Home PC Components Storage Drive Seagate NAS HDD 8TB Capacity Launched, Currently the Highest Capacity for NAS...

Seagate NAS HDD 8TB Capacity Launched, Currently the Highest Capacity for NAS Applications

"Amazon links in this site are affiliate links. As an Amazon Associate we earn from qualifying purchases."

Seagate is pushing the boundaries of hard drive capacity. Last year, they announced that they will be releasing new high capacity hard drives, up to 8TB in capacity for enterprise use, SMB, RAID applications and NAS. These new drives do not only feature higher capacity but better performance as well. Today, Seagate launches the highest-capacity NAS hard drive for small business, personal cloud and multimedia storage – the Seagate NAS HDD 8TB. More details from the official news below.

Seagate NAS 8TB HDD

Seagate NAS HDD 8TB Launched

Seagate, a world leader in storage solutions, today announced the launch of the Seagate® NAS HDD 8TB, the world’s highest-capacity drive optimized for RAID, Network-Attached Storage (NAS) and server storage. These reliable, scalable drives address the ever-growing data challenges for the Small- and Medium-sized Businesses (SMB), Small Office/Home Office (SOHO) and creative professional segments.

The Seagate NAS HDD 8TB is the largest NAS optimized drive on the market. That means businesses will require fewer drives—and subsequently fewer expensive enclosures—to meet their data storage needs. The new 8TB drives are designed for tower enclosures with one to eight bays, delivering up to 64TB in a single eight-bay desktop form factor. This high storage density gives small business the high capacity and flexibility to address the data challenges on the immediate horizon while preparing for the future.

According to David Chiang, general manager of business division, QNAP Systems, Inc.: “Our customers are finding themselves under more pressure than ever as the volume of data they need to deal with continues to increase dramatically,”. “QNAP is focused on delivering scalable and reliable NAS solutions to address these needs, giving users the confidence that their information is secure and available. The new Seagate NAS HDD 8TB will offer professionals a huge capacity with which to easily manage this growing amount of data.”

Data volumes continue to increase at an astounding rate, with IDC’s Digital Universe Study forecasting that the world’s annual data creation will increase by ten-fold between 2013 and 2020 to 4.4 zettabytesi. Seagate’s own researchii has revealed that SMBs in particular are choosing NAS solutions over other storage technologies such as storage area networks (SAN) and direct attached storage (DAS) to help manage this looming surge in data. Of the people who preferred NAS, 18% do so because of price, 16% for ease-of-use and 10% for quality.

According to Chad Chiang, product manager at Synology Inc, a leading NAS solution provider: “Delivering the flexibility and access that users require is a constant challenge, especially in a world where there are more users with more devices expecting seamless access and flawless performance,”. “NAS solutions are rapidly becoming the storage medium of choice for organizations with limited IT resources that need a quick and easy solution to manage their data. The new Seagate 8TB drives will give our customers incredible capacity to handle the huge volumes of data their users are creating and sharing.”

The new Seagate NAS 8TB HDD is optimized for a diverse set of NAS use cases including backup and disaster recovery, print and file servers, multimedia storage, archiving, file sharing and virtualization. In addition, industry-leading NAS manufacturers including ASUSTOR, QNAP, Synology and Thecus have qualified the NAS HDD 8TB for compatibility in a number of their products.

The new drive includes:

  • 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, & 8TB capacities
  • Suitability for 1- to 8-bay enclosures
  • 180TB/year Workload Rate Limit (WRL)—the largest WRL for this category of NAS drive, offering businesses peace of mind that heavy workloads can be easily managed
  • MTBF of 1M hour—demonstrating mature robustness of the drive family
  • Three-Year Limited Warranty—peace of mind from a reliable NAS HDD
  • One-of-kind optional three-year Rescue Data Recovery service to protect against potential data loss

Seagate NAS HDD 8TB Availability

The new Seagate NAS HDD 8TB has shipped to select customers, with wide-scale availability at the end of the current quarter.

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!

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

What's New

ASUS Radeon RX 5600 XT TUF Gaming X3 EVO OC 6GB Review

Today we are (finally) publishing our review of AMD’s latest Radeon RX 5700 XT graphics card, dubbed as the “ultimate 1080p graphics card” by...

GALAX GeForce RTX 2080 Super Work The Frames Edition Review

Is your graphics card working those frames fast or hard enough? If not, check out the GALAX GeForce RTX 2080 Super Work The Frames...

How to Merge or Split PDF (Full PDFelement Review)

Organizing and managing PDF documents can be a tedious task if you don’t have the right tools. If you’re someone who regularly works with...

Razer DeathAdder V2 Gaming Mouse Released – Check Out What’s New

Razer recently released the Razer DeathAdder V2 – the latest version of the company’s best-selling gaming mouse. The DeathAdder has come a long way,...

AMD Radeon RX 5950 XT, Radeon RX 5950, Radeon RX 5900 and RX 5800 XT Appears on EEC

Something very interesting showed up at the Eurasian Economic Commission site or EEC recently. A certain Radeon RX 5950XT, Radeon RX 5950, Radeon RX...
- Advertisment -

Hardware Reviews

ASUS Radeon RX 5600 XT TUF Gaming X3 EVO OC 6GB Review

Today we are (finally) publishing our review of AMD’s latest Radeon RX 5700 XT graphics card, dubbed as the “ultimate 1080p graphics card” by...

GALAX GeForce RTX 2080 Super Work The Frames Edition Review

Is your graphics card working those frames fast or hard enough? If not, check out the GALAX GeForce RTX 2080 Super Work The Frames...

SilverStone PF240 CPU Cooler Review – SilverStone’s Permafrost AIO Liquid CPU Cooler with ARGB Lighting

SilverStone released their latest Permafrost AIO Liquid CPU cooler series, featuring integrated addressable RGB lighting. The Permafrost series is available in 120mm, 240mm and...

Corsair K95 RGB Platinum XT Mechanical Gaming Keyboard Review – With Cherry MX Speed RGB Silver Switch

Corsair started the year announcing several new products at CES 2020. One of them is the Corsair K95 RGB Platinum XT mechanical gaming keyboard....

Crucial X8 Portable SSD Review – A Portable NVMe Storage Drive

As internal storage drives become faster with each generation, so are external and portable storage drives. Today we are checking out Crucial’s latest portable...
- Advertisment -

Audio Gear and Reviews

Creative Sound Blaster AE-7 PCIe Sound Card Review – A Better Hi-Res DAC with AMP?

Sound cards are still a thing nowadays and there are not a lot of them, especially the hi-end or hi-res ones that can really...

Corsair VOID RGB ELITE Wireless Gaming Headset Review

Today we are going to review one of Corsair’s latest (gaming) peripheral – the Corsair Void RGB Elite Wireless gaming headset. That’s quite a...

Audeze LCD-1 Compact Reference Planar Headphone Released – See Features, Specs and Price

Audeze recently released a new reference planar magnetic headphone – the Audeze LCD-1. Not to be confused with the first Audeze LCD-1 head-phone released...

Corsair Virtuoso RGB Wireless (SE) Gaming Headsets Released – See Features, Price and Availability

Corsair recently released a new series of premium gaming headset – the Corsair Virtuoso RGB Wireless and Virtuoso RGB Wireless SE. Unlike the other...

HyperX Cloud Orbit and Orbit S Gaming Headsets Now Available – See Features, Specs and Price

HyperX recently released their latest top of the line gaming headsets, the HyperX Cloud Orbit and Orbit S. If the headphone looks familiar to...