Seagate started shipping its new Archive series with capacities of up to 8TB. These models have six platters and use shingled magnetic recording (SMR) technology to increase the storage density per platter by 25 percent.
The Archive series from Seagate isn't the first HDD lineup to feature 8TB models but what sets Seagate's 8TB disk apart from the competition is the low pricing. Early listings in the German e-tail market reveal a pricing of only 250EUR.
The Seagate Archive 8TB uses the SATA 6Gbps interface and has an idle power consumption of 5W, average operating power of 7.5W and standby power consumption of less than 1W. The specification sheet reveals it's capable of throughput speeds of up to 190MB/s.