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Seagate Ships 6 TB Hard Drive doing 7200 RPM
guru3d.com ^ | 04/07/2014 02:59 PM | Hilbert Hagedoorn on

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.





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

1 posted on 04/07/2014 8:14:11 AM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach
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To: ShadowAce; SunkenCiv

Enterprise Drive so far.


2 posted on 04/07/2014 8:15:50 AM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
Who will make the first petabyte drive?
3 posted on 04/07/2014 8:17:19 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("A man who damns money obtained it dishonorably; a man who respects it has earned it." --Ayn Rand)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
12 Gb/s SAS 3.0

Serial-attached SCSI!
Good to see SCSI's not dead.

4 posted on 04/07/2014 8:19:16 AM PDT by OneWingedShark (Q: Why am I here? A: To do Justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with my God.)
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To: All
Earlier thread:

Seagate Vows to Introduce 6TB Hard Drive in April.

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

5 posted on 04/07/2014 8:20:59 AM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

I know what you’re thinking:

“Disks still spin?”


6 posted on 04/07/2014 8:24:19 AM PDT by Uncle Miltie (Mohammed was a Child Rapist and Islam is a Totalitarian Death Cult.)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

7200 RPM. I think I will wait for some user experience with this before I buy. This has to be prone to crash.


7 posted on 04/07/2014 8:25:08 AM PDT by kidd
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To: OneWingedShark

[ 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...


8 posted on 04/07/2014 8:27:05 AM PDT by GraceG
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

21TB left to go... Before we can backup my brain...


9 posted on 04/07/2014 8:30:11 AM PDT by GraceG
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

When western digital comes out then I will be interested. I’ve found they’ve held the best for me.


10 posted on 04/07/2014 8:36:28 AM PDT by wally_bert (There are no winners in a game of losers. I'm Tommy Joyce, welcome to the Oriental Lounge.)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Only assume it has similar MTBF. Pretty incredible density!


11 posted on 04/07/2014 8:39:53 AM PDT by andyk (I have sworn...eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man.)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
Seagate Ships 6 TB Hard Drive doing 7200 RPM

From 0 to 6 TB in 4000 seconds ....

12 posted on 04/07/2014 8:41:36 AM PDT by mikrofon ( @ 1.5 GB/sec ;)
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To: wally_bert

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.


13 posted on 04/07/2014 8:41:55 AM PDT by andyk (I have sworn...eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man.)
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To: andyk

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.


14 posted on 04/07/2014 8:46:56 AM PDT by wally_bert (There are no winners in a game of losers. I'm Tommy Joyce, welcome to the Oriental Lounge.)
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To: GraceG
The hardware is dead, thankfully, the protocol is still alive and well!

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.

15 posted on 04/07/2014 8:48:42 AM PDT by OneWingedShark (Q: Why am I here? A: To do Justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with my God.)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

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.


16 posted on 04/07/2014 8:49:51 AM PDT by Ghost of SVR4 (So many are so hopelessly dependent on the government that they will fight to protect it.)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

TTIUWP!!!

P = PRICE POINT!!!!!


17 posted on 04/07/2014 8:50:14 AM PDT by G Larry (There's the Beef!)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach; AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; cardinal4; ...

> 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?

Thanks E.

How Big Is A Petabyte, Exabyte, Zettabyte, Or A Yottabyte?
http://highscalability.com/blog/2012/9/11/how-big-is-a-petabyte-exabyte-zettabyte-or-a-yottabyte.html


18 posted on 04/07/2014 8:52:19 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: andyk

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.


19 posted on 04/07/2014 8:53:26 AM PDT by dangerdoc
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

I’m impressed that they were doing 7200 rpm when they shipped it, I wonder what they were driving.


20 posted on 04/07/2014 8:57:10 AM PDT by Mastador1 (I'll take a bad dog over a good politician any day!)
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To: wally_bert
Related thread:

Seagate Backup Plus Fast (4 Tera Byte )

21 posted on 04/07/2014 9:04:38 AM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

I saw a report recently. In that report, Seagate drives had a far larger failure rate then many others.


22 posted on 04/07/2014 9:31:07 AM PDT by Revel
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

“Does anyone really need that much porn?” -Marge Simpson


23 posted on 04/07/2014 11:58:27 AM PDT by Organic Panic
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To: Revel
"I saw a report recently. In that report, Seagate drives had a far larger failure rate then many others.”

Old report. Old desktop drive models, and a single server farm’s report. Seagate Enterprise drives are as good or better than anyone’s. 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, we’re 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 wouldn’t allow it all to go to WD). Seagate releasing them as a Enterprise drive means they’ll have a great MTBF.

Rick

24 posted on 04/07/2014 12:10:59 PM PDT by Borderline
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