Lyve Mobile Array


Sustainability Report*

Seagate is committed to sustainable storage. Our engineering focus is on increasing storage capacity and utilization, while controlling the quantity and types of materials we use and improving energy efficiency and recyclability.

Sustainable Design Features
  • PowerBalance™ feature optimizes Watts/TB
  • High volume mobile storage allows for large data transfer without the additional energy use of network dependencies

Energy and Greenhouse Gases

Manufacturing and using our products requires energy and produces Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions. We assess life cycle energy and GHG impacts and work towards improving energy and GHG efficiency and reducing ownership costs with each new generation of our products


Power Consumption Per Unit Per TB
Average Idle Power (W) 30.6 0.32
Operating (W) 60.0 0.63
Average Annual (kWh) 270.6 2.82

Greenhouse Gas Emissions by Life Stage

Conventional Energy

32.7% Bill of Materials
0.7% Manufacturing
0.0% Packaging
2.5% Distribution
62.8% Use Phase
1.2% End of Life

kg CO2e/TB-yr


Renewable Energy

82.3% Bill of Materials
1.7% Manufacturing
0.1% Packaging
6.3% Distribution
6.7% Use Phase
3.0% End of Life

kg CO2e/TB-yr


Safer Materials

As a leading supplier to major original equipment manufacturers, Seagate helps to establish standards for direct materials – components that make up our products -- to meet customers’ strictest specifications. We are meticulous about cataloging restricted substances; currently we list more than 2,000.


Human Toxicity by Life Stage


Conventional Energy

62.3% Bill of Materials
0.1% Manufacturing
0.0% Packaging
0.4% Distribution
36.7% Use Phase
0.4% End of Life

kg 1,4-DB Fe Eq/TB-yr


Renewable Energy

98.5% Bill of Materials
0.2% Manufacturing
0.0% Packaging
0.7% Distribution
0.0% Use Phase
0.6% End of Life

kg 1,4-DB eq/TB-yr

Scarce Resources

We aim to reduce our use of scarce resources during the life cycle of our products. We assess the water and metal depletion impacts of our products in order to minimize dependence on key natural resources and reduce manufacturing and product ownership costs.


Metal Depletion by Life Stage


Conventional Energy

94.2% Bill of Materials
0.0% Manufacturing
0.0% Packaging
0.0% Distribution
5.8% Use Phase
0.0% End of Life

kg Fe eq/TB-yr


Use Phase - Renewable Energy

99.9% Bill of Materials
0.0% Manufacturing
0.0% Packaging
0.0% Distribution
0.0% Use Phase
0.1% End of Life

kg Fe eq/TB-yr


Water Depletion by Life Stage


Conventional Energy

92.5% Bill of Materials
2.6% Manufacturing
0.0% Packaging
0.0% Distribution
4.8% Use Phase
0.0% End of Life



Renewable Energy

73.1% Bill of Materials
2.0% Manufacturing
0.0% Packaging
0.0% Distribution
24.8% Use Phase
0.0% End of Life


Materials Efficiency and Circularity

Seagate recognizes the traditional “take, make, dispose” linear approach to business is unsustainable. We measure our progress towards a circular economy with a variety of indicators including material used per TB of storage, use of recycled content, reuse rates, and recycling type and efficiency.

Device Weight - Shipped (g) Per Unit Per TB
Drive Enclosure 12600 210
Media 475 8
Electronics 2970 50
Packaging Cardboard and paper 1307 22
Other materials 564 9
Total 17916 299

Key Circularity Parameters Per Unit
Recycled aluminum content 100% in base plate, world average for other parts
Recycled steel content World average
Recycled cardboard 100%
Reused content zero
Recycling rate 25%
Residual disposal 50% incineration/50% landfill
Reuse rate zero
Recycling efficiency 95%
Recycling collections efficiency 90%


Seagate measures and reports its product sustainability performance on a TB-year basis. Seagate's drives come in different storage sizes and have different estimated useful lives. When referring to drive capacity, one terabyte, or TB, equals one trillion bytes. The TB-year measure combines these factors so that sustainability performance data is comparable across products and that annual impacts are directly reported. Seagate uses the Ecoinvent 3.8 Life Cycle Inventory database.

Seagate’s sustainability assessment tools used to generate the product sustainability analysis have been verified by UL in accordance with ISO 14040, ISO 14044, and the World Resources Institute and World Business Council for Sustainable Development's GHG Protocol Product Life Cycle Accounting and Reporting Standard.

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