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Seagate ships 'world’s fastest' 6TB drive

Storage solutions provider announces new drive for cloud data centres

Seagate ships 'world’s fastest' 6TB drive
The Seagate Enterprise Capacity 3.5 HDD version four.

Storage solutions provider, Seagate has announced that it is now shipping what it claims is the world's fastest 6TB hard disk drive (HDD).

According to Seagate, the Enterprise Capacity 3.5 HDD v4.0, boasts industry-leading performance and is an important step forward in scale-out data infrastructure.

"Unstructured data growth is doubling exponentially and will propel the digital universe to reach 16 Zettabytes of data by as early as 2017," Scott Horn, Seagate vice president of marketing said citing IDC figures.

"This will cause cloud service providers to look for innovative ways to store more within an existing footprint while lowering operational costs. Seagate is poised to address this challenge by offering the fastest 6TB enterprise capacity HDD based on our proven, reliable platform meeting this never-ending demand in both private and public cloud data centres."

The HDD is said to deliver "super-sized storage and enterprise reliability" to meet the explosive growth of corporate and cloud-based data centres in the region.

Featuring up to 6TB per drive for maximum density server and storage solutions; rotational vibration tolerance designed to enable consistent performance and enhanced error correction for accurate data storage; and Self-Encrypting Drives (SED) with Instant Secure Erase for easy drive disposal or repurposing and FIPS SED security options, the Seagate Enterprise Capacity 3.5 HDD v4 is said to be 25% faster than competitive 6TB drives.

Utilising the latest generation of 12Gbps SAS, Seagate said the drive provides customers with the scalability for future-proofing their systems.

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