Wednesday, 20 July 2016 10:06

Seagate’s Guardians of the storage galaxy


Leading storage solutions provider Seagate Technology has unveiled a range of 10TB high capacity drives dubbed the Guardian Series.

The new range includes new names and branding – a 10TB BarraCuda Pro desktop drive, Seagate IronWolf for NAS applications and Seagate SkyHawk for video surveillance. They are designed for a wide range of markets, including personal, creative and design computing, online gaming, small- and medium-sized businesses and large-scale surveillance systems.

Innovative capabilities in the new 10TB drives include multi-tier caching technology (MTC Technology), an intelligent caching architecture for maximised performance; AgileArray, designed to optimise drive performance through error recovery control, dual-plane balancing, and power management; and ImagePerfect for surveillance, supporting more high-resolution cameras than any other industry drive.

Matt Rutledge, senior vice-president of client and consumer storage at Seagate, said, “Consumers and organisations face a similar challenge – what to do about the massive deluge of data and video they confront every day. Whether it’s dominating in the latest game, producing compelling multimedia content, mining data to help create new apps and business services, helping to protect people and places around the world against new threats, and more, the Seagate Guardian Series is designed to preserve your most critical data and move it where it’s needed fast so you can make the most of it. By incorporating powerful new features and capabilities, our 10TB products also make it easier for everyone to create, consume and use data.”

BarraCuda Pro 10TB Desktop Drive

BarraCuda offers high-capacity storage at an affordable price point. BarraCuda Pro combines 10TB at 7200 RPM, power-saving features, and a five-year limited warranty.

IronWolf 10TB for NAS

NAS-optimised with AgileArray, it is built with drive balance, and is the first in its class of drives to have rotational vibration (RV) sensors to mitigate vibration in multi-drive systems, RAID optimisation for best performance with error recovery control, and advanced power management providing power savings in NAS. It has an 180TB/year user workload rate.

SkyHawk 10TB for Surveillance

It is a large storage solution for network video recording (NVR). It uses rotational vibration sensors to help minimise read/write errors, and can support up to 64 cameras. Ideal for modern, hi-resolution systems running 24/7, SkyHawk drives also come with a data recovery services option for additional peace of mind.

IronWolf and BarraCuda Pro are now shipping worldwide, and SkyHawk is sampling to select customers with wide-scale availability to be announced shortly. For more information on the Seagate Guardian Series and all Seagate products, please click here.

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