Seagate Releases Its First 10TB Hard Drive Designed for Cloud Data Centers

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Seagate has just unveiled its first lineup of 10TB hard drives that are designed for enterprise workloads. Seagate specifically notes that their new lineup of hard drives is sealed using Helium, which allows the drives to run smoother, faster and with less noise.
With so many organizations building private cloud infrastructures, the need for spacious and reliable hard drives increases exponentially.
Seagate’s “Built for cloud” enterprise hard drive lineup gives administrators the ability to upgrade their storage infrastructure while simultaneously allowing them plan for the future.
Enterprises typically get more bang for their buck when using larger hard drives. Seagate notes that the total cost of ownership for these hard drives is lower than its predecessors, which is terrific news for small to medium sized enterprises.
As more businesses turning to cloud based storage, data centers have been hard pressed to accommodate additional space for organizations that are making the switch to cloud.
“The new, robust 10TB Enterprise Capacity 3.5 HDD provides maximum storage capacity for easy system integration by using the standard 3.5-inch CMR design. Incorporating seven platters and 14 heads, ” says a press release by Seagate.
The new drives offer “25% more density to help businesses dramatically increase petabytes per rack, the drive delivers higher performance and reduced power and weight,” the press release concluded.
Seagate notes that these new hard drives are available in both 6Gb/s SATA and 12Gb/s SAS variations. The new hard drives have subsequently began shipping to select customers around the globe.
The new hard drives also comes standard with Seagate’s PowerChoice technology, which gives allows the hardware to intelligence to reduce costs associated with power and cooling.
PowerChoice can provide an organizations with significant cost savings over the long haul in terms of the costs associated with operating your own cloud data center.