by Adam Armstrong

Seagate Announces New 6TB Enterprise NAS HDD

Today Seagate Technology announced a new enterprise-class NAS HDD. While Seagate already has a NAS HDD, the new enterprise class NAS HDD comes in capacities as high as 6TB and is designed to perform under demanding workloads in environments calling for 24x7 availability and accessibility.

Read more
by Lyle Smith

Seagate Kinetic HDD Announced

Seagate has unveiled the Seagate Kinetic HDD, the company’s new object-based storage drive that uses the Kinetic Open Storage platform. Seagate’s HDD is designed to dramatically reduce total cost of ownership by combining an open source object storage protocol with Ethernet connectivity to eliminate multiple layers of legacy software and hardware infrastructure, which in turn lowers equipment costs and dramatically simplifies cloud storage architectures.

Read more
by Lyle Smith

WD Purple 6TB Surveillance-Class HDD Announced

WD has announced a 6TB version of its WD Purple line of 3.5-inch hard drives for video surveillance applications. The WD Purple hard drives are designed for new and existing home and small business security system environments with up to eight hard drives and up to 32 high-definition video cameras. WD’s surveillance hard drives are offered in capacities from 1 TB up to 6 TB.

Read more
by Lyle Smith

Seagate Surveillance HDDs Hit GA

Seagate has announced that their Surveillance HDD, the industry's first dedicated surveillance HDD, is now generally available. Featuring Seagate Rescue services, the company's new HDD is built specifically for surveillance and video analytics applications and employs data recovery services designed to restore data from malice or accidental failure, keeping systems in the field longer and reducing post deployment expenses.

Read more
by Lyle Smith

Seagate Announces Strategic Cooperation Agreement with Baidu

Seagate has announced that it has signed a strategic cooperation agreement with Baidu--China’s largest web services firm--in the industries of low-cost online storage, archiving, and Big Data analysis.

Read more
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.

Read more
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.

Read more
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.

Read more
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.

Read more
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.

Read more