Seagate expanded its NAS HDD product line with a new 8 terabyte model today. The new drive is a drop in replacement for existing 3.5 inch products that allow a wide range of systems to store more data in less space. This follows several other Seagate 8 TB announcements in 2015 including the Enterprise NAS HDD, the NAS HDD's higher performing counterpart in the lineup.
“Our customers are finding themselves under more pressure than ever as the volume of data they need to deal with continues to increase dramatically,” said David Chiang, general manager of business division, QNAP Systems, Inc. “QNAP is focused on delivering scalable and reliable NAS solutions to address these needs, giving users the confidence that their information is secure and available. The new Seagate NAS HDD 8TB will offer professionals a huge capacity with which to easily manage this growing amount of data.”
The NAS 8TB HDD uses 5,900 RPM platters and are optimized for tower network attached storage systems from one to eight drive bays. The full feature list includes:
1, 2, 3, 4, 6, and 8 TB capacitiesSuitability for 1- to 8-bay enclosures180TB/year Workload Rate Limit (WRL)—the largest WRL for this category of NAS drive, offering businesses peace of mind that heavy workloads can be easily managedMTBF of 1M hour—demonstrating mature robustness of the drive familyThree-Year Limited Warranty—peace of mind from a reliable NAS HDDOne-of-kind optional three-year Rescue Data Recovery service to protect against potential data loss
The NAS-specific drives have already shipped to select customers, and Seagate said wide-scale availability will come at the end of the quarter (March).