Sunday, June 14, 2015

HGST Launches 10TB HDD

HGST, a Western Digital company, introduced the first enterprise-class 10TB (terabyte) hard disk drive (HDD) for next-generation active archive applications.

The host-managed Ultrastar Archive Ha10 SMR HDD is aimed at the densest server and storage systems.

The Ultrastar Archive Ha10 is the third of HGST's helium-based HDDs launched in less than two years. It leverages HGST's second generation HelioSeal platform and shingled magnetic recording (SMR). HGST said that by overlapping or "shingling" the data tracks on top of each other, higher areal density can be achieved within the same physical footprint.

The drive is rated at two million hours mean time between failure (MTBF), offers a five-year limited warranty, a 10-15 unrecoverable reduced bit error rate, rotational vibration safeguards, and 600K load/unload cycles.

The company noted that the initial rollout of the 10TB HDD is focused on cloud and OEM storage customers who have the in-house capability to develop the software required.