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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.

Samsung introduces 4TB SSD for a cool $1,500

Samsung introduces 4TB SSD for a cool $1,500 Samsung’s new 4TB SSD is a $1,500 solid state drive that aims to replace your HDD altogether, provided you’ve got four figures to drop on a storage medium in the first place.With SSD prices continuing to fall year-on-year thanks to 3D stacked NAND, why bother buying a hard drive at all?

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.

Seagate unveils the world’s largest SSD: 60TB

Seagate unveils the world’s largest SSD: 60TB The 60TB SAS (Serial Attached SCSI) SSD is intended for large-scale enterprise data centers that need maximum storage and compute performance.With just 17 of these drives, you can hit 1PB of storage; Seagate says it’s ideal for large local or cloud-based storage arrays, active archives, online video, and read-intensive environments.

Samsung plans to slash SSD prices to hard drive levels by 2020

Samsung plans to slash SSD prices to hard drive levels by 2020 Ever since solid-state drives (SSDs) hit the consumer market, they’ve offered significantly better performance than traditional hard drives (HDDs), but at a significantly higher price.The gap between SSDs and HDDs in terms of capacity and price has decreased dramatically, but hard drives still have an edge over SSDs in capacity per GB.

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.

Seagate Plans To Unleash A 16TB Hard Drive In 2018

Seagate Plans To Unleash A 16TB Hard Drive In 2018 They’re gearing up to launch a 16TB hard drive within the next 18 months.Even though SSD prices continue to slide rapidly, there’s still a thriving market for good ol’ platter-filled hard drives.

Seagate plans 16TB drives for 2018, 20TB by 2020

Seagate plans 16TB drives for 2018, 20TB by 2020 During its conference call yesterday, the hard drive manufacturer laid out its near-term roadmap, with aggressive plans to ramp drive capacities over the next few years.Right now, Seagate’s highest-end drive tops out at 10TB, but the company plans to double that within the next three years, with 16TB drives rolling out as soon as mid-2018.

Store 2TB Worth of Files (or PS4 Games) For Just $70

Store 2TB Worth of Files (or PS4 Games) For Just $70 Whether you need to be better about backing up your computer, or are just so excited that the PS4 is finally adding external hard drive support, you can get a 2TB Seagate Expansion external drive for $70 today, which is about as low as 2TB drives get these days.Seagate had a spotty reputation a few years ago, but it seems like they’ve cleaned up their act; the slightly more expensive Seagate Backup Plus is the current Wirecutter recommendation, and the Expansion has a stellar Amazon review average from over 4,000 customers.

Back up your aerial images on the fly with Seagate and DJI’s portable hard drive

Back up your aerial images on the fly with Seagate and DJI’s portable hard drive On Sunday, Seagate announced the DJI Fly Drive, an external hard drive that allows for on-location backups and data transfers with a built-in MicroSD card slot.The Fly Drive is designed to withstand small impacts, like being bounced around in a backpack, Seagate says.

Store More PS4 Games With Seagate's 2TB FireCuda

Store More PS4 Games With Seagate's 2TB FireCuda Seagate’s FireCuda is one of the most popular PS4 replacement hard drives out there, mostly thanks to its built-in 8GB of flash storage that can speed up loading times, and you can get the 2TB model for an all-time low $90 today.Even if you don’t feel like cracking open your PS4, you could pop this into an inexpensive enclosure like this one, and use it as an external drive with the PS4's new firmware.

Seagate Launches Drone-Friendly DJI Fly Drive

Seagate Launches Drone-Friendly DJI Fly Drive Despite its name, the Fly Drive doesn’t actually fly.The Fly Drive is compatible with both Thunderbolt and USB 3.

Western Digital Adds Helium-Filled 10TB Drives to Consumer, Business Lines

Western Digital Adds Helium-Filled 10TB Drives to Consumer, Business Lines ” There are some specific differences between the WD Red 8TB and 10TB drives (WD100EFAX and WD80EFZX) and their WD Red Pro counterparts.The consumer drives spin at 5400 RPM, while the Red Pro products are 7200 RPM drives.

Seagate, Microsoft Debut Xbox One Storage Options With Game Pass

Seagate, Microsoft Debut Xbox One Storage Options With Game Pass Seagate and Microsoft have teamed up before to offer Xbox-branded external storage options, and the storage manufacturer has recently refreshed its product line to match the style of last summer’s Xbox One S.Beyond that, however, these new drives also offer a several-month subscription to Microsoft’s new Xbox Game Pass subscription service.

Seagate has an external storage hub for the Xbox One with an 8TB capacity

Seagate has an external storage hub for the Xbox One with an 8TB capacity Now Seagate has teamed up with Microsoft again to sell another storage solution for the Xbox One console, the Seagate Game Drive Hub, to handle your massive library of games.Arriving in June for $200, this external storage device will provide 8TB of additional space on top of your Xbox One’s current internal capacity.