Seagate Announces 6 TB NAS HDD
Author: Hrvoje Jakovac
Date: 05 Dec 2014

Seagate Technology announced its new Enterprise NAS HDD - a high capacity drive targeting businesses seeking to optimize their computing for performance and reliability using Network Attached Storage (NAS) systems. With enterprise reliability and NAS optimized performance in up to 16-bays, the Enterprise NAS drive is available in capacities up to an industry-leading 6TB, and is designed to perform at high levels even under demanding workloads and in environments that call for global availability and 24x7 accessibility."As the industry moves deeper into the cloud era, all businesses need solutions that enable applications to be accessed anywhere at any time," said Scott Horn, Seagate vice president of marketing. "With our portfolio of NAS products, we can effectively target the needs of all types of businesses and scale with them as they grow in size. These drives are tailored to the requirements of businesses, ensuring customers have choices so they are only paying for the features they need."

Available in 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6TB capacities, Seagate Enterprise NAS HDD can deliver up to 96TBs in one 16-bay rackmount or tower form factor. With a 50 percent capacity advantage over competitive offerings, the Enterprise NAS HDD 6TB drive delivers the highest capacity available on the market. Using RV sensor technology, the Enterprise NAS HDD can also sustain performance streaming and random read/write workloads for growing business data needs, intrinsically adjusting and compensating based on usage.

"QNAP constantly strives to provide business users with reliable and scalable NAS solutions for storage, backup, iSCSI and virtualization applications, and many other practical business applications," said Meiji Chang, general manager of QNAP Systems, Inc. "Seagate's Enterprise NAS HDD allows us to deliver a compelling and cost-effective NAS offering that meets the capacity, performance, availability and reliability requirements of our end customers."

In the event of a failure, be it environmental, human error, or accident, the Enterprise NAS HDD is supported by Seagate's own Rescue Data Recovery plans (optional), which provide end-to-end protection enabling industry-leading data recovery with more than a 90 percent success rate. The plans also cover NAS HDDs targeting the SOHO and prosumer NAS market and Surveillance HDDs targeting video surveillance systems.

Seagate Enterprise NAS HDD key features include:

Rescue Data Recovery options for that extra peace of mind
5 year limited warranty for long-term protection
RAID Rebuild technology for reduced downtime
Error Recovery Control for data accuracy and protection
RV Sensor for detecting and compensating for vibrational disturbances
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