Double hard drive performance for data-intensive applications.
Computing power, storage capacities, and storage performance — all must keep moving forward if technology innovators are to continue to help solve humanity’s greatest challenges.
As higher areal densities on future hard drives put downward pressure on performance, MACH.2 Multi Actuator technology will more than offset these pressures. That means customers with data-intensive applications will continue to enjoy the highest levels of hard drive performance — IOPS, throughput and reduced latency — while they simultaneously keep up with the need to manage ever-increasing quantities of data.
MACH.2 is the world’s first multi-actuator hard drive technology that contains two independent actuators that transfer data concurrently. MACH.2 solves the need for increased performance by enabling parallelism of data flows in and out of a single hard drive. By enabling the data center host computer to request and receive data from two areas of the drive in parallel, simultaneously, MACH.2 doubles the IOPS performance of each individual hard drive.
Now with MACH.2, hyperscale data centers can access performance gains without sacrificing capacity or TCO.
Meet data-intensive application requirements with the highest levels of hard drive performance while managing the ever-increasing volume of data.Browse FAQ
MACH.2 provides up to 2x performance; it has two independent actuators and data paths, enabling concurrent I/O streams to and from the host.
Doubles data transfer rates over single actuator drives by improving sequential performance.
Utilizing parallelism technology, MACH.2 enables two independent streams for dual channel access.
See how MACH.2 technology will accelerate data transfer, reduce overall command latency, and ultimately lower TCO.
Seagate Exos 2X14 enterprise hard drive are the first to feature MACH.2 technology.
Learn why MACH.2 is ideal for data-intensive applications in hyperscale data centers.
Learn how we demonstrated up to 480MB/s sustained throughput — the fastest ever from a single hard drive.
Seagate Principal Engineer Tim Walker talks about the groundbreaking MACH.2 multi-actuator technology.