by Lyle Smith

Seagate Ships 10 Million SSHDs

Seagate has announced that it has shipped its 10 millionth solid-state hybrid hard drive. Seagate was the first to release SSHDs on the market and has experienced a growing demand for their hybrid solutions since its inception, as it offers the speed and performance of SSDs combined with the industry’s highest storage capacities.

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by Lyle Smith

Seagate Announces New Cloud and Enterprise Storage Solutions

Seagate has announced several significant product updates as well as the release of its new Cloud Systems and Solutions group (CSS), which delivers scalable, secure, efficient, and cost-effective Cloud service architectures and solutions. Seagate storage products that have been updated include their PCIe flash accelerator cards and enterprise HDDs.

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by Lyle Smith

WD Ae Cold Data Storage HDDs Announced

WD has announced its WD Ae line of hard drives designed for the unique operating characteristics of the emerging archive tier within web-scale datacenters. WD Ae drives are purpose-built archive HDDs with extreme areal density on a high volume mechanical platform, operating with the lowest possible power consumption possible while using a Progressive Capacity model to enable a new tier of storage for large-scale cloud infrastructures.

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by Lyle Smith

HGST Announces First 10TB Data Center-Class HDD

HGST has announced the world’s first data center-class 10TB HDD for cloud and cold storage applications with the lowest $/TB and watt/TB available on the market. HGST accomplishes this by harnessing two complementary technologies: HelioSeal technology and Shingled Magnetic Recording (SMR), which enable a future design platform for HDDs in delivering higher capacity points at accelerated time-to-market entry.

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by Lyle Smith

HGST Ultrastar 7K6000 HDDs Now Shipping

HGST has announced that their Ultrastar 7K6000 is now shipping, the company’s seventh, and last, generation air-based platform with high capacities in a standard 3.5-inch HDD design. The 6TB Ultrastar 7K6000 provides 1.2TB per disk in a five-disk solution targeting all traditional and rapidly growing scale out storage applications, including object, block and file storage architectures. The 7K6000 is designed to help data center customers capture the growth and long-term value of data by providing huge capacity, 7,200 RPM performance and the best $/GB acquisition cost available.

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by Lyle Smith

HGST Ultrastar He8 HDDs Announced

HGST has announced the Ultrastar He8, their second-generation helium-filled HDDs available in capacities of 8TB and 6TB. We reviewed the first-generation He6 earlier this year. The Ultrastar He8 advances the TCO value for cloud data centers, enterprises, OEMs and system integrators and enables more efficient data center designs and operations by reducing the physical and carbon footprint of the overall storage systems.

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by Lyle Smith

Seagate 8TB HDD Now Shipping

Seagate has announced that it is now shipping the world’s first 8TB hard disk drive, providing scale-out data infrastructures with supersized-capacity, energy-efficiency, and the lowest total cost of ownership (TCO) in the industry for cloud content, object storage, and back-up disaster recovery storage.

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by Lyle Smith

WD Red Pro Review (4TB, NASware 3.0)

Alongside the launch of the larger 6TB capacity Red HDDs with NASware 3.0, WD also launched a new family of NAS drives dubbed Red Pro. The Red Pro HDDs spin at 7,200RPM, come in capacities of up to 4TB, and are designed for larger tower or rackmount NAS environments in the 8 to 16 bay range. Aside from support for larger environments, the Red Pro line of HDDs differentiates from Red in that the drives are faster, 7K spindle speed, extended thermal burn-in testing, hardware-based vibration compensation and a longer warranty.

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by Lyle Smith

WD Red Pro and Expanded Capacities of WD Red HDDs Released

WD has announced the expansion of WD Red line of SATA hard drives for home and small office NAS systems with the release of a 5TB and first-to-market 6TB capacity for NAS-specific storage as well as the introduction of WD Red Pro hard drives, which are designed specifically for the medium to large business NAS market. The WD Red 3.5-inch hard drives are now shipping in 1TB to 6TB capacities, while the new WD Red Pro 3.5-inch hard drives are available in 2TB to 4TB capacities. 

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by Mark Kidd

HGST Begins Shipping 10K RPM 1.8TB Ultrastar C10K1800 Hard Drives

HGST today announced that it is now shipping the first batches of its new Ultrastar C10K1800 hard drives in capacities up to 1.8TB. The Ultrastar C10K1800 is a 2.5-inch enterprise-class HDD with a 12Gb/s SAS interface and represents the first 10K drive to market at these capacities. HGST's new C10K1800 offerings are meant for applications which can leverage its low cost-per-GB, often as part of a storage infrastructure pools the Ultrastar C10K1800 with faster 15K hard drives or SSDs.

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