Seagate rolled out two enterprise-class hard drives specifically targeting emerging cloud infrastructures and large scale data center. These drives are namely, the Seagate Terascale HDD and the Seagate Enterprise Performance 10K HDD v7. These drives are designed for specific uses: one is optimized for energy-efficient storage systems and the other will be used for high-performance storage.
The next few years will see a huge shift of capacity into the cloud (particularly personal and enterprise clouds), and with this trend, there would be a need to deploy more storage increasing capacity and lowering energy costs at the same time. The new drives have a better capacity-to-power ratio, making them perfect for use in the cloud.
This drive is designed in 3.5” form-factor and offers a capacity of 4TB. This HDD consists of a spindle rotating at 5900 rpm, a DDR2 cache of 64 MB, and the Serial ATA-600 interface. The performance of this drive is impressive, featuring 140 MB/s – 170 MB/s maximum sustained data rate, 5.1ms average latency, and 12ms average seek time. Generally, the drive requires 6.9 W; however, the idle power consumption is 4.59 W.
The Terascale hard disk drives have the benefit of high-vibration tolerance, as they are designed using enterprise-class platforms. These drives provide data centers with high level of storage scalability necessary to meet their demands. You can secure your sensitive data using the Instant Secure Erase (ISE) technology and have a safe disposal of the drive.
Seagate Enterprise Performance 10K HDD v7
This drive comes in a 2.5” form factor and has a 64MB cache and SAS-6 Gb/s interface. The drive has a capacity of 1.2 GB and the sustained transfer rate of 125 MB/s – 204 MB/s. The drive also features Seagate’s PowerChoice technology that can be used to minimize power consumption during idle intervals.
The Seagate Enterprise Performance 10K HDD v7 drive could prove to be worthwhile for mission critical server as well as storage solutions. This is probably the best option, if you seek high performance computing and deal with high random and sequential workloads. You can take advantage of the RAID Rebuild technology to accelerate RAID recovery.