Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Seagate Ships First 8TB Hard Drives

Seagate Technology began shipping the world’s first 8TB hard disk drive. Target applications include cloud content, object storage and back-up disaster recovery storage.

The 3.5-inch hard disk drive is outfitted with enterprise-class reliability and support for archive workloads. It also incorporates a SATA 6 Gbps interface for integration in both private and public data centers.

“As our world becomes more mobile, the number of devices we use to create and consume data is driving an explosive growth in unstructured data. This places increased pressure on cloud builders to look for innovative ways to build cost-effective, high capacity storage for both private and cloud-based data centers,” said Scott Horn, Seagate vice president of marketing. “Seagate is poised to address this challenge by offering the world’s first 8TB HDD, a ground-breaking new solution for meeting the increased capacities needed to support the demand for high capacity storage in a world bursting with digital creation, consumption and long-term storage.”