Last week Seagate introduced two new enterprise-class hard drives optimized for cloud infrastructures and large scale data centers, the Seagate Terascale HDD and the Seagate Enterprise Performance 10K HDD v7.
According to Seagate, the Terascale HDD is its lowest $/GB enterprise HDD for use in scalable multi-drive systems. It lowers cost by operating as low as 4.8 watts, reducing ongoing energy and cooling expenses for multi-drive large scale operations. It also saves money thanks to Seagate's own Instant Secure Erase (ISE) technology, integrated at no additional cost, which reduces drive erasure times from hours to milliseconds. It even integrates into lower cost SATA infrastructures thanks to its SATA 3 (6 Gb/s) interface.
The specs show that the drive has a 4 TB capacity, the highest available in a 3.5 inch enterprise-class HDD. It also has a rotational speed of 5900 RTM, 64 MB of cache, a maximum transfer rate of 600 MB/s, a sustained data rate of 160 MB/s and a 5.1 ms average latency. It also has a high vibration tolerance, improving drive performance for consistent, best-in-class enterprise system reliability.
As for the Seagate Enterprise Performance 10K HDD v7, it's a 2.5-inch 10K-RPM enterprise hard disk drive equipped with 1.2 TB of data storage. Seagate said it's ideal for mission critical server and storage solutions, providing both needed performance for write-intensive applications and scalability in data centers. It also delivers one of the highest GB/Watt power optimization and cooling costs in a 2.5-inch enterprise 10K HDD available, Seagate said.
The specs show that the 2.5 inch drive connects via a SAS 6 Gb/s interface, and has a spindle speed of 10000 RPM. Additional features include 64 MB of cache, a max transfer rate of 600 MB/s, a sustained data rate of 204 MB/s, and an average latency of 2.9 ms. The drive also incorporates Seagate’s PowerChoice technology which enables IT organizations to tailor systems for enhanced power consumption during idle periods.
"The Enterprise Performance 10K HDDs support Protection Information (PI) technology, which can help to preserve the integrity of data in flight. Additionally, these drives offer built-in security at no additional charge and FIPS Self-Encrypting Drive (SED) options to help secure data-at-rest throughout the life of the device," the company said.
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