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Seagate now shipping seven-platter, helium-filled 10TB hard drive

Seagate now shipping seven-platter, helium-filled 10TB hard drive Helium-sealed hard drives have been gradually making their way into data centers and enterprise drives.At 10TB, Seagate is pushing the envelope on absolute drive capacity as well, with seven drive platters and 14 heads in total.

Backblaze releases billion-hour hard drive reliability report

Backblaze releases billion-hour hard drive reliability report Companies do not release failure data and the handful of studies on the topic typically cloak vendor names and model numbers.For those of you wondering if drive vibration actually matters, here’s a video of someone stopping a drive array by yelling at it.

Seagate revives Barracuda name, launches multiple 10TB hard drives for consumer, professional product lines

Seagate revives Barracuda name, launches multiple 10TB hard drives for consumer, professional product lines 5-inch form factors, while BarraCuda Pro drives are 3.The difference between the BarraCuda and BarraCuda Pro is their workload rate limits (yearly), warranty period, and sustained transfer rates.

Backblaze vets 8TB drives, releases updated hard drive reliability data

Backblaze vets 8TB drives, releases updated hard drive reliability data While SSDs have made marked inroads into the hard drive market thanks to a rapidly diminishing cost-per-bit, hard drives still reign supreme as the most cost-effective method of storing data.5PB of data from a set of Storage Pods built with 2TB HGST hard drives to a set of Seagate 8TB drives, quadrupling the amount of storage available per-pod.

Who makes the most reliable hard drives?

Who makes the most reliable hard drives? For the last few years, Backblaze has released quarterly reports on its hard drive reliability and replacement rates.Over the last three months, Backblaze has swapped out 3,500 2TB HGST and Western Digital hard drives for 2,400 Seagate 8GB drives.

Western Digital announces high-capacity 12TB, 14TB helium-filled hard drives

Western Digital announces high-capacity 12TB, 14TB helium-filled hard drives The 12GB HGST Ultrastar He12 (HGST is a subsidiary of Western Digital) is an eight-platter drive that packs 864Gbits/sq.According to Western Digital, this eight-platter configuration packs in a full two platters above the highest-density air drives.