Skip to comments.Seagate Readies 5TB, 6TB Enterprise-Class Hard Disk Drives.
Posted on 07/17/2013 8:51:01 PM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach
Seagate Technology, one of the worlds 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.
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 Seagates 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.
I would assume this is all for server farm use ... what with the cloud and all.
Yeah, or as my buddy who is an ISP points out, “Data Center” nowadays generally is a euphemism for “My Porn Stash” ;-)
Video playout servers...huge market, tremendous thirst for high capacity, low latency, low power.
That’s almost enough room to store all the B&W photos of Obama’s mother posing naked for porn magazines.
>>..huge market, tremendous thirst for high capacity, low latency, low power.<<
The same for Russian brides...
>>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!!!
A 64 bit address space is in excess of 180,000 terabytes.
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.
What comes after tera?
Ijust bought a 4 Tbyte Seagate 5900 rpm drive for less than 1/3 of that cost....before Cal State Taxes...kicked in.
“What comes after tera?”
OMG...they’re $170 on Amazon, now.
Are you keeping Medical records for Obamacare?
I will be. No joke. :-(
That would be Peta....then it is Exabyte.
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.
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.
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.
>>The freshmen on campus werent born when the Internet was invented. Damn Im 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...
I wrote my first program ...with Fortran ...for an IBM 650 which had a rotating drum for meory....no core memory on it.
+1 for use of the word Winchester.
This thread is pretty much why I love FR.
I bought my 4TB Seagate external drive for 140 just before Black Friday a year ago on AMZ.
What comes after tera?
Correct, of course.
Scarlett loved it, but Sherman thought terabytes, and the rest is history...
Damn.....Great to dig that old stuff up/......
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.
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
That’s a lot of pr0n.
I did that one yesterday.