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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by Tucker Mindrum

Seagate Now Shipping 10TB Enterprise HDD

Seagate has announced volume distribution of their tenth-generation 10TB Enterprise HDD. This drive is the flagship offering of Seagate's nearline portfolio, and is distinct from conventional HDDs through its use of Helium to create an almost frictionless environment. This approach ultimately reduces friction on the platters, allowing spindles to function more efficiently and last longer. Seagate has optimized this HDD for use in large-scale cloud infrastructures.

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by Lyle Smith

WD Gold Datacenter HDDs Announced

WD has announced the expansion of its HDD portfolio with with the addition of the new WD Gold datacenter hard drives. Placing itself nicely alongside the company’s existing lines like the Black and Red HDDs, the Gold drives are built to handle a variety of use cases, including small- to medium-scale enterprise servers/storage and rack-mount datacenter servers/storage enclosures. 

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by Lyle Smith

WD Announces 8TB/16TB Models of Hard Drives and External Storage Solutions

Western Digital Corporation has announced the addition of 8TB drives to its line of storage solutions for NAS, video surveillance and desktop external use cases. Each of these storage solutions will be equipped with HelioSeal helium-technology 8TB HDDs, which will allow for both maximum storage and efficient performance. WD has also indicated that some products will have 16TB capacities as well, consisting of two 8TB drives in RAID 0.

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by Lyle Smith

Seagate Enterprise NAS HDD 8TB Review

The Seagate Enterprise NAS is the company’s purpose-built line of HDDs to address mid-range NAS, server and cloud storage use cases. For this review, we will be looking at the 8TB model, which is Seagate’s most recent addition to the Enterprise portfolio and 2TB more in storage capacity than the previously reviewed Seagate Enterprise 6TB model. Like its smaller brother, the 8TB model is built to provide optimum performance in an NAS environment; that is, sustained performance and 24×7 access.

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by Lyle Smith

Seagate Announces First 10TB Enterprise HDD

Seagate Technology has unveiled their first 10TB enterprise HDD, combining high capacity with low power consumption and low weight. Designed to meet the constantly growing storage requirements for both private and public cloud-based data centers, the Seagate Enterprise 3.5 Capacity HDD offers maximum storage capacity for easy system integration by using the standard 3.5-inch CMR design. The new drive also features an increased 2.5 MTBF and is available in both a 6Gb/s SATA and 12Gb/s SAS interfaces.

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