by Adam Armstrong

Western Digital Bumps Up The Capacity Of The WD Purple To 10TB

Today Western Digital Corporation (WDC) announced that it had taken its surveillance drives, the WD Purple, and bumped the maximum capacity up to 10TB. Aside from the capacity boost, the WD Purple supports up to 64 high-definition cameras, always-on 24x7 video surveillance systems, and is now 4K ready.

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by Adam Armstrong

Seagate Launches 12TB Enterprise HDD

Today at the OCP Summit 2017, Seagate Technology announced it plans to start volume shipping its new 12TB helium enterprise drives for production availability in the June quarter of 2017. The new 12TB drive, Seagate Enterprise Capacity 3.5 HDD, is designed to address the ability to locate and organize the increasing amount of unstructured data and make it available quickly and reliably for customers. This is a critical issues for hyperscale customers.

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by Adam Armstrong

Seagate Enterprise Performance 15K HDD v6 Review

The Seagate Enterprise Performance 15K is a 2.5” SAS HDD, Seagate’s sixth generation of the 15K drive. This time around Seagate has made a drive with up to 900GB of capacity and a 50% increase in performance over the previous generation. The drive is designed to meet the performance demands of several applications while having a small physical footprint and a lower total cost of ownership versus other high-performance options.

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by Lyle Smith

WD Gold HDD Review (8TB)

The WD Gold hard drive is designed for a wide range of demanding use cases, including small- to medium-scale enterprise servers/storage and rack-mount datacenter servers/storage enclosures. Announced back in April of this year, the WD Gold can handle up to 550TB in workloads per year with an MTBF of 2.5 million hours. The WD Gold also leverages HelioSeal helium-technology, which allows the HDD to increase performance, capacity per square foot, power efficiency and low power consumption needed to effectively operate in datacenter environments of all sizes.

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by Adam Armstrong

HGST Ultrastar He10 10TB Enterprise Hard Drive Review

Data volume, especially Big Data, continues to grow at amazing rates, however, IT budgets are not growing at the same rate. Organizations are looking to lower the total cost of ownership (TCO) to help them tackle the growing data volume. HGST’s latest helium drive, He10, is an effective tool companies can use to do just that. The He10 is a 10TB HDD that utilizes PMR technology and HGST’s proven HelioSeal technology. This new HDD is designed to deliver capacity, efficiency, reliability, and reduced power usage to the data center.

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by Lyle Smith

Seagate Unveils the IronWolf Pro 10TB NAS HDD

Seagate Technology has announced the Seagate IronWolf Pro NAS HDD, which is designed for small-to-midsize enterprises that manage huge amounts of data as well as workload rates of up to 300TB. The new IronWolf drive is also backed by a standard two-year Seagate Rescue Data Recovery Service Plan, a warranty that covers disasters such as floods, fires and even accidental damage.

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by Adam Armstrong

Seagate SkyHawk Surveillance HDD (10TB) Review

Seagate has been supplying customers will surveillance drives for 10 years now. As part of their newly announced Guardian Series, Seagate release a new surveillance drive, SkyHawk. The SkyHawk (named after a beast like the other Guardian Series) comes in capacity from 1TB up to 10TB. The drive has been optimized for either DVRs or NVRs and can support up to 64 HD cameras.

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by Lyle Smith

WD Gold Datacenter 10TB HDD Now Available

Western Digital has announced the addition of a high-capacity 10TB model (WD101KRYZ) to their WD Gold line of datacenter hard drives, which were unveiled back in April. Built mainly for modern enterprise storage systems, the 10TB WD Gold features HelioSeal helium-technology for high capacity, power efficient storage datacenter environments.

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by Lyle Smith

Seagate Announces Guardian Series Of 10TB HDDs

Seagate Technology has announced the Guardian Series of 10TB hard disk drives, which includes the 10TB Seagate BarraCuda Pro desktop drive, the Seagate IronWolf drive for NAS applications, and the Seagate SkyHawk drive for surveillance. Designed for customers looking to improve the management of the huge amounts of digital data, the new Guardian Series caters to all kinds of use cases including personal, creative and design computing, online gaming, small- and medium-sized businesses, and large-scale surveillance systems. The new 10TB drive HDDs also come equipped with multi-tier caching technology (MTC Technology), an intelligent caching architecture for maximized performance, while the AgileArray feature optimizes drive performance via error recovery control, dual-plane balancing, and power management.

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by Adam Armstrong

Backblaze Releases Its New HDD Reliability Results

Today Backblaze released its latest hard drive reliability for the first quarter of 2016. This time around Backblaze evaluated over 60,000 drives (61,523 to be exact). All of the hard drives in Backblaze’s data center equaled to over one billion hours, nearly 42 million days or 114,155 years worth of spinning hard drives.

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