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Seagate Shipping 8TB Hard Drives for the Cloud

SeagateThis week Seagate announced that the company is shipping the world’s first 8TB hard disk drives. As a bulk storage drive for the Cloud market, the new device is optimized for cost per gigabyte vs. performance.

A cornerstone for growing capacities in multiple applications, the 8TB hard drive delivers bulk data storage solutions for online content storage providing customers with the highest capacity density needed to address an ever increasing amount of unstructured data in an industry-standard 3.5-inch HDD. Providing up to 8TB in a single drive slot, the drive delivers maximum rack density, within an existing footprint, for the most efficient data center floor space usage possible.

The 8TB hard disk drive increases system capacity using fewer components for increased system and staffing efficiencies while lowering power costs. With its low operating power consumption, the drive reliably conserves energy thereby reducing overall operating costs. Helping customers economically store data, it boasts the best Watts/GB for enterprise bulk data storage in the industry.

Outfitted with enterprise-class reliability and support for archive workloads, it features multi-drive RV (rotational vibration) tolerance for consistent enterprise-class performance in high density environments. The drive also incorporates a proven SATA 6Gb/s interface for cost-effective, easy system integration in both private and public data centers.

Seagate is now shipping the 8TB drives to select customers with wide scale availability planned for next quarter.

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