Computing power, storage capacities, and storage performance: all must continue moving forward in order for technology innovators to 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—including 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, containing 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 allowing the data center host computer to request and receive data from two areas of the drive simultaneously, MACH.2 doubles the IOPS performance of each individual hard drive.
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 ever-increasing volumes of data.
MACH.2 provides up to 2x performance—with two independent actuators and data paths, it enables concurrent I/O streams to and from the host.
Doubles data transfer rates over single-actuator drives by improving sequential performance.
MACH.2 utilizes parallelism technology to enable two independent streams for dual-channel access.
Seagate® Exos® 2X14 enterprise hard drives are the first to feature MACH.2 technology.
Superpowering RAID performance with the help of multi-actuator technology.
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.