Seagate Starts Shipping World’s Highest Capacity Drive, The Enterprise Capacity 3.5 HDD
Earlier this year around the CES 2016, Seagate introduced their first 10TB helium-based drives which were designed specifically for enterprise and data center use. Now, the company has announced that it has begun shipping these innovative new products called the Seagate Enterprise Capacity 3.5 HDD.
Touted as the world’s highest capacity drive, the Enterprise Capacity 3.5 HDD features the industry’s lowest power and weight for maximum space efficiency at the lowest energy usage. This helps companies significantly lower the overall total cost of ownership (TCO) of today’s large scale data centers.
John Morris, vice president of enterprise products at Seagate, said:
Seagate is once again at the forefront of innovation with our Nearline portfolio. Our new 10TB drive boasts advanced write caching capabilities for better performance and the lowest weight and the best energy efficiency in the industry- making this new drive is a real game changer.
Now shipping in volume to our global strategic customers like Ciara and Supermicro, we are pleased to bring this drive to market with the knowledge that it provides highly-valued and unprecedented performance for our customers’ hyperscale solutions.
The new flagship 10TB enterprise drive has sealed helium inside, and given helium is considerably less dense than air, it reduces friction and helps create a less turbulent environment for the spinning platters. This, coupled with Seagate’s PowerBalance feature, helps optimize the IOPS/Watt for even greater efficiency and maximum performance.
The new 10TB helium Seagate Enterprise Capacity 3.5 HDD is now available to purchase direct from global distributors.