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Seagate 8TB Hard Drive Lineup Launched, Includes Enterprise Capacity 3.5, Enterprise NAS and Kinetic HDD

Seagate announces 8TB capacities of their Enterprise Capacity 3.5, Enterprise NAS and Kinetic hard drives. The new Seagate 8TB drives offer, not only 33% more capacity from the 6TB, but also offer faster read/write speeds, and better power efficiency. Generally speaking, these drives are geared towards medium to large businesses, enterprise-level, IT professionals, professional content creation and pro-consumers who need a high capacity drive for 24×7 operation. Although the Enterprise Capacity 3.5, Enterprise NAS and Kinetic HDD share the same amount of capacity, each one has its own unique features, function and target market. Before deciding on getting one, learn more information about each drives from the official news below.

Seagate 8TB NAS Portfolio

Seagate Delivers Industry’s Broadest Portfolio of 8TB Hard Drives

New Enterprise Capacity 3.5, Enterprise NAS and Kinetic HDDs Reach New Highs in Capacity, Reliability, and Lower Total Cost of Ownership for Multiple Market Segments

Seagate Technology plc (NASDAQ: STX), a world leader in storage solutions, today 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 small- and medium-sized businesses and large enterprises with the world’s highest capacity, most reliable, and highest performance storage solutions available, all optimized to match the unique storage requirements for each market segment.

Scott Horn, vice president of marketing at Seagate:
“Customers today need storage solutions to support a diverse, and sometimes very specialized, set of applications and workload requirements,”. “In designing our products, we look closely at the type of data being stored, performance needs, power requirements, environmental operating conditions, network topologies, uptime demand and more, to ensure our customers receive the right storage technology for the job. This thoughtful approach has enabled us to deliver the most compelling 8TB portfolio available in the industry.”

Seagate Enterprise Capacity 3.5 HDD 8TB

Seagate 8TB Enterprise Capacity 3.5 HDD — World-Class Reliability Meets High-Capacity

Within the cloud and traditional enterprise markets, businesses need high capacity and extremely reliable data storage solutions. The Seagate 8TB Enterprise Capacity 3.5 HDD drive addresses these needs by incorporating proven conventional magnetic recording hard drive technology, backed by nine generations of data center innovation. Enterprise customers also want world class performance from their storage solutions and the 8TB Enterprise Capacity 3.5 HDD delivers for them with a 100 percent increase in random read/write performance compared to previous generations, driving a vast improvement in IT performance across the enterprise.

Don Clegg, vice president of marketing and business development at Supermicro: “Supermicro’s wide array of SuperServer and SuperStorage solutions deliver unrivaled performance, efficiency, density and reliability for enterprise, data center, cloud and HPC environments,”. “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.”

Seagate 8TB Enterprise Capacity 3.5 Features:

  • 8TB, 3.5-inch enterprise drive with industry-leading 6-disk technology,¹ resulting in 33% more storage in the same storage slot
  • Advanced Write Caching feature to utilize enhanced algorithms, resulting in the industry’s highest nearline storage workload performance efficiencies—100% performance improvement in random writes over last-generation drive
  • Widely accepted, proven ninth-generation conventional perpendicular recording technology for reliable access to unstructured data in bulk storage applications
  • 12Gb/s SAS and SATA 6Gb/s interfaces in industry-standard advanced formats for easy integration into replicated and RAID multi-drive storage servers and systems
  • State-of-the-art cache, on-the-fly error-correction algorithms, super parity and
    end-to-end SAS-based data integrity for accurate data storage
  • Industry-leading rotational vibration tolerance design helps ensure consistent performance in dense multi-drive systems
  • Engineered for 24×7 workloads of 550TB/yr—10× that of desktop drives
  • Robust performance with dual processors, ramp load technology, top-cover-attached motor and humidity sensor for optimum performance in all chassis
  • Seagate Secure™ Self-Encrypting Drive featuring Instant Secure Erase for cost-saving drive retirement and secure data-at-rest protection2
  • Seagate SeaTools™ diagnostic software to provide drive self-tests ensuring unnecessary downtime and maximizing TCO

Best-Fit Applications:

  • Hyperscale applications/cloud data centers with replicated storage
  • Massive scale-out data centers and big data analytics
  • High-capacity density RAID storage
  • Mainstream enterprise external storage arrays (SAN, NAS, DAS)
  • Distributed file systems, including Hadoop and Ceph
  • Enterprise backup and restore—D2D, virtual tape
  • Centralized surveillance

Seagate Enterprise NAS HDD 8TB

Seagate 8TB Enterprise NAS HDD — Enterprise Capacity Meets SMBs

Small- and medium-sized businesses require high reliability too, but they also need storage solutions that can scale to support enterprise class performance as business mandates change and the company grows. The Seagate 8TB Enterprise NAS HDD takes conventional hard drive recording technology to the next level by providing one third more storage density for any tower or rack mount solution compared to the previous 6TB generation drive. This density advantage translates to fewer drives without sacrificing capacity, reducing power consumption and saving valuable space in servers and data centers to help improve IT cost structures and service value to the organization.

Seagate 8TB Enterprise NAS HDD Features:

  • Enterprise-class reliability and performance for cloud-based storage and NAS applications in 1- to 16-bay enclosures
  • Backed by the Seagate® 5-Year Limited Warranty
  • 1.2 million hours MTBF for enterprise-class reliability
  • 300TB-per-year workload rating for mid-range NAS and cloud-based storage
  • 7200-RPM spindle speed performance
  • Double the cache size—256MB multisegmented on 8TB capacity
  • Dual-stage actuators to deliver precision seeks every time
  • SATA 6Gb/s interface for easy integration into NAS and RAID rackmount systems
  • RV sensor for sustained performance and reliability
  • Optional 5-year Rescue Data Recovery Service plan protects against data loss in NAS and RAID environments.

Best-Fit Applications:

  • Cloud-based and NAS storage
  • Backup and disaster recovery
  • Multi-media server and storage
  • File and print server sharing
  • Archiving and cloud replication
  • On-premise private cloud
  • Tiered storage
  • Remote access
  • Virtualization
  • Auxiliary storage

Seagate Kinetic HDD 8TB

Seagate 8TB Kinetic HDD — High-Capacity, Reduced Cloud Economics

For organizations making the transition to the cloud with an eye to leveraging open source innovation, the Seagate 8TB Kinetic HDD focuses 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 can be of strategic and business value. Combined with the Kinetic Open Storage platform, this storage solution can change the TCO equation.

Dirk Duellmann, deputy leader of the data and storage services group in the IT department at CERN: “I am impressed by the disk capacity increase achieved by Seagate,”. “As part of our collaboration through CERN openlab, we are aiming to demonstrate with Seagate the expected TCO and scalability benefits of Kinetic drives. These tests are being performed within the 100PB-scale storage setups that CERN deploys for the Large Hadron Collider.”

The platform reduces TCO by redefining and greatly simplifying storage architectures for today’s use-case scenarios. By combining an open source object storage protocol with Ethernet connectivity, Kinetic HDD eliminates multiple layers of legacy hardware and software infrastructure with a simple Key/Value interface. This in turn eliminates or dramatically reduces the need for traditional storage servers reducing capital equipment costs, power consumption and human expenses associated with managing storage for a total savings of up to 70 percent.

Seagate 8TB Kinetic HDD Features:

  • The world’s first Ethernet-connected HDD with an open source object API
  • Reduces TCO by simplifying cloud and data center storage hardware and software stacks
  • Improves performance by eliminating layers of antiquated file system software
  • Enables flexible and independent scaling of compute and storage growth
  • Supports hyperscale 24×7 environments with up to 672 drives in a 40U rack
  • Connects storage directly to existing data center data communications fabric
  • State-free key/value object store with provided Kinetic API libraries

Best-Fit Applications:

  • Object and key/value data storage
  • Hyperscale and scale-out storage
  • Cloud storage arrays
  • Cloud backup storage

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.

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Peter Paul
I love computers since I was a kid. I’m always fascinated with new technology, especially in the PC world. Many years ago, I was curious if the reviews I read were true and real. So, why not test them myself and share my first-hand experience? And thus, here we are. Thanks for reading!

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