Seagate unveils new enterprise HDDs with big power savings
By Digital News Asia August 1, 2013
- Two new enterprise-class HDDs deliver high-capacity storage in low-power configurations
- Perfect for affordably storing ever-growing amount of unstructured data, Seagate claims
STORAGE solutions provider Seagate Technology has unveiled two new enterprise-class hard disk drives (HDDs) it said were optimised for emerging cloud infrastructures and large scale data centres: The Seagate Terascale HDD (pic) and the Seagate Enterprise Performance 10K HDD v7.
The two HDDs provide high-capacity storage in low-power configurations, making them perfect for efficiently and affordably storing the ever-growing amount of unstructured data typically stored in the cloud, and are ideal for system builders, the company said in a statement.
“Over the next eight years, the capacity shipped into the cloud will double and by 2020 personal and enterprise clouds will account for more than 60% of the total storage capacity shipped,” said Scott Horn, Seagate vice president of marketing.
“With this huge shift of capacity to the cloud, storage providers will need to deploy more storage quickly, all while increasing capacity and lowering energy costs.
“Engineered with this mind, these new drives deliver on all fronts providing high capacity-to-power ratios and ensuring consistent performance at an affordable cost – making them an ideal solution for the cloud,” he claimed.
Delivering the highest capacity HDD (4TB) available in a 3.5-inch enterprise-class SATA HDD, the Terascale HDD provides data centres with the maximum storage scalability they need to meet demands in low workload, 24x7 replicated environments.
An affordable enterprise platform for storing exabytes of unstructured data in the cloud, the drive is Seagate’s lowest USD/GB enterprise HDD for use in scalable multi-drive systems, the company said.
The Terascale HDD lowers costs by operating at one of the lowest enterprise HDD power consumption available – as low as 4.8Watts – reducing ongoing energy and cooling costs for multi-drive large scale operations. As a result, the drive lowers total cost of ownership while providing unparalleled enterprise-class reliability.
Equipped with Seagate’s own Instant Secure Erase (ISE) technology, the Terascale HDD saves money and time by reducing drive erasure times from hours to milliseconds providing quick, safe and easy drive disposal or repurposing. It also features a low-cost 6Gb/s SATA interface for easy integration with lower cost SATA infrastructures.
Seagate also announced the Enterprise Performance 10K HDD v7, a 2.5-inch 10K-RPM enterprise hard disk drive which delivers high-capacity in a mission-critical drive, enabling storage professionals to build optimum data storage solutions with consistently high performance and reliability in a low power envelope.
The Enterprise Performance 10K HDD v7 is equipped with 1.2TB of data storage, providing data centres with both the performance needed for the most write-intensive applications and the scalability to meet storage growth and business objectives, Seagate claimed.
Ideal for mission critical server and storage solutions, the drive is engineered for high performance computing and high random and sequential workloads including database transaction processing and high workload servers that process mission critical data in power and space constrained data centres.
Seagate claimed the Enterprise Performance 10K HDD v7 also delivers one of the highest GB/Watt power optimisation and cooling costs in a 2.5-inch enterprise 10K HDD available, and incorporates Seagate’s PowerChoice technology which enables IT organisations to tailor systems for enhanced power consumption during idle periods.
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