"Cloud-based data centre storage needs are expanding faster than many current infrastructures can sustain, rendering the capacity demands of users a herculean task for cloud managers", stated Mark Re, senior vice president and chief technology officer, Seagate. "Built on our years of research and development of sealed-drive technology, our new helium-based enterprise drive is designed precisely to help data-centric organisations worldwide solve the needs of their growing storage business."
"With the amount of data today growing at an increasingly rapid rate, we are always on the lookout for storage solutions that offer better performance with lower overhead", stated Fan Ruiqi, president of storage products at Huawei. "The new Enterprise Capacity 3.5 HDD from Seagate helps us meet these demands by offering incredible capacity with improvements in power and weight allowing us to drastically reduce our costs."
The new, robust 10TB Enterprise Capacity 3.5 HDD provides maximum storage capacity for easy system integration by using the standard 3.5-inch CMR design. Incorporating seven platters and 14 heads, the drive seals in helium to create a turbulence-free, quiet environment, decreasing both friction and resistance on the platters and delivering the industry's lowest power/TB ratio and weight specifications for a 10TB HDD. Offering 25 percent more density to help businesses dramatically increase petabytes per rack, the drive delivers higher performance and reduced power and weight.
"More and more data centres are being put into operation as a result of data growing at an exponential rate. With this in mind, we are laser focused on lowering our TCO and confident the new Seagate Enterprise Capacity 3.5 HDD can help us with this endeavour", stated Li Shu, senior expert technical support for storage and research and development, at Alibaba. "We value the drives winning combination of higher storage capacities, increased performance and low power consumption - making it a win-win for both us and our customers."
"At-scale data centres are faced with the challenge of efficiently storing massive amounts of unstructured digital data", stated John Rydning, IDCs research vice president for hard disk drives. "Seagate's new 10TB HDD for enterprise data centres is its first product to employ helium technology and will help data centre customers to expand storage capacity economically."
The Enterprise Capacity 3.5 HDD improves performance by using advanced caching algorithms to help Cloud data centre managers manage the increasing volume of data more quickly. Featuring Seagate's PowerChoice technology, the drive helps businesses manage and reduce the ongoing costs associated with power and cooling during idle time, while Seagate's PowerBalance feature helps optimize the IOPS/Watt for even more efficiency.
It delivers an improved MTBF of 2.5 million hours and provides consistent performance to customers in a 24x7 multi-drive environment. Enterprise ready, the Seagate Enterprise Capacity 3.5 HDD is available in both a 6Gb/s SATA and 12Gb/s SAS interfaces.
The new Seagate Enterprise Capacity 3.5 HDD 10TB is now shipping to select customers worldwide.