Seagate Ships World's First 8TB Hard Drives

Seagate Ships World's First 8TB Hard Drives

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Seagate Technology has announced that it has begun shipping the world’s first 8TB hard disk drive. The company says the 8TB hard disk drive will provide scale-out data infrastructures with supersized-capacity, energy-efficiency and the lowest total cost of ownership (TCO) 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 8TB 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.”

A cornerstone for growing capacities in multiple applications, the 8TB hard drive delivers bulk data storage solutions for online content storage providing customers with the highest capacity density needed to address an ever increasing amount of unstructured data in an industry-standard 3.5-inch HDD. Providing up to 8TB in a single drive slot, the drive delivers maximum rack density, within an existing footprint, for the most efficient data center floor space usage possible.

The 8TB hard disk drive increases system capacity using fewer components for increased system and staffing efficiencies while lowering power costs. With its low operating power consumption, the drive reliably conserves energy thereby reducing overall operating costs. Helping customers economically store data, it boasts the best Watts/GB for enterprise bulk data storage in the industry.

The drive also features multi-drive RV tolerance for consistent enterprise-class performance in high density environments and incorporates a proven SATA 6Gb/s interface.

Seagate says the drives are now shipping to select customers now with wide scale availability next quarter.

Seagate Ships World's First 8TB Hard Drives

sammyg - August 28, 2014 at 3:40am
my god....theyre still using mechanical hard drives cares to be honest......Solid State is what i care about.....Nobody uses mechanical drives anymore....theyre too slow........Solid State is about 600% Faster......and getting cheaper too !!!
Itsme - August 28, 2014 at 6:55am
It's a business drive, anyone moaning its not SSD need to understand how these drives are used in enterprise environments before moaning.
Trololo - August 28, 2014 at 7:02pm
Almost everyone uses a mechanical hard drive. Ssd's are too expensive to actually replace them
artorque - August 30, 2014 at 1:19am
Apparently, he does not know how cloud based-servers or private companies with huge data works with or runs on.
vix - August 27, 2014 at 6:13pm
Seagate has been pretty crappy lately.. They, at one time were the best, now, meh… they are on the verge of "suck."
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