Seagate NAS HDD’s new features that can attract CIOs

Infotech Lead Asia: Five new features of Seagate’s new NAS HDD will be really attractive to enterprise CIOs. is analyzing those new features.

First, Seagate Technology’s new NAS HDD offers up to 4TB of storage to provide up to 20TB of data in a five-bay NAS array.

Second, the company is offering over 30 percent capacity improvement over competitive offerings. Seagate claims that the NAS HDD 4TB drive delivers the highest capacity available on the market.

Since the 4TB option has the capacity to store over 819,000 photos, 1 million songs or nearly 500 hours of high-definition (HD) video content, it is ideal for small businesses with large enough capacities to support CAD files, medical images and databases.

“Today about 50 percent of NAS arrays are sold diskless meaning that customers are challenged with identifying and installing the right storage for their system. By developing a drive like NAS HDD, we’ve taken the guesswork out of it and made it easy for customers to identify the right drive for their system,” said Scott Horn, Seagate vice president of marketing.

Third, Seagate Technology’s new NAS HDD is designed to provide up to 10 percent performance advantage over the competition for 24×7 NAS applications.

Fourth, the NAS HDD is engineered for performance in always on applications and can support multiple HD video streams and user profiles. The drive boasts near silent acoustics operating below the range of audible sound for the human ear with as low as 1.9 bels, providing optimized acoustics for the home or SMB environment.

Fifth, it features Seagate’s own NASWorks technology which improves drive reliability by supporting features that limit drive vibrations and support extended error recovery controls for better data integrity.

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