31 August 2014

Seagate Unveils Its World's First 8TB Hard Disk Drive

Unlike those old hard disk, this new hard disk drive from Seagate uses Helium to boost its drive capacity. Seagate ships its new enterprise hard disk and dubbed as world's first 8TB hard disk drive.

In the Seagate Technology plc press release, the new 8TB will come out in 3.5" that provides supersized-8TB capacity, energy-efficiency, and the lowest total cost of ownership for cloud content, object storage and backup recovery storage.

8TB Hard Drives Boast Ultra-High Capacity, Energy-Efficiency and the Lowest TCO in the Industry
According to Scott Horn, Seagate vice president of marketing,
“As our world becomes more mobile, the number of devices we use to create and consume data is driving an explosive growth in unstructured data. This places increased pressure on cloud builders to look for innovative ways to build cost-effective, high capacity storage for both private and cloud-based data centers”
He also stressed:
“Seagate is poised to address this challenge by offering the world’s first 8TB HDD, a ground-breaking new solution for meeting the increased capacities needed to support the demand for high capacity storage in a world bursting with digital creation, consumption and long-term storage.”
This new 8TB hard disk drive uses Helium to increase system's capacity while lowering power costs. With its low operating power consumption, the drive reliably conserves energy thereby reducing overall operating costs. Helping customers economically store data, it boasts the best Watts/GB for enterprise bulk data storage in the industry.


Seagate's 8TB hard-drives will be available next quarter.

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