32453Seagate & HGST have 10 TB Hard Drives

Hot PC Tips - 10TB DRIVES (2)Seagate was beaten to the 10 TB helium-powered punch by HGST last month, when it launched the Ultrastar He10. Seagate’s drive is targeted for data centers, is helium-filled and claims that it has produced the lowest power to terabyte ratio. With the ever increasing demand for storage, this is very important for data centers.

The 3.5-inch drive is set up in a seven platter and 14 head configuration, and can deliver 6Gbps over SATA and 12Gbps with a SAS interface. Seagate claims a MTBF of 2.5 million hours. Seagate claims they already have customers committed to use this drive.

“More and more data centers are being put into operation as a result of data growing at an exponential rate. With this in mind, we are laser focused on lowering our TCO and confident the new Seagate Enterprise Capacity 3.5 HDD can help us with this endeavor,” said Li Shu, Alibaba senior expert technical support for storage and research and development, in a statement. “We value the drives winning combination of higher storage capacities, increased performance, and low power consumption — making it a win-win for both us and our customers.”[/blocktext]

HGST HGST 10 TB Hard DrivesClaims:

  • World’s first 10TB hard drive – Massive capacity with predictable performance for access to data around the clock
  • Purpose-built for Active Archive – HelioSeal and SMR technologies engineered to deliver enterprise-grade quality and reliability
  • Enterprise-grade specifications – 2 million hours MTBF and 5-year warranty with 24×7 availability

“We were the first to recognize the benefits of helium and have pushed the boundaries while others are scrambling to catch up,” Brendan Collins, vice president of product marketing at HGST, said at the time. “The Ultrastar He10 represents the third generation of our HelioSeal line. It redefines enterprise capacity HDDs, showing the industry where storage devices need to go, to stay in front of the future that data growth is hurtling towards.”

Eventually, 10TB drives will make their way to the consumer market, in an ever increasing demand for the personal server/NAS market.