Enterprise Capacity 3.5 HDD

Fastest 6TB Nearline Hard Drive

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The Seagate® Enterprise Capacity 3.5 HDD delivers high capacity without sacrificing performance for reliable access to bulk storage of unstructured data.

  • Provides a 25% nearline performance boost over competitive offerings to help meet your Service Level Agreements
  • Helps to lower your TCO by providing the highest capacity drive to meet your expansive data growth
  • Built on a field-proven, eighth-generation platform and optimised for 24×7 storage environments
  • Provides secure bulk data storage with Self-Encrypting Drive (SED) technology you can trust

 

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 utilising 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.

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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-optimised hard drives in 6, 5, 4 and 2TB capacities supports the highest density storage for a great return-on-investment.

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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.

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Protect Data with SED Options

Enterprise Capacity 3.5 HDD protects data where it liveson the drive. Choose from government-grade SED FIPS 140-2 option* or SED models with Seagate Instant Secure Erase technology for easy and cost effective drive disposal.

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*SED 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.

What’s In the Hard Drive?

What’s In the Hard Drive?

  • World’s fastest 6TB nearline hard drives
  • 10× the workload rating of desktop drives
  • High reliability with an MTBF of 1.4M 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
  • Seagate Instant Secure Erase feature on SED drives for secure, easy and cost-effective drive disposal

 

Enterprise Capacity HDD Reviews

ITBusinessEdge
Craig says Seagate achieved those performance gains in part by leveraging the latest SAS interface and by the company’s own efforts to optimise 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 

SlashGear
…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 2nd Consecutive Year

Seagate was selected by IT professionals as the 2013 and 2014 Market Leader for Enterprise HDDs. Get the full report to see the survey data behind the voting for Market, Performance, Reliability, Price, Service & Support and Innovation Leaders.

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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 

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