A high capacity hard drive intended for cloud-based data centers
The enterprise market now has another option when it comes to high capacity storage solutions. That's because Seagate announced it's now shipping its 6TB "Enterprise Capacity v4" HDD, which the company claims is the fastest 6TB HDD on the planet. This particular model isn't likely to find its way into consumer homes, as Seagate is targeting enterprise customers who need super sized storage solutions, particularly in data centers that drive cloud services.
This is Seagate's eighth generation enterprise HDD platform and with it comes up to a 25 percent increase in performance over competing 6TB HDDs, the company claims. Utilizing the latest generation 12Gb/s SAS, the drive offers customers scalability and a future-proof solution. It's also available with a SATA 6Gb/s interface.
"Unstructured data growth is doubling exponentially and will propel the digital universe to reach 16 zettabytes of data by as early as 2017. This will cause cloud service providers to look for innovative ways to store more within an existing footprint while lowering operational costs," said Scott Horn, Seagate vice president of marketing. "Seagate is poised to address this challenge by offering the fastest 6TB enterprise capacity HDD based on our proven, reliable platform meeting this never-ending demand in both private and public cloud data centers."
Seagate's 3.5-inch 6TB HDDs feature 128MB of cache, 7200 RPM spindle speed, up to 226MB/s sustained transfer performance, enhanced error correction, self-encryption (AES-256), and 5-year warranties.