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  1. fallbreak

    Seagate Achieves 16TB HAMR HDD

    They likely use 8-9 platters which is good that they can seemingly handle a drive with 16-18 HAMR heads. But yes, a capacity bump needs to come NOW. Do 20TB with 5 Disk should be their goal.
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    Seagate Achieves 16TB HAMR HDD

    Where does Seagate say they built 40,000 drives? That seems like a lot of 16TB units. Or is this total HAMR drives built so far?
  3. 9 Disk! Wowsers.. The designs looks very similar to WD HelioSeal products, no?
  4. Why no mention all these new 10TB drives are helium based?
  5. So what's inside? You didn't open it up like the Seagate 1200.2.....
  6. Performance data is here: http://www.hgst.com/tech/techlib.nsf/techdocs/9FE5F7F0917244B888257E58006C9906/ Performance Data buffer (MB) 256 Rotational speed (RPM) 7200 Latency average (ms) 4.16 Interface transfer rate (MB/s, max) 600 Sustained transfer rate (MB/s, typ.) 157 (read), 68 (write)* Seek time (read, ms, typical) 8.5**
  7. Appreciate your review for the external SMR drive.
  8. fallbreak

    Seagate Archive HDD Review (8TB) Discussion

    The product manual link with much more detail is here: http://www.seagate.com/www-content/product-content/hdd-fam/seagate-archive-hdd/en-us/docs/100757960c.pdf Still wondering - and this review underlined it even more - why Seagate sells these also as single 8TB USB3 external drives. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822178682
  9. So, seeing the sneak peek of the RAID stuff - then I really would like to see performance of those 8TB SMR USB3 drives they sell on Newegg. They must perform just absolutely horrible?
  10. Any news when the review will be up?
  11. Sweet. If possible, USB 3 speed would be nice to know, too. I expect them to not shine so bright.
  12. Looks like Seagate's 8TB SMR drive can be bought in USB 3.0 enclosures. Curious to see the performance for random tests. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822178682&cm_re=8tb-_-22-178-682-_-Product
  13. PMR. You don't really want SMR in your drive. Performance takes a dip, especially anything random. Maybe fine for archiving but that's it.
  14. Little birdies tell me the OEMs have little interest due to the price structure presented to them. Also, there is no 9.5mm/2TB 2nd source available yet.