Seagate’s new 12TB Enterprise Capacity 3.5 HDD offers the lowest power consumption and lowest weight in the industry. The drive can accommodate 550TB workloads annually and has a mean time between failure of 2.5 million hours. The drive is designed to operate 24/7 for 5 years, making it ideal for even the most rigorous enterprise data center environments.
Key benefits and improvements include:
Highly scalable hard drive storage that is rapidly deployable for maximum performance and energy efficiency for Open Compute Project (OCP) platforms 50% higher capacity, which enables hyperscale customers to deploy over 10PB of high performance storage in a single 42U rack for the first time – maintaining current space, weight, and power consumption profiles 21% increase in IOPs performance/watt perfect for next generation eco-friendly infrastructures 20% increase in enhanced caching performance, which results in faster access to unstructured data
Western Digital revealed a 12TB helium-filled HDD in December 2016 and said it would ship this product in the first half of 2017.