Confidently Store Up to 8TB of Data Without Sacrificing Performance
- Quickly access and store critical data with blazingly fast random performance—over 100% faster than the previous generation
- Enjoy peace of mind with field-proven, ninth-generation technology for reliable access to unstructured data—all in the same 3.5-inch footprint!
- Helps to ensure 24×7 uninterrupted performance—every transaction, every day
- Efficiently delivers easy integration into replicated and RAID bulk storage systems with 12Gb/s SAS and SATA 6Gb/s interface options
Impressive Capacity—Designed for Speed
Supporting the industry’s best response times for an 8TB a nearline drive, the Seagate® Enterprise Capacity 3.5 HDD enables the fastest data transfers thanks to our comprehensive advanced caching technology.
Meet your storage workload requirements in the most efficient and cost-effective data center footprint available on the market. With innovative technology advancements like PowerBalance™, PowerChoice™ and RAID Rebuild™, you can customize your bulk storage requirements for even greater improvements in your TCO.
World-Class Reliability Meets High-Capacity
When building maximum density server and storage solutions with the 8TB Enterprise Capacity 3.5 HDD, you can rest easy knowing that your storage infrastructure can scale to meet your growing capacity needs, while offering your users a consistent and predictable response rate. Built to support enterprise-class nearline workloads of 550TB/yr, and backed by 2M hours MTBF as well as a 5-Year Limited Warranty, the Enterprise Capacity 3.5 HDD helps to ensure you can meet all of your bulk storage SLAs.
Reliable, Robust Bulk Data Storage for a 24×7 World
High capacity storage for multi-drive chassis requires predictable and reliable performance. The Enterprise Capacity 3.5 HDD is built to support enterprise-class nearline workloads of up 550TB per year, which is up to 10× the rated workload of desktop HDDs. Clearly, the Enterprise Capacity 3.5 HDD can help to ensure that you meet your rigorous bulk storage SLAs. Choose from 12Gb/s SAS or SATA 6Gb/s interfaces for easy integration into existing platforms.
Protect Data with SED Options
Enterprise Capacity 3.5 HDD protects data where it lives—on the drive. Choose from government-grade SED FIPS 140-2 option1 or SED models with Seagate Instant Secure Erase2 technology for easy and cost effective drive disposal.
1SED FIPS 140-2 Validated drives are not available in all models or countries, see Seagate Encrypting Drives Import/Export Compliance. May require TCG-compliant host or controller support. FIPS 140-2 Level 2 Certificate at http://csrc.nist.gov/groups/STM/cmvp/validation.html#05.
2ISO/IEC 27040 (Information technology—Security techniques—Storage security) and NIST 800-88 (Guidelines for Media Sanitization)
What’s In the Hard Drive?
- A super fast 8TBs of nearline storage, utilizing Seagate’s latest advanced caching technology
- At 550TB/yr, it’s 10× the workload rating of desktop drives
- Proven conventional PMR technology backed by the highest field reliability ratings and an MTBF of 2M hours
- 12Gb/s SAS and SATA 6Gb/s interfaces for easy integration
- Excellent IOPS/TB storage for unstructured data
- 33% increase in capacity (over the previous generation)
- PowerBalance™ feature for customizing lower power consumption and balanced performance
- Seagate Instant Secure Erase feature on SED3 drives for secure, easy and cost-effective drive disposal
3Self-Encrypting Drives (SED) are not available in all models or countries. May require TCG-compliant host or controller support.
Enterprise HDD Reviews
Supermicro’s wide array of SuperServer and SuperStorage solutions deliver unrivaled performance, efficiency, density and reliability for enterprise, data center, cloud and HPC environments. With Seagate's new portfolio of 8TB 3.5” Enterprise, we can cost-effectively address expanding web scale storage requirements with the most advanced Green Computing platforms on the market.”
Don Clegg, VP of Marketing & Business Development, Supermicro
The Seagate v4 has RAID Rebuild functionality built-in. RAID Rebuild, part of the SAS standard, allows communication between the drive and a RAID controller to perform targeted rebuilds. These surgical rebuilds can remove the requirement for rebuilding an entire array."
Paul Alcorn, TweakTown
Seagate claims they achieved those performance gains in part by leveraging the latest SAS interface and by the company’s own efforts to optimize the performance of existing HDD technology. In contrast, rival manufacturers are introducing slower HDDs that make use of helium to increase capacity in a way that winds up driving up the cost per terabyte paid by customers.”
Mike Vizard, ITBusinessEdge
…Seagate boasts of a 25% areal density, rounding out the impressive performance stats. For a nearline enterprise solution, it may not get better than this.”
Nate Swanner, SlashGear
IT Pros Rate Seagate Enterprise HDDs as Best-In-Class for a Third Consecutive Year
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When our engineers first began testing the Seagate 6TB nearline drives, they had to double-check the results of their benchmarks because they were so surprised at the performance levels they were reaching. The results were absolutely amazing for a drive of this capacity. Combining the levels of performance, capacity, and reliability make for an instant success story for our customers when they are measuring their return on investment. In the words of one of our product engineers ‘This Thing Rocks!’”
Todd Swank, Senior Director of Product Marketing, Servers Direct
The performance of the Seagate 6TB enterprise product is quite impressive. There is a significant and measurable edge in various operations versus competing 4TB disks; in comparative testing, the Seagate 6TB product out-performed in the range of 48-63%. With these metrics we can spec the 6TB HDD to meet our objective to advance our customers’ hardware configuration and, in turn, improve their application’s performance.“
Sean Pynter, Senior Platform Engineer, MBX Systems