Seagate Brings 12TB Drives To The Market

Seagate Brings 12TB Drives To The Market

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.


      • Had too many fail on me. The last one was in one of my NAS drives, major pain in the arse and pocket. WD reds ftw!

        • I was a fan of the Reds. But I’ve just had 3 Reds fail in a row. One was the replacement for the one that failed while waiting on the 6+ weeks sender-pays RMA to Vietnam of the original in-warranty failure. And I’m sat looking at a pair of failed MyBooks less than a year old that, tbh, never actually worked reliably attached to any device.
          My Seagates on the other hand, faultless. And if one decides to fail, I think they have an onshore RMA address.
          Goes to show that different customers have different experiences!

  • Backblaze have a good benchmark against off-the-shelf disks.

    From experience, I’ve had similar luck with both Seagate and WD – though have favoured the former in recent years and they’ve been pretty good.

    Ideally it’s best to buy disks from different stores at different times to avoid a bad shipment – that’s unless you happen to buy a bad model…

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