Seagate Ships World’s Fastest 6TB HDD

Posted by at 12:14 am on April 7, 2014

With NAB underway, we are now allowed to talk about some new products we were briefed on before the show.  One of the more vital products to those of you that need to store large amounts of video or other data is the Seagate Enterprise Capacity 3.5 HDD v4. Per Seagate it is the world’s fastest 6TB, hard disk drive, up to a 25 percent increase in performance over other 6TB drives, while offering 50% more capacity over last generation.  You can also buy models  in 2TB, 4TB and 5 TB sizes.


These 7200 RPM drives have industry-leading rotational vibration tolerance along with better power and cooling efficiencies and on-demand PowerChoice technology based on T10/T13 power management standards.  These enterprise capacity HDs are engineered for 24×7 workloads of 550TB/yy. That is 10× use top shelf desktop drives are designed for.

This robust performance is powered by dual processors, ramp load technology, top-cover-attached motor and humidity sensor for optimum performance in all chassis. The drives come in both 12Gb/s SAS and SATA 6Gb/s interfaces for easy integration into replicated and RAID storage systems. They also sport Enhanced error correction, super parity and end-to-end SAS-based data integrity for accurate data storage.

If you require or want the security, these units have self-encrypting drive (AES-256) with FIPS 140-2 validation.

If you don’t speak geek, in plain English they are perfect for use in high-capacity RAID storage, mainstream enterprise external storage arrays (SAN, NAS, DAS) and for use in centralized surveillance systems.   Another way of looking at-the Seagate Enterprise Capacity 3.5 HDD V4 HDs; they are the drivers meant to store important files you need to have, must have, require to keep by law, could never be replaced (such as major event footage and photos), etc. These hard drivers are used in storage systems that are not inside your PCs such as a NAS, RAID unit or high-end server. The data you and your business can not live without should be stored on such systems. Enterprise strength large storage isn’t just for data centers and cloud service providers any more.

“Unstructured data growth is doubling exponentially and will propel the digital universe to reach 16 Zettabytes of data by as early as 2017″  – Scott Horn, Seagate Vice President of Marketing.

With Big Data, HD video, the emergence of 4K video and ever growing size of RAW still images; storing your stock files and core business data to NAS, Servers, and RAID units is becoming more important to even smaller production shops.

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.

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

For more information, visit the product page.

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