March 20th, 2018 by Adam Armstrong
Seagate Announces 14TB Helium HDD
Today at the Open Compute Project (OCP) in San Jose, California, Seagate Technologies unveiled its new 14TB helium-based HDD, the Exos X14. This enterprise drive takes its high capacity and high performance to help hyperscale data centers cost-effectively manage data. The Exos X14 is being demoed at booth #14 at OCP.
Data is growing with no sign of slowing down. In fact with new disruptive innovations like the Internet of Things, data will only grow faster. Enterprises need a way to store this data for potential insights and it needs to do so without introducing too many new form factors. The Exos X14 keeps the same familiar 3.5” form factor but allows for even more storage. Seagate has achieved this through enhanced areal density. The new drive is said to offer the best power efficiency and performance for its class.
Being designed for data centers, the new HDD not only has more capacity it also comes with great security. The Exos X14 has built-in Seagate secure security, that encrypts data without performance degradation. The new HDD also features the United States government’s Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS) 140-2, Level 2 certification and the Common Criteria for Information Technology Security Evaluation (CC) - an international computer security certification standard (ISO/EIC 15408).
The Seagate Exos X14 is sampling with select customers and is expected to be available this summer.