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Seagate unveils highest capacity Terascale HDD for large-scale data centers


Seagate today unveiled the new enterprise-class HDD optimized for emerging cloud infrastructures and large scale data centers— the Seagate Terascale HDD. Delivering the highest capacity HDD (4TB) available in a 3.5-inch enterprise-class SATA HDD, the Terascale HDD provides data centers with the maximum storage scalability they need to meet demands in low workload, 24×7 replicated environments. An affordable enterprise platform for storing exabytes of unstructured data in the cloud, the drive is Seagate’s lowest $/GB enterprise HDD for use in scalable multi-drive systems. The Terascale HDD lowers costs by operating at one of the lowest enterprise HDD power consumption available— as low as 4.8Watts— reducing ongoing energy and cooling costs for multi-drive large scale operations.

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As a result, the drive lowers total cost of ownership while providing unparalleled enterprise-class reliability. Equipped with Seagate’s own Instant Secure Erase (ISE) technology, the Terascale HDD saves money and time by reducing drive erasure times from hours to milliseconds providing quick, safe and easy drive disposal or repurposing. It also features a low-cost 6Gb/s SATA interface for easy integration with lower cost SATA infrastructures. Ideal for system builders, the Terascale HDD provide high-capacity storage in low-power configurations making it perfect for efficiently and affordably storing the ever-growing amount of unstructured data typically stored in the cloud.
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