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Seagate Readies 5TB, 6TB Enterprise-Class Hard Disk Drives.
Xbitlabs ^ | 07/16/2013 07:26 PM | by Anton Shilov

Posted on 07/17/2013 8:51:01 PM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach

Seagate’s Enterprise Hard Disk Drives Roadmap Revealed

Seagate Technology, one of the world’s largest hard disk drives makers, plans to add high-capacity models into its Terascale hard drive family in the first half of 2014. The new models will expand storage capacity of enterprise-class capacity-oriented hard disk drives to 5TB and 6TB. It is likely that such HDDs will be based on new-generation platters.

According to Seagate enterprise hard drives roadmap published by Myce web-site, the new enterprise-class Terascale HDDs with 5TB and 6TB capacities due in the first half of 2014 will belong to the same code-named Constellation ES.3 “Megalodon” family as the current 4TB drives. The drives are likely to feature 5900rpm spindle speed, 64MB DDR2 cache as well as Serial ATA-600 interface. What is unclear is which platters will be featured in the 5TB and 6TB HDDs.

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The Terascale hard disk drives are based on enterprise-class platform with high vibration tolerance (HVT) technology and provide data centers with the maximum storage scalability they need to meet demands in low workload, 24x7 replicated environments. Equipped with Seagate’s own Instant Secure Erase (ISE) technology, the Terascale HDD saves money and time by reducing drive erasure times from hours to milliseconds providing quick, safe and easy drive disposal or repurposing.

Separately, Seagate prepares to put its Cheetah 15K.7, Savvio 10K.5 and some other hard drives into LTS status, which essentially means that it will supply such drives until there is demand, but will not introduce any new models. The code-named Valkyrie enterprise-performance drives will likely be enterprise-grade solid-state hard drives and will not be pure SSDs.

Seagate did not comment on the news-story.


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Computers/Internet
KEYWORDS: hitech

1 posted on 07/17/2013 8:51:01 PM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach
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To: ShadowAce

fyi


2 posted on 07/17/2013 8:51:33 PM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

I would assume this is all for server farm use ... what with the cloud and all.


3 posted on 07/17/2013 8:57:36 PM PDT by doc1019 (Get our troops the hell out of the ME)
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To: doc1019

Yeah, or as my buddy who is an ISP points out, “Data Center” nowadays generally is a euphemism for “My Porn Stash” ;-)


4 posted on 07/17/2013 8:58:46 PM PDT by bigbob
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To: bigbob

LOL!


5 posted on 07/17/2013 8:59:47 PM PDT by doc1019 (Get our troops the hell out of the ME)
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To: doc1019

Video playout servers...huge market, tremendous thirst for high capacity, low latency, low power.


6 posted on 07/17/2013 9:00:38 PM PDT by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: ProtectOurFreedom

Thanks


7 posted on 07/17/2013 9:01:35 PM PDT by doc1019 (Get our troops the hell out of the ME)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

That’s almost enough room to store all the B&W photos of Obama’s mother posing naked for porn magazines.


8 posted on 07/17/2013 9:06:50 PM PDT by LyinLibs (If victims of islam were more "islamophobic," maybe they'd still be alive.)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
My first hard drive had a capacity of 20 megs. We are rapidly approaching the point where an inexpensive external hard drive will store a million times that much.
9 posted on 07/17/2013 9:08:34 PM PDT by Kip Russell (Be wary of strong drink. It can make you shoot at tax collectors -- and miss. ---Robert A. Heinlein)
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To: ProtectOurFreedom

>>..huge market, tremendous thirst for high capacity, low latency, low power.<<

The same for Russian brides...


10 posted on 07/17/2013 9:20:45 PM PDT by freedumb2003 (To attempt to have intercourse with a hornet's nest is a very bad idea)
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To: Kip Russell

>>My first hard drive had a capacity of 20 megs. We are rapidly approaching the point where an inexpensive external hard drive will store a million times that much.<<

The first HD I had was 5MB Winchester. It was better than the 8” floppies we had to carefully store.

And we had to write our programs in Z80 ASM

AND WE LIKED IT!!!


11 posted on 07/17/2013 9:23:40 PM PDT by freedumb2003 (To attempt to have intercourse with a hornet's nest is a very bad idea)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

A 64 bit address space is in excess of 180,000 terabytes.


12 posted on 07/17/2013 9:24:11 PM PDT by Steely Tom (If the Constitution can be a living document, I guess a corporation can be a person.)
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To: Kip Russell

My wife gave me a 20 meg drive as a Christmas present when we had our original Mac 128...oh, the thrill of such massive, nearly unlimited storage compared to those floppy drives! I remember it cost $600.


13 posted on 07/17/2013 9:25:43 PM PDT by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
At some point they're going to hit a physical limit on how much data they can fit on a 3.5" drive. But they're obviously not there yet. They smashed through 1 TB and they're still trucking.

What comes after tera?

14 posted on 07/17/2013 9:27:26 PM PDT by Yardstick
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To: LyinLibs

Not funny.


15 posted on 07/17/2013 9:29:25 PM PDT by Fungi
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To: ProtectOurFreedom

Ijust bought a 4 Tbyte Seagate 5900 rpm drive for less than 1/3 of that cost....before Cal State Taxes...kicked in.


16 posted on 07/17/2013 9:32:05 PM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach
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To: Yardstick
Peta. I recently got a pat on the back from the boss for cramming our enterprise backups into ONLY three servers with 36 TB internal storage apiece. A tenth of a petabyte. We'll be over a petabyte before those guys come out of warranty. I figure three years, tops.
17 posted on 07/17/2013 9:32:35 PM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: freedumb2003

LOL!


18 posted on 07/17/2013 9:33:07 PM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach
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To: Yardstick

“What comes after tera?”

General Sherman.


19 posted on 07/17/2013 9:38:53 PM PDT by Salamander (.......Uber Alice!.......)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

OMG...they’re $170 on Amazon, now.

/HDD junkie


20 posted on 07/17/2013 9:41:58 PM PDT by Salamander (.......Uber Alice!.......)
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To: Billthedrill

Are you keeping Medical records for Obamacare?


21 posted on 07/17/2013 9:42:06 PM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

I will be. No joke. :-(


22 posted on 07/17/2013 9:44:41 PM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: Yardstick

That would be Peta....then it is Exabyte.


23 posted on 07/17/2013 9:44:44 PM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach
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To: Billthedrill
I need to go find that article on Semiaccurate on what Applied Material is working on....vertical stacking of memory cells for flash memory.
24 posted on 07/17/2013 9:48:06 PM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach
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To: Billthedrill
Applied Materials talks about 3D NAND flash production
25 posted on 07/17/2013 9:51:16 PM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach
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To: Billthedrill

That sounds about right. I’m getting ready to replace the drives in an older RAID drive that we have in an instrumentation system. If I go with 3 TB drives, which are now nothing particularly special, it will have a whopping 48 TB. Incredible.

And on the other end, Mega is the new Kilo in terms of being almost trivially small. A meg is starting to be like the penny on the ground that you don’t pick up because it’s not worth the effort.


26 posted on 07/17/2013 10:00:46 PM PDT by Yardstick
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Spinning disks are dinosaurs. Our new SAN’s first tier is SSD, second tier is 15K 2 TB drives (will be 4 TB in six months) and the third tier is SAS. Insanely fast. The third tier used to be tape when I joined this outfit, no lie. When we wheeled the last tape library out the door last week my chief operator had a tear in her eye - and tape number 00001 tucked under her arm for a souvenir. She has a stack of punch cards, too. The freshmen on campus weren’t born when the Internet was invented. Damn I’m old.


27 posted on 07/17/2013 10:01:34 PM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Here’s what annoys me. They make a fine 1TB drive, but then limit the size of the node failure storage to 2000 entries or so. So the storage fills up, and the drive is useless. Even though it still have almost all of it’s capacity.

I’d hope that with the larger drives, they would increase the failed node storage size.


28 posted on 07/17/2013 10:07:21 PM PDT by CharlesWayneCT
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To: Billthedrill

>>The freshmen on campus weren’t born when the Internet was invented. Damn I’m old.<<

I was just talking to my intern today about when I started DP. COBOL programs on punch cards, CADE data entry systems, tape-in, tape-out Master Files, paper tape to run OS operations. DRUM storage.

We spoke in MBs, GBs were for the Ops floor manager. TBs were for huge shops like the IRS or USPS.

ASM that was great because the memory might be an instruction or data. But it had the hated SS operations...


29 posted on 07/17/2013 10:10:32 PM PDT by freedumb2003 (To attempt to have intercourse with a hornet's nest is a very bad idea)
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To: Billthedrill

I wrote my first program ...with Fortran ...for an IBM 650 which had a rotating drum for meory....no core memory on it.


30 posted on 07/17/2013 10:17:38 PM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach
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To: freedumb2003

+1 for use of the word Winchester.


31 posted on 07/17/2013 10:20:43 PM PDT by gura (If Allah is so great, why does he need fat sexually confused fanboys to do his dirty work? -iowahawk)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach; All

This thread is pretty much why I love FR.


32 posted on 07/17/2013 10:23:39 PM PDT by gura (If Allah is so great, why does he need fat sexually confused fanboys to do his dirty work? -iowahawk)
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To: Salamander

I bought my 4TB Seagate external drive for 140 just before Black Friday a year ago on AMZ.


33 posted on 07/17/2013 10:49:54 PM PDT by max americana (fired liberals in our company after the election, & laughed while they cried (true story))
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To: Yardstick
What comes after tera?

Firma

34 posted on 07/17/2013 11:04:59 PM PDT by Cementjungle
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To: Kip Russell
These were a bargain back in the day:


35 posted on 07/17/2013 11:46:53 PM PDT by DigitalVideoDude (It's amazing what you can accomplish when you don't care who gets the credit. -Ronald Reagan)
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To: Salamander

Salamander:

“What comes after tera?”

General Sherman.


Correct, of course.

Scarlett loved it, but Sherman thought terabytes, and the rest is history...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gn26pEDEhyY

or

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gn26pEDEhyY (non-https)


36 posted on 07/18/2013 4:48:26 AM PDT by Weirdad (Orthodox Americanism: It's what's good for the world! (Not communofascism!))
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To: DigitalVideoDude; Marine_Uncle; NormsRevenge; blam; SunkenCiv; Fred Nerks; Grampa Dave; ...

Damn.....Great to dig that old stuff up/......


37 posted on 07/19/2013 12:53:04 PM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Wow. I remember life back then, 10 MB was Hugh. Now, with, memory cards, the cloud and wireless .. if you can’t do sub-nanular, it’s just crap.


38 posted on 07/19/2013 1:21:53 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi --)
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To: Billthedrill

A sucker for bygone technologies, eh? Wanna buy some paper tape bootstraps? How about a how to program assembly aka 1s and 0s ‘language’? Core memories was ‘it’ for me.. lol that and pressing buttons on old sperry rand/univac hymns. Basically fire control systems adapted for other poiposes like keepng tabs on supplies, etc


39 posted on 07/19/2013 1:29:04 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi --)
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Hymns?

UYKs :-)


40 posted on 07/19/2013 1:30:21 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi --)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
RE: "Damn.....Great to dig that old stuff up/......"

Especially when young folks like us can still remember with often detail, these technologies. :)
As I write I wade through the five hour Issa Committee hearing on the IRS scandal.
41 posted on 07/19/2013 2:04:56 PM PDT by Marine_Uncle (Galt level is not far away......)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

That’s a lot of pr0n.


42 posted on 07/19/2013 2:05:26 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Marine_Uncle

I did that one yesterday.


43 posted on 07/19/2013 2:18:00 PM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
RE: "I did that one yesterday."
Fini. This had to be the longest Congressional Hearing I ever watched in full.
Hmmmmmm. So Mr. George turns out to be a Republican.
And as he made clear has been so for many many years after he "saw the light".

He pissed off a lot of the commie progressives sitting in the Diaz.
Good for him. Other then that. I did not see anything new come out of this hearing.

44 posted on 07/19/2013 6:53:06 PM PDT by Marine_Uncle (Galt level is not far away......)
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