USA: Seagate Technology took the wraps off its new Seagate NAS HDD – a cutting-edge drive custom-built for always-on, one- to five-bay network attached storage (NAS) systems.
Engineered with performance and reliability in mind, the new drives are available in multiple capacity points including a 4TB option – the industry’s highest capacity NAS hard disk drive (HDD) solution available – and strong industry support from nine NAS system partners.
“Today about 50 percent of NAS arrays are sold diskless meaning that customers are challenged with identifying and installing the right storage for their system. By developing a drive like NAS HDD, we’ve taken the guesswork out of it and made it easy for customers to identify the right drive for their system,” said Scott Horn, Seagate VP of marketing. “By collaborating closely with a variety of partners who specialize in NAS systems, we’re making what was a confusing effort into a plug-and-play one.”
Featuring up to 4TB of storage the drive now enables NAS systems, such as those utilized in homes and small to midsize businesses (SMB), to provide up to 20TB of data in a five-bay NAS array. And with over 30 percent capacity improvement over competitive offerings, the NAS HDD 4TB drive delivers the highest capacity available on the market.
Cost effective drives built specifically for NAS solutions, the 4TB option has the capacity to store over 819,000 photos, 1 million songs or nearly 500 hours of high-definition (HD) video content – more than enough space for the average household. It is also ideal for small businesses with large enough capacities to support CAD files, medical images and databases.