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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by Lyle Smith

Seagate 8TB NAS HDD Announced

Dubbed the largest NAS optimized drive on today’s market, Seagate has announced their 8TB NAS HDD, allowing businesses to use both fewer drives and fewer costly enclosures. As such, the new 8TB drives are specifically built for tower enclosures with one to eight bays for upwards of 64TB in a single eight-bay desktop form factor. Seagate indicates that this gives small business the high capacity and flexibility they need in order to prepare for the future.

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by Adam Armstrong

Western Digital/HGST Release 10TB PMR Helium HDD

Today Western Digital announced that it is shipping the world’s first 10TB perpendicular magnetic recording (PMR) HDD, the HGST Ultrastar He10. Though a 10TB drive was announced earlier this year it was an SMR drive. The He10 is drop in ready and currently has the highest capacity, lowest power consumption per TB, and highest reliability rating on the market.

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