Seagate ships world's first 8TB HDD

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Seagate ships world's first 8TB HDD

Seagate is shipping the world’s first 8TB hard disk drive.

The industry-standard 3.5-inch drive provides up to 8TB in a single drive slot for maximum rack density and the most efficient data centre floor space possible.

The 8TB hard drive uses fewer components and Seagate claims the drive has the best watts per GB available for enterprise bulk data storage.

Seagate is shipping drives to select customers now with wide scale availability next quarter. Pricing has not been announced.

The hard drive features multi-drive RV tolerance for consistent enterprise-class performance in high density environments and incorporates a SATA 6Gb/s interface for cost-effective, easy system integration in both private and public data centres.

Seagate is claiming the lowest total cost of ownership in the industry for cloud content, object storage and back-up disaster recovery storage.

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