Seagate Unveils 10TB Hard Drive For Cloud Data Centers

SeagateTechnologies announced Wednesday the launch of a 10-terabyte helium-filled enterprise-class 3.5-inch hard drive. The helium-filled Seagate Enterprise Capacity 3.5-inch HDD incorporates seven perpendicular magnetic recording (PMR) platters with 1.43 TB capacity each as well as 14 heads. The manufacturer claims that the new drive features an advanced caching sub-system to increase performance.

The hard drive is designed for cloud datacenters that require maximum amount of storage and enhanced reliability. By filling its HDDs with helium, Seagate can substantially increase their capacity and lower power consumption while using current magnetic recording technologies