Despite the popularity of SSDs for desktop and notebook devices, there’s still a strong market for traditional spinning hard drives. While we always need the fastest storage possible, there’s a balancing act between performance, storage volume and price. Which explains why Seagate has released a 12TB 3.5-inch drive.
The new 12TB helium enterprise drives are now shipping to cloud providers for evaluation with volume shipments expected to be avaialble in the June quarter of 2017.
Given the amount of data we are capturing in our businesses - a volume that is sure to increase as we add more IoT devices to our networks, there will be a need to move data from fast, but expensive, storage, to slower, more capacious and model economical media.
That’s where these new devices come to the fore.
According to Seagate, with 50% higher capacity than their previous models, you’ll be able to deploy over 10PB of high performance storage in a single 42U rack for the first time while maintaining current space, weight, and power consumption profiles.