Seagate announced the availability of its latest NL35 Series SATA disc drives. With a
half-terabyte (500GBs) of capacity, the latest NL35 Series SATA disc drive
provides the bulk storage necessary for cost-effective nearline RAID storage
in the enterprise. The NL35 Series SATA drives are optimized for tasks such as
data management, backup/recovery and fixed content storage.
Seagate NL35 Series SATA disc drives are unique in the enterprise world,
providing the reliability and integration benefits needed for nearline RAID
applications like disc-to-disc backup, archive, and tiered storage.
These features include: Workload Management, Error Recovery Control,
One-Step Microcode Download, and Write-Same technology. They work together to
perform a range of tasks from monitoring and managing each drive for
reliability optimization, to streamlining error recovery, to simplifying
multi-drive field upgrades, and more. Seagate understands the importance of
workload, reliability, and integration ease for serving the needs of modern IT
With 250GB, 400GB, and now 500GB capacities, the NL35 Series SATA disc
drive delivers increased storage capacity density and lowers the cost-per-
gigabyte for nearline and secondary storage applications. Using the industry's
most rigorous nearline MTBF test-bed script and applications, Seagate's NL35
Series SATA meets the rigorous requirements of nearline workloads. The NL35
Series SATA drives also includes other advanced features such as 16 MB cache,
and Native Command Queuing (NCQ). NL35 Series SATA drives at 500GBs also are
offered with a 3.0Gb/sec SATA inferface.