Seagate on Wednesday introduced two new enterprise-class hard disk drives (HDD) optimized for emerging cloud infrastructures and large scale data center: the Seagate Terascale HDD and the Seagate Enterprise Performance 10K HDD v7. The new drives target two different applications: one is designed for energy-efficient storage systems, another is aimed at high-performance storage.
“Over the next eight years, the capacity shipped into the cloud will double and by 2020 personal and enterprise clouds will account for greater than 60% of the total storage capacity shipped. With this huge shift of capacity to the cloud, storage providers will need to deploy more storage quickly all while increasing capacity and lowering energy costs. Engineered with this mind, these new drives deliver on all fronts providing high capacity-to-power ratios and ensuring consistent performance at an affordable cost— making them an ideal solution for the cloud,” said Scott Horn, vice president of marketing at Seagate.
Seagate Terascale hard drive comes in 3.5” form-factor and is currently available only in 4TB capacity (4 platters, 8 heads). The HDD features 5900rpm spindle speed, 64MB DDR2 cache as well as Serial ATA-600 interface. Seagate declares 140MB/s – 170MB/s maximum sustained data rate and 5.1ms average latency and 12ms average seek time. Seagate believes that typical power consumption of the drive is 6.49W, idle power consumption is 4.59W and standby/sleep energy consumption is 0.77W.
The Terascale hard disk drives are based on enterprise-class platforms with high vibration tolerance (HVT) technology and provide data centers with the maximum storage scalability they need to meet demands in low workload, 24x7 replicated environments. Equipped with Seagate’s own Instant Secure Erase (ISE) technology, the Terascale HDD saves money and time by reducing drive erasure times from hours to milliseconds providing quick, safe and easy drive disposal or repurposing.
Seagate Enterprise Performance 10K HDD v7 is a 2.5” enterprise hard drive with 10000rpm spindle speed, 64MB cache, SAS-6Gb/s interface and 1.2GB capacity (4 platters, 8 heads). Seagate declares 2.9ms average latency and 125MB/s – 204MB/s sustained transfer rate. Idle power consumption of the drive is 4.6W. The drive also incorporates Seagate’s PowerChoice technology which enables IT organizations to tailor systems for enhanced power consumption during idle periods.
The Enterprise Performance 10K HDD v7 is aimed at mission critical server as well as storage solutions. The hard drive is engineered for high performance computing and high random and sequential workloads including database transaction processing and high workload servers that process mission critical data in power and space constrained data centers. The drive features a number of Seagate’s proprietary technologies, including ISE as well as Seagate RAID Rebuild technology that makes RAID recovery faster and safer.
Seagate Terascale 4TB HDD as well as Enterprise Performance 10K HDD v7 hard drives will be available later this year.