Seagate Technology plc (NASDAQ:STX), is a world leader in providing storage solutions. Seagate technology has announced today that it will be shipping the first 8TB hard disk drive.
Seagate is taking hard drives to a whole new level and has announced a hard drive which has 8TB storage capacity. It will be the first 3.5 inch drive with so much capacity. The biggest capacity hard drive till date was from Western Digital with its 6 TB drive. WD used Helium to reduce the friction on the spinning disks; Seagate did the same without Helium. Seagate will be using the same Helium less technology in its 8TB drive now. The key to this is the overlapping of tracks and the new tracks will be written in part on the track before it.
The 8TB hard disk drive will be an important step forward in storage with scale-out data infrastructures with huge capacity, energy-efficiency. It boasts the lowest total cost of ownership (TCO) in the industry for cloud content, object storage and back-up disaster recovery storage. It will serve as the foundation stone for increasing capacities in multiple applications. The 8TB hard drive will deliver bulk data storage solutions for online content storage.
Scott Horn, Seagate vice president of marketing said, “As our world becomes more mobile, the number of devices we use to create and consume data is driving an explosive growth in unstructured data. This places increased pressure on cloud builders to look for innovative ways to build cost-effective, high capacity storage for both private and cloud-based data centers. Seagate is poised to address this challenge by offering the world’s first 8TB HDD, a ground-breaking new solution for meeting the increased capacities needed to support the demand for high capacity storage in a world bursting with digital creation, consumption and long-term storage.”