Rectron expands storage offerings with world’s fastest 6TB HDD from Seagate

The Seagate Enterprise Capacity 3.5 HDD v4 provides industry’s highest capacities at the highest performance.

May 20, 2014

The Seagate Enterprise Capacity 3.5 HDD v4 provides industry’s highest capacities at the highest performance for lower latency access to unstructured data

Johannesburg — South African ICT and consumer electronics distributor, Rectron, has announced availability of the Seagate Enterprise Capacity 3.5 HDD v4. The 6TB hard disk drive (HDD) offers the fastest performance available for a nearline HDD and delivers up to 25 percent performance increase over competing drives – making it ideal for 24×7 bulk data storage.

The eighth-generation 6TB Enterprise Capacity 3.5 HDD v4 is built on Seagate’s leading experience in enterprise storage and provides industry’s highest capacities at the highest performance for lower latency access to unstructured data. These drives deliver the winning combination of high capacity, high performance and reliability. Perfect for customers wanting to provide maximum capacity storage density to server and storage systems, the Seagate Enterprise Capacity 3.5 HDD in its 6TB configuration maximises the data centre footprint.

The Enterprise Capacity 3.5 HDD v4 is an important step forward in scale-out data infrastructures delivering supersize storage and enterprise reliability to meet the explosive growth of corporate and cloud-based data centres. It is available in an enterprise-ready SATA 6Gb/s interface for easy system integration.

“Unstructured data growth is doubling exponentially and will propel the digital universe to reach 16 Zettabytes of data by as early as 2017[1]. This will cause cloud service providers to look for innovative ways to store more within an existing footprint while lowering operational costs,” said Scott Horn, Seagate Vice President of marketing. “Seagate is poised to address this challenge by offering the fastest 6TB enterprise capacity HDD based on our proven, reliable platform meeting this never-ending demand in both private and public cloud data centres.”

The Enterprise Capacity 3.5 HDD v4 supports the highest density storage per square foot in the industry and features a 50 percent increase in capacity over the last generation (4TB) nearline drive. Ideal for both replicated and RAID environments, the drive delivers a lower total cost of ownership (TCO) for enterprise storage by providing the highest capacity available without sacrificing performance.

Seagate Enterprise Capacity 3.5 HDD v4 Key Features:

  • Industry-Leading Performance — 25 percent faster than competitive 6TB drives.
  • Highest Capacity Available — Up to 6TB per drive for maximum density server and storage solutions.
  • Enterprise-Class Reliability — Industry-leading rotational vibration tolerance for consistent performance and enhanced error correction for accurate data storage.
  • Best-in-Class Security — Self-Encrypting Drives (SED) with Instant Secure Erase for easy drive disposal or repurposing and FIPS SED security options.

“Storage technologies and capacities are evolving as the volume of data continues to grow within enterprises. A top concern for IT managers is managing this growth and designing backup, recovery and archive solutions. The affordable cost per gigabyte of hard disk drives, combined with their reliable and fast performance, makes them effective for enterprise and cloud storage – and the prices continue to drop while new technologies extend the lifespan of HDDs,” says Spencer Chen, Product Director at Rectron. “Rectron is proud to be one of the first distributors to stock the Seagate Enterprise Capacity 3.5 HDD v4. We’re confident it will address many storage concerns within the enterprise.”

“Cloud service providers across the globe are amassing terabytes of digital content each month and we expect this number to continue its aggressive growth in the coming year,” noted Dave Reinsel, IDC’s Group Vice President for storage and semiconductors. “With this immense appetite in mind — and looking at cloud architecture’s boundless demand for solid-performing and reliable drives — reaching higher capacities, like Seagate did with its new, traditional 6TB drive, should be well received by IT managers looking to meet their data centres’ soaring need for storage with the performance.”

The Seagate Enterprise Capacity 3.5 HDD v4 retails for R8 099.00. For more information, please visit http://seagate.com/www/6TB_Drive.

[1] Source: IDC, “Where in the World Is Storage: A Look at Byte Density Across the Globe”IDC Doc# 243338, October 2013