Store up to 6TB of data without sacrificing performance.
- Quickly access and store your data with blazingly fast random and sequential read/write performance
- Enjoy peace of mind with eighth-generation drive technology for reliable access to bulk storage of unstructured data
- Have confidence with a drive that provides rotational vibration tolerance to ensure consistent performance
- Relax with a drive that delivers easy integration into replicated and RAID storage systems with 12Gb/s SAS and SATA 6Gb/s interface options
6TB and Built for Speed
Supporting the industry’s best response times for a 6TB nearline drive, the Enterprise Capacity 3.5 HDD enables faster data transfers by utilizing the latest interfaces on a trusted platform. And for reliable access to bulk storage, the Enterprise Capacity 3.5 HDD provides excellent IOPS/TB along with the reliability, availability and serviceability that your customers expect.
Supersize Your Unstructured Data Storage
The Enterprise Capacity 3.5 HDD is the perfect foundation for building maximum density server and storage solutions. This family of 3.5-inch capacity-optimized hard drives in 6, 5, 4 and 2TB capacities supports the highest density storage for a great return-on-investment.
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?
- Super fast 6TB nearline hard drives
- 10× the workload rating of desktop drives
- High reliability with an MTBF of 2M hours on all drives
- 12Gb/s SAS and SATA 6Gb/s interfaces for easy integration
- Excellent IOPS/TB storage for unstructured data
- 25% increase in areal density
- PowerBalance models available for those requiring a lower power consumption with balanced performance
- Seagate Instant Secure Erase feature on SED drives for secure, easy and cost-effective drive disposal
Enterprise HDD Reviews
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
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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