Seagate today announced the launch of NAS HDD 8TB, the world’s highest-capacity drive optimised for RAID, Network-Attached Storage (NAS) and server storage. The drive addresses the ever-growing data challenges for the Small- and Medium-sized Businesses (SMB), Small Office/Home Office (SOHO) and creative professional segments.
The Seagate NAS HDD 8TB is the largest NAS optimized drive in the industry. It includes 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, & 8TB capacities that are designed to deliver up to 64TB in a single eight-bay desktop form factor. “QNAP is focused on delivering scalable and reliable NAS solutions to address these needs, giving users the confidence that their information is secure and available. The new Seagate NAS HDD 8TB will offer professionals a huge capacity with which to easily manage this growing amount of data,” said David Chiang, general manager of business division, QNAP Systems, Inc.
Data volumes continue to increase at an astounding rate, with IDC’s Digital Universe Study forecasting that the world’s annual data creation will increase by ten-fold between 2013 and 2020 to 4.4 zettabytes. The storage firm also did a research, which revealed that SMBs in particular are choosing NAS solutions over other storage technologies such as storage area networks (SAN) and direct attached storage (DAS) to help manage this looming surge in data. Of the people who preferred NAS, 18 per cent do so because of price, 16 per cent for ease-of-use and 10 per cent for quality.
Chad Chiang, product manager at Synology Inc said “NAS solutions are rapidly becoming the storage medium of choice for organizations with limited IT resources that need a quick and easy solution to manage their data. The new Seagate 8TB drives will give our customers incredible capacity to handle the huge volumes of data their users are creating and sharing.”
The frives come with a three-year limited warranty period. The Seagate NAS HDD 8TB will be widely available at the end of the current quarter.