Seagate Unveils 10TB Helium Enterprise HDD

Vendor moves to address storage demands of cloud-based data centres

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Seagate Unveils 10TB Helium Enterprise HDD Re says cloud-based data centre storage needs are expanding faster than many current infrastructures can sustain.
By  Manda Banda Published  February 14, 2016

Seagate Technology plc, maker of storage solutions, has launched its first 10TB enterprise capacity hard disk drive (HDD), merging high capacity with the industry's lowest power and weight available in a 10TB drive.

The move said the vendor is aimed at meeting the growing storage requirements for private and public cloud-based data centres.

"Cloud-based data centre storage needs are expanding faster than many current infrastructures can sustain, rendering the capacity demands of users a herculean task for cloud managers," said Mark Re, senior vice president and chief technology officer, Seagate. "Built on our years of research and development of sealed-drive technology, our new helium-based enterprise drive is designed precisely to help data-centric organisations worldwide solve the needs of their growing storage business."

"With the amount of data today growing at an increasingly rapid rate, we are always on the lookout for storage solutions that offer better performance with lower overhead," said Fan Ruiqi, president of storage products at Huawei. "The new enterprise capacity 3.5 HDD from Seagate helps us meet these demands by offering incredible capacity with improvements in power and weight allowing us to drastically reduce our costs."

The new, robust 10TB enterprise capacity 3.5 HDD provides maximum storage capacity for easy system integration by using the standard 3.5-inch CMR design. Incorporating seven platters and 14 heads, the drive seals in helium to create a turbulence-free, quiet environment, decreasing both friction and resistance on the platters and delivering the industry's lowest power/TB ratio and weight specifications for a 10TB HDD. Offering 25 percent more density to help businesses dramatically increase petabytes per rack, the drive delivers higher performance and reduced power and weight.

"At-scale data centres are faced with the challenge of efficiently storing massive amounts of unstructured digital data," said John Rydning, IDC's research vice president for hard disk drives. "Seagate's new 10TB HDD for enterprise data centres is its first product to employ helium technology and will help data centre customers to expand storage capacity economically."

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