Seagate Unveils Its New Portfolio of 8TB High Capacity Drives

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Storage vendor Seagate Technology (NASDAQ:STX) has unveiled its new portfolio of 8TB high capacity drives – the Seagate Enterprise Capacity 3.5 HDD, Seagate Enterprise NAS HDD and Seagate Kinetic HDD. The new drives provide enterprises and SMB with the highest performance storage solutions available.

Within cloud and traditional enterprise markets, businesses need high capacity and extremely reliable data storage solutions. Seagate’s 8TB Enterprise Capacity 3.5 HDD drive would address these needs by incorporating proven conventional magnetic recording hard drive technology, backed by nine generations of data center innovation.

seagate-cloud-storageThe 8TB Enterprise Capacity 3.5 HDD would deliver a 100 percent increase in random read/write performance compared to previous generations, driving a vast improvement in IT performance across the enterprise.

“Supermicro’s wide array of SuperServer and SuperStorage solutions deliver unrivaled performance, efficiency, density and reliability for enterprise, data center, cloud and HPC environments,” said Don Clegg, vice president of marketing and business development, Supermicro. “With Seagate’s new portfolio of 8TB 3.5” Enterprise and Kinetic HDD we can cost-effectively address expanding web scale storage requirements with the most advanced Green Computing platforms on the market.”

Kinetic HDD

For organizations making the transition to the cloud with an eye to leveraging open source innovation, the 8TB Kinetic HDD would focus on total cost of ownership (TCO) by emphasizing scaled-out storage and rapid deployment in data centers. In cases where archiving data is a priority, emerging technologies such as Shingled Magnetic Recording could be of strategic and business value. Combined with the Kinetic Open Storage platform, this storage solution would be able to change the TCO equation.

By combining an open source object storage protocol with Ethernet connectivity, Kinetic HDD would eliminate multiple layers of legacy hardware and software infrastructure with a simple Key/Value interface.

All drives are currently sampling to select customers with wide scale availability planned for late this year. For more information on the Seagate 8TB high capacity storage, please visit: www.seagate.com/8TBhdd.