Seagate starts shipping Enterprise Capacity 3.5 HDD v4 targeting data centers

Seagate Technology has begun shipping Seagate Enterprise Capacity 3.5 HDD v4 targeting data centers.

The storage vendor claims that this is the world’s fastest 6TB hard disk drive (HDD) in the market.

Unstructured data growth is doubling and will propel the digital universe to reach 16 Zettabytes of data by as early as 20171.

Scott Horn, vice president of marketing at Seagate, said: “Seagate is poised to address this challenge by offering the fastest 6TB enterprise capacity HDD based on our proven, reliable platform meeting this never-ending demand in both private and public cloud data centers.”

Seagate Enterprise Capacity 3.5 HDD v4

Seagate said the Enterprise Capacity 3.5 HDD v4 enables faster data transfers by building on an eighth-generation platform that enables the drive to deliver up to a 25 percent increase in performance over competing 6TB drives. It is also available in an enterprise-ready SATA 6Gb/s interface for easy system integration.

A family of drives with up to 6TB of capacity, the Enterprise Capacity 3.5 HDD v4 provides customers with the highest capacity density needed to address an ever increasing amount of unstructured data in an industry-standard 3.5-inch HDD.

It features a 50 percent increase in capacity over the last generation (4TB) nearline drive. The new drive is ideal for both replicated and RAID environments.

With its 7200-RPM performance, ramp load technology, and a humidity sensor, it delivers optimum performance even in the harshest environments. The drive utilizes the T10 and T13-compliant power management standards enabling organizations to tailor systems for optimal energy usage resulting in up to 90 percent more power savings.

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