Seagate unveils the world?s fastest 6TB nearline hard drives – Enterprise Capacity 3.5 HDD

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Seagate unveiled its newest internal drive product, ?the world?s fastest 6TB nearline hard drives called Enterprise Capacity 3.5 HDD.

The official statement, the world leader in storage solutions said, ?Seagate today announced it is now shipping the world?s fastest 6TB hard disk drive (HDD) ? the Seagate? Enterprise Capacity 3.5 HDD v4. Boasting industry-leading performance, the Enterprise Capacity 3.5 HDD v4 is an important step forward in scale-out data infrastructures delivering supersize storage and enterprise reliability to meet the explosive growth of corporate and cloud-based data centers.?

In addition, Seagate said that Enterprise Capacity 3.5 HDD v4 will enable faster data transferring ?by building on an eighth-generation platform that enables the drive to deliver up to a 25 percent increase in performance over competing 6TB drives? making it ideal for 24 X 7 bulk data storage.? The company also explained that since the Capacity 3.5 HDD v4 utilizes the latest generation of 12Gb/s SAS, it will provide customers with the scalability for future-proofing systems. Moreover, Seagate said, ?It is also available in an enterprise-ready SATA 6Gb/s interface for easy system integration.?

?Supermicro?s new TwinPro and wide range of SuperServer, SuperStorage solutions all feature integrated 12Gb/s SAS 3.0 support, enabling full and immediate access to the maximum performance and capacity offered by Seagate?s new 6TB 12Gb/s Enterprise-class HDDs, ? said Wally Liaw, vice president of sales, international at Supermicro in the press release. ?In addition to the increased I/O bandwidth, our SAS3 optimized platforms are cost competitive with current SAS2 6Gb/s enabled systems offering customers not only performance but also accelerated ROI advantages. With Seagate?s new 6TB Enterprise Capacity 3.5 HDD v4, Supermicro now offers the most cost effective scale-out storage solutions maximized for performance, density and energy efficiency in enterprise, data center, cloud and HPC applications.?

Looking at the future, the company said that Enterprise Capacity 3.5 HDD v4 will provide customers with the highest capacity density needed to address an ever increasing amount of unstructured data in an industry-standard 3.5-inch HDD.

?Unstructured data growth is doubling exponentially and will propel the digital universe to reach 16 Zettabytes of data by as early as 20171. This will cause cloud service providers to look for innovative ways to store more within an existing footprint while lowering operational costs,? Scott Horn, Seagate vice president of marketing said. ?Seagate is poised to address this challenge by offering the fastest 6TB enterprise capacity HDD based on our proven, reliable platform meeting this never-ending demand in both private and public cloud data centers.?

Seagate Enterprise Capacity 3.5 HDD v4 Key Features:

  • Industry-Leading Performance? 25 percent faster than competitive 6TB drives.
  • Highest Capacity Available?Up to 6TB per drive for maximum density server and storage solutions.
  • Enterprise-Class Reliability? Industry-leading rotational vibration tolerance for consistent performance and enhanced error correction for accurate data storage.
  • Best-in-Class Security? Self-Encrypting Drives (SED) with Instant Secure Erase for easy drive disposal or repurposing and FIPS SED security options.

Seagate is now shipping the Enterprise Capacity 3.5 HDD v4 to select Cloud partners and resellers globally.



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