Seagate Enterprise 10TB Helium Drive Launched
If 8TB of capacity is no longer enough, Seagate got you covered with their new Seagate Enterprise 10TB Helium Drive. It’s the company’s first 10TB hard drive to feature Helium technology. These new drives are designed to address storage demands on Cloud-Based Data Centers and are chosen by global enterprise leaders like Huawei and Alibaba for their high capacity and lower TCO. It won’t be long now until these 10TB drives would reach mainstream consumers and would become more affordable for the many. Check out more details from the official news below.
Seagate Enterprise 10TB Helium Drive Unveiled
Seagate Technology, a world leader in storage solutions, today launched its first 10TB enterprise capacity hard disk drive (HDD), merging high capacity with the industry’s lowest power and weight available in a 10TB drive, to meet the growing storage requirements for private and public cloud-based data centers. The Seagate® Enterprise 3.5 Capacity HDD has been selected by enterprise market leaders globally for its ability to address storage demands unlike any other technology in the industry.
According to Mark Re, senior vice president and chief technology officer, Seagate: “Cloud-based data center storage needs are expanding faster than many current infrastructures can sustain, rendering the capacity demands of users a herculean task for cloud managers,”. “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 organizations worldwide solve the needs of their growing storage business.”
Fan Ruiqi, president of storage products at Huawei said: “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,”. “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 Seagate Enterprise 10TB Helium drive 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.
Li Shu, senior expert technical support for storage and research and development, at Alibaba: “More and more data centers 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 endeavor,”. “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.”
John Rydning, IDC’s research vice president for hard disk drives: “At-scale data centers are faced with the challenge of efficiently storing massive amounts of unstructured digital data,”. “Seagate’s new 10TB HDD for enterprise data centers is its first product to employ helium technology and will help data center customers to expand storage capacity economically.”
The Enterprise Capacity 3.5 HDD improves performance by using advanced caching algorithms to help cloud data center 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 24×7 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 10TB Helium Drive is now shipping to select customers worldwide.