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Seagate Exos CORVAULT 5U84 Unveiled: Sustainable, Efficient Mass Storage for Media and Entertainment

The Seagate Exos CORVAULT 5U84 storage system was revealed at the International Broadcasting Convention (IBC) 2023. The system is specifically designed for the Media and Entertainment (M&E) industry, as it not only offers high-performance storage but also aligns with sustainable practices.

The Seagate Exos CORVAULT 5U84 storage system was revealed at the International Broadcasting Convention (IBC) 2023. The system is specifically designed for the Media and Entertainment (M&E) industry, as it not only offers high-performance storage but also aligns with sustainable practices.

Seagate’s new system is designed to be energy-efficient and minimize electronic waste. This is in part due to its Advanced Distributed Autonomic Protection Technology (ADAPT) and autonomous drive regeneration features, which cut power consumption by up to 50% in software-defined data centers.

The Exos CORVAULT 5U84 sets itself apart from conventional storage solutions with its user-friendly interface, rapid deployment capabilities, and simplified data management. Previously, Seagate provided a 4U form factor optimized for larger 1.2-meter-deep racks. However, the new 5U model is tailored for 1-meter-deep racks, more commonly found in M&E companies and most enterprises.

What makes this system particularly compelling for the M&E sector is its high degree of scalability, reliability, and flexibility. In partnership with pixitmedia, Seagate has combined this new storage system with pixstor software to offer a solution that can handle demanding media workflows without compromising on the total cost of ownership or security.

Seagate Exos CORVAULT 5U84 Specifications

Standard Model Number R5U84I1500S001
System Capacity 1.5PB, no expansion
Limited warranty 5 Years
System Performance 12 GB/s sequential read throughput, 10 GB/s sequential write throughput
Device Support Exos self-encrypting SAS HDDs
System Data Protection Seagate ADAPT erasure coding
Disk Drive Self-healing technology Autonomous Drive Regeneration (ADR)
Controllers Redundant, active-active, VelosCT Controllers
Hot-Swappable Components Hard Drives, controllers, fans, power supplies, expander cards
Host I/O Ports Four mini-SAS-3 HD ports on each controller
Physical 5U:
  • Height: 222.3mm / 8.75 in
  • Width: 444.5mm / 17.5 in
  • Depth: 981mm / 38.63 in
  • Weight: 135kg / 298 lb
Management
Interface Types 10/100/1000 Ethernet
Management Consoles Web-based GUI or Command Line Interface (CLI)
Management Software Seagate Systems storage management console | One-button configuration | remote diagnostics | nondisruptive updates
Power Requirements—AC Input
Input Power Requirements 200V-240V AC, 50Hz-60Hz
Power Consumption Max: 2000W
Environmental/Temperature Ranges
Operating/Nonoperating Temperature 5°C to 35°C (41°F to 95°F) / –40°C to +70°C (–40°F to +158°F)
Operating/Nonoperating Humidity –12°C DP/10 to 80% / –12°C DP/5 to 100%
Operating/Nonoperating Shock 3.0 g, 11 ms (per axis) / 20.0 g, 7ms, 10 shock pulses OR ISTA 3H
Operating/Nonoperating Vibration 0.18Grms, 5 Hz to 500 Hz, 30 min per axis / 0.54G rms 6Hz to 200 Hz (ISTA 3E)
Standards/Approvals
Standard Marks/Approvals United States, Canada, European Union (EU), Australia/New Zealand, Japan, China (PRC), Russia, Mexico, Germany, South Korea, Taiwan, India
Safety Certifications UL 62368-1 | CAN/CSA-C22.2 No.62368-1- 19 | CE to EN 62368-1 | CB IEC 62368-1 | Power Supplies CCC & BIS
Emissions (EMC) FCC CFR 47 Part 15 Subpart B Class A | ICES/NMB-003 Class A | EN 55032:2015 Class A |AS/NZS CISPR 22/CISPR 32 Class A | VCCI Class A | KN 32/KN 35 Class A | CNS 15936 Class A
Harmonics & Flicker EN 61000-3-2 | EN 61000-3-3
Immunity EN 55032 | KN 32/KN 35
Environmental Standards The RoHS Directive (2011/65/EU) | The WEEE Directive (2012/19/EU) | The REACH Directive (EC) No. 1907/2006 and WFD Directive (EU) 2018/815
Power Supply Units Commission Regulation (EU) 2019/424 (Directive 2009/125/EC)

Power Supply

  • Redundant Ecodesign (Model 700-014575-0800) – Platinum
  • Power Efficiency 230VAC50/Hz; 10% Load = >80%; 20% Load = >90%; 50% Load = >94%; 100% Load = >91% Power Factor Conditions (PFC) 50% Loading = >0.90

Power Supply

  • Ecodesign (Model SPASGAT-02) – Titanium
  • Power Efficiency 230VAC50/Hz; 10% Load = >90%; 20% Load = >94%; 50% Load = >96%; 100% Load = >91% Power Factor Conditions (PFC) 50% Loading = >0.95

Addressing a wide range of challenges in the M&E industry, including the exponential growth of streaming services, viewership demands, and security concerns, the Exos CORVAULT 5U84 emerges as an integral part of Seagate’s complete storage portfolio. It aims to improve data flow, ensure data availability, and offer long-term cost predictability. With this new storage system, it’s clear that Seagate is pushing itself as an innovator in both storage solutions and sustainability, presenting a viable option for organizations keen on balancing performance and ecological responsibility.

For a deeper dive into its impact on the industry, read our comprehensive paper on Exos CORVAULT as well as our YouTube video below, the latter of which explores the 4U form factor version.

As we discuss in the paper mentioned above, Seagate has developed CORVAULT with an eye toward simplifying system configuration, making it a one-stop solution for varying industry requirements. Key features like ADAPT and ADR (autonomous drive regeneration) significantly lighten the workload on IT staff by automating maintenance tasks. From a sustainability perspective, CORVAULT stands out with its power-saving modes and waste reduction.

In addition, the system’s robust security measures include self-encrypting hard drives and secure file transfer protocols, all without putting undue strain on controllers. These advancements are receiving high praise across the board from industry partners, who point out the system’s exceptional resilience and density.

Seagate Exos CORVAULT

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Lyle Smith

Lyle is a staff writer for StorageReview, covering a broad set of end user and enterprise IT topics.

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