Seagate Technology announced commercial release of its 6TB hard disk drive (HDD) for scale-out data centers.
Seagate said its Enterprise Capacity 3.5 HDD v4 features the fastest performance available for a nearline HDD -- up to a 25 percent increase in performance over competing 6TB drives— making it ideal for 24 X 7 bulk data storage. It supports the latest generation of 12Gb/s SAS as well as SATA 6Gb/s interfaces. The 7200-RPM drive employs multi-drive rotational vibration tolerance for consistent enterprise-class performance and accurate data storage in high density environments.
“Unstructured data growth is doubling exponentially and will propel the digital universe to reach 16 Zettabytes of data by as early as 20171. 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.”