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Seagate Sets New Standard With 6TB Drive
By thundernewsgroups April 9th, 2014

Seagate Technology is now shipping what it claims is the world’s fastest 6TB hard disk drive designed for hard core users and data centers.

Version 4 of the Seagate Enterprise Capacity 3.5 HDD delivers supersize storage and enterprise reliability to meet the explosive growth of data being processed.

Seagate said it enables faster data transfers by building on an eighth-generation platform that enables the drive to deliver up to a 25% increase in performance over other 6TB drives.

By utilizing the latest generation of 12Gbps SAS, Seagate said the drive provides customers with the scalability for future-proofing their systems.

It is also available in an enterprise-ready SATA 6Gb/s interface for easy system integration.

The drive is a self-encrypting drive with instant secure erase for easy drive disposal or repurposing and FIPS SED security options.

Seagate’s VP of marketing Scott Horn said unstructured data growth is doubling exponentially.

“This will cause cloud service providers to look for innovative ways to store more within an existing footprint while lowering operational costs,” Horn said.

The drive is currently shipping globally.

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