Seagate scoffs at helium, ships world’s first 8TB hard drive

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Seagate today announced it’s shipping to enterprise customers the world’s first 8TB hard disk drive, raising the bar against rivals such as Western Digital, which uses helium to boost its own drive capacity.

Seagate’s new 8TB drive comes in a 3.5-in form factor and is aimed at allowing corporate data centers to create more dense storage arrays for cloud content, object-based storage and data backups.

Seagate’s 6TB hard drive, announced in April, had an areal density increase that lept from from 831 bits per square inch in the previous 4TB drive to 1,000 bits per square inch.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here Read More 

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