by Lyle Smith

Seagate Enterprise Capacity v4 6TB HDD Now Available

Seagate has announced that it is now shipping the world’s fastest 6TB hard disk drive, the Seagate Enterprise Capacity 3.5 HDD v4. The Enterprise Capacity 3.5 HDD v4 is a significant step forward in scale-out data infrastructures, providing supersize storage and enterprise reliability to meet the exponential growth of corporate and cloud-based data centers.

The Enterprise Capacity 3.5 HDD v4 boasts the fastest performance available for a nearline HDD, which allows for faster data transfers by building on an eighth-generation platform. This enables the drive to deliver up to a 25 percent increase in performance over other 6TB drives on the market, making it ideal for 24x7 bulk data storage. Taking advantage of the latest generation of 12Gb/s SAS, the new Seagate drive provides customers with the scalability for future-proofing their systems. It is also available in an enterprise-ready SATA 6Gb/s interface for easy system integration.
 
With its 6TB of capacity, the Enterprise Capacity 3.5 HDD v4 allows customers to address the ever increasing amount of unstructured data in an industry-standard 3.5-inch HDD. Additionally, it features a 50 percent increase in capacity over the last generation (4TB) nearline drive and supports the highest density storage per square foot in the industry. It is also ideal for both replicated and RAID environments, allowing the drive to deliver a lower TCO for enterprise storage by providing the highest capacity available without sacrificing performance. 
 
The new Seagate drive uses a multi-drive rotational vibration tolerance for consistent enterprise-class performance and accurate data storage in high density environments. With its 7200-RPM performance, ramp load technology, and a humidity sensor, the Enterprise Capacity 3.5 HDD v4  delivers optimum performance even in the harshest environments. It is also purpose-built for enterprise environments, taking advantage of the T10 and T13-compliant power management standards. This allows organizations to tailor systems for optimal energy usage resulting in upwards of 90 percent more power savings.

Seagate Enterprise Capacity 3.5 HDD v4 Key Features:

  • Industry-Leading Performance: 25 percent faster than competitive 6TB drives.
  • Highest Capacity Available: Up to 6TB per drive for maximum density server and storage solutions.
  • Enterprise-Class Reliability: Industry-leading rotational vibration tolerance for consistent performance and enhanced error correction for accurate data storage.
  • Best-in-Class Security: Self-Encrypting Drives (SED) with Instant Secure Erase for easy drive disposal or repurposing and FIPS SED security options.

Availability

The Seagate drive is now shipping to select Cloud partners and resellers globally and will be integrated into Seagate business and branded storage products beginning this spring.

For more information, visit the product page.

UPDATE 5/2/2014 - Seagate Enterprise Capacity 6TB 3.5 SATA HDD Review (V.4)

UPDATE 5/30/2014 - Seagate Enterprise Capacity 6TB 3.5 SAS HDD Review (V.4)

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