seagate is poised to address this challenge by offering the world’s first 8 TB HDD, a ground-breaking new solution for meeting the increased capacities needed to support the demand for high capacity storage in a world bursting with digital creation, consumption and long-term storage.”

The hard drive’s product name is not listed as of now but we do know that the drive sports the common 3.5-inch form factor and supports the latest SATA 3.0 standard. The drive has no less than eight data platters, which is a lot, but in order to compensate for heat and vibrations, Seagate combines the new 8 TB hard drive with its Rotation Vibration technology for better operation.

The new drive is currently available to select partners. Wide market availability is expected next quarter. The price of the device is unknown as of now but the drive is likely to be expensive. A bit later Seagate will also release 10 TB hard drives.

Source: Seagate

Related posts

Sharp unveils Smallest Proximity Sensor with Integrated Ambient Light Sensor for Mobile Devices

Sharp Corporation has introduced a new a single chip solution that integrates proximity sensor with integrated ambient light sensor which is claimed to has the industry’s smallest package size (4.0 x 2.0 x 1.2 (H) mm). Codenamed GP2AP020A00, this single chip has approximately 16% less...

OCZ Introduces Solid 2 SATA II Solid State Drives Series

OCZ Technology Group, Inc., a worldwide leader in innovative, ultra-high performance and high reliability memory and computer components, today unveiled the OCZ Solid 2 SATA II 2.5” Solid State Drive (SSD) Series, the ultra-affordable MLC based solid state storage solution for mainstream...

Color Switch

Color Switch

Color Switch is one of those games that are both simple and hard to play. The app measures just around 28 MB, which is a clear hint that the content in the background is not that much. Indeed this is the case – the game comes with simple 2D visuals and nothing more but the sound effects are...

Leave a comment