Skip to comments.Seagate Ships 6 TB Hard Drive doing 7200 RPM
Posted on 04/07/2014 8:14:11 AM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach
Seagate announced it is now shipping the world's fastest 6 TB hard disk drive (HDD) - the Seagate Enterprise Capacity 3.5 HDD v4. Boasting industry-leading performance, the Enterprise Capacity 3.5 HDD v4 is an important step forward in scale-out data infrastructures delivering supersize storage and enterprise reliability to meet the explosive growth of corporate and cloud-based data centers.
"Unstructured data growth is doubling exponentially and will propel the digital universe to reach 16 Zettabytes of data by as early as 2017. 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 6 TB enterprise capacity HDD based on our proven, reliable platform meeting this never-ending demand in both private and public cloud data centers."
Featuring the fastest performance available for a nearline HDD, the Enterprise Capacity 3.5 HDD v4 enables faster data transfers by building on an eighth-generation platform that enables the drive to deliver up to a 25 percent increase in performance over competing 6 TB drives - making it ideal for 24 X 7 bulk data storage. Utilizing the latest generation of 12 Gb/s SAS, the drive provides customers with the scalability for future-proofing their systems. It is also available in an enterprise-ready SATA 6 Gb/s interface for easy system integration.
"Supermicro's new TwinPro and wide range of SuperServer, SuperStorage solutions all feature integrated 12 Gb/s SAS 3.0 support enabling full and immediate access to the maximum performance and capacity offered by Seagate's new 6 TB 12 Gb/s Enterprise-class HDDs," said Wally Liaw, vice president of sales, international at Supermicro. "In addition to the increased I/O bandwidth, our SAS3 optimized platforms are cost competitive with current SAS2 6 Gb/s enabled systems offering customers not only performance but also accelerated ROI advantages. With Seagate's new 6 TB Enterprise Capacity 3.5 HDD v4, Supermicro now offers the most cost effective scale-out storage solutions maximized for performance, density and energy efficiency in enterprise, data center, cloud and HPC applications."
A family of drives with up to 6 TB of capacity, the Enterprise Capacity 3.5 HDD v4 provides customers with the highest capacity density needed to address an ever increasing amount of unstructured data in an industry-standard 3.5-inch HDD. Supporting the highest density storage per square foot in the industry, it features a 50 percent increase in capacity over the last generation (4 TB) nearline drive. Ideal for both replicated and RAID environments, the drive delivers a lower TCO for enterprise storage by providing the highest capacity available without sacrificing performance.
The drive employs multi-drive rotational vibration tolerance for consistent enterprise-class performance and accurate data storage in high density environments. With its robust 7200-RPM performance, ramp load technology, and a humidity sensor, it delivers optimum performance even in the harshest environments. Purpose-built for enterprise environments, the drive utilizes the T10 and T13-compliant power management standards enabling organizations to tailor systems for optimal energy usage resulting in up to 90 percent more power savings.
Seagate Enterprise Capacity 3.5 HDD v4 Key Features:
The drive is shipping now to select Cloud partners and resellers globally. It will also be integrated into Seagate business and branded storage products starting this spring.
Enterprise Drive so far.
Good to see SCSI's not dead.
Xbitlabs ^ | [01/27/2014 04:39 AM] by Anton Shilov | by Anton Shilov
Posted on Fri 31 Jan 2014 11:36:36 AM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach
I know what you’re thinking:
“Disks still spin?”
7200 RPM. I think I will wait for some user experience with this before I buy. This has to be prone to crash.
[ Serial-attached SCSI!
Good to see SCSI’s not dead. ]
The hardware is dead, thankfully, the protocol is still alive and well!
There was a time it seemed like they were coming out with a new SCSI cable type every month...
21TB left to go... Before we can backup my brain...
When western digital comes out then I will be interested. I’ve found they’ve held the best for me.
Only assume it has similar MTBF. Pretty incredible density!
From 0 to 6 TB in 4000 seconds ....
Interesting how anecdotes drive us. I would step over a WD to pick up a Fujitsu or Seagate. But the funny thing is, I can’t really explain why. Just personal experience, I suppose.
Fujitsu drives seem OK. But just about every Seagate I ever knew of, swapped, etc by me and what other technical types I know tended to fail prematurely too many times.
There's a lot of good stuff in the tech (and protocol).
Back years ago (I think before I ever got a multicore CPU), I had an Adaptec Ultra160 SCSI card — anyway, one day a friend needed to do some work ripping & naming songs on a collection of CDs so we started ripping to a shared folder on a SCSI-drive so he sat in the other room accessing new rips to listen to and renaming them while I did work on my computer (IIRC is was fairly processor intensive)… no discernible slowdown in disk-access, CPU-performance, or rip-quality.
Performance like that was worth the extra bucks for SCSI on my desktop.
Drives like this are basically going to kill RAID5. We’re just going to have to suck up the write penalty of RAID6 and call it a day.
P = PRICE POINT!!!!!
> Unstructured data growth is doubling exponentially and will propel the digital universe to reach 16 Zettabytes of data by as early as 2017.
16 Zettabytes — that’s a lot of selfies, eh?
How Big Is A Petabyte, Exabyte, Zettabyte, Or A Yottabyte?
Funny, every time I think about Seagate, I think of their Sleezegate reputation from the 90’s. I don’t have much personal experience but read it enough it just kind of stuck. I still pretty much avoid them.
I’m impressed that they were doing 7200 rpm when they shipped it, I wonder what they were driving.
I saw a report recently. In that report, Seagate drives had a far larger failure rate then many others.
“Does anyone really need that much porn?” -Marge Simpson
Old report. Old desktop drive models, and a single server farms report. Seagate Enterprise drives are as good or better than anyones. Their current desktop drives are pretty good. I like the WD Blacks as well. And I always liked the Hitachi Deskstar, Globalstar and UltraStar. Since Hitachi GST was bought up, mostly by WD, were waiting on carrying them until they demonstrate some long term reliability (some of the Hitachi GST models were taken by Fujitsu as the US Government wouldnt allow it all to go to WD). Seagate releasing them as a Enterprise drive means theyll have a great MTBF.