Seagate comes with helium-filled 10TB HDD for data centers

Jan

14

2016

Following HGST Seagate has also introduced a 10TB-HDD for data centers. It is the first hard drive from Seagate, which is filled with helium. HGST, a subsidiary of Western Digital, uses this technique for some time.

Seagate HDD 10TB Seagate end of 2014 promised the arrival of a 10TB-hdd in the following year. In 2015, however, the disk appeared. Now the manufacturer its first helium-filled hdd launched with storage capacity of 10TB. Initially proposed Seagate that the use of helium is too expensive, but the manufacturer seems now to have come back. According to AnandTech become the disks used by two large customers of Seagate and would follow the supplies on a large scale later. When and at what price is unknown.

The 3.5 “-HDD uses seven platters with a capacity of 1,43TB. Seagate claims a MTBF of 2.5 million hours. Specifications such as rpm and read and write speeds, the manufacturer has not yet published. Discs come Available with or sata600- sas3 connection.

HGST, a subsidiary of Western Digital makes since 2013 already hdd with a housing which is filled with helium. Because Helium is less dense than air, are the platters and heads less affected by friction, with all the advantages in terms of heat generation entails. Also, less energy is needed to rotate, some energy savings entails. However, the discs must be made airtight. In 2015 began HGST by the delivery of its 10TB-hdd.

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