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Prior to the digital age we are living in, many were skeptical about the need for larger hard drives. Now that we download TV shows, movies, music, video games, books, and other, shall we say, forms of entertainment, our need for larger hard drives continues to grow. So we are sure many people are happy that Seagate has announced today that it has begun shipping the world’s first 8TB hard drive. The 8TB HDD comes five months after Western Digital had released the first ever 6TB HDD. Up until then, Seagate’s highest capacity HDD had been shipping only to select enterprise clients. The... Read more...
Overall Seagate Technology closed out its fiscal year (ended June 27, 2014) in good shape. The drive maker reported fourth quarter revenue of $3.3 billion, which was enough to pull a healthy profit of $320 million along with diluted earnings per share of $0.95. It also generated around $577 million in operating cash flow and returned a sizable $166 million to shareholders in the form of dividends and share redemptions. For its full fiscal year 2014, Seagate returned a whopping $2.5 billion to shareholders and raised $1.8 billion in investment grade debt. What this all boils down to is that Seagate... Read more...
With cloud solutions in one hand and localized storage solutions in the other, Seagate is bolstering its lineup of Networked Attached Storage products today with an array of new boxes. Aiming squarely for at-home and small businesses who need to keep a respectable, but not outrageous, amount of data available via the Web, the new Seagate NAS and NAS Pro ranges are sleek, expandable, and relatively affordable compared to others in the industry. The portfolio contains five NAS units ranging from disc-free to 30TB in size, with 2/4/6-bay options available. On top of the new hardware is its NAS OS... Read more...
Seagate announced that it has acquired LSI’s Accelerated Solutions Division (ASD) and Flash Components Division (FCD) from parent Avago for $450 million in cash. What Seagate is getting is a nice big pile of enterprise PCIe-based flash and SSD controller technologies that will allow it to push harder into the enterprise storage space. “Seagate is committed to providing our customers with a complete range of storage solutions, and this acquisition will significantly enhance our flash storage offerings to supplement our existing portfolio,” said Steve Luczo, Seagate chairman and... Read more...
You won't hear us complain about the term "open source," particularly when it's used to further storage innovation. This week, Seagate has announced the expansion of the open source program associated with its Seagate Kinectic Open Storage platform to include API and libraries. It's an enterprise announcement, enabling those firms to leverage a new programming interface and integrate it into cloud software stacks, additional devices, and new systems. Mark Re, Seagate’s chief technology officer, had this to say about the reveal: "Seagate is committed to the Kinetic platform and we see enormous... Read more...
Another day, another batch of mobile hard drives to store your ever-growing library of memories and documents. Seagate has today announced that its Wireless Plus mobile storage family has added a 500GB, 1TB, and 2TB version. Plus, there's now integration with popular cloud storage platforms such as Google Drive and Dropbox. In essence, these drives enable media that's stored to be easily streamed on nearby mobile devices -- everything from a Galaxy Tab to an iPhone to a Kindle Fire or a Surface 2. If you just don't have enough internal storage on your mobile device, or you have multiple kids looking... Read more...
LaCie is in the process of informing its customers that any purchases made on the company's website within the last year could be compromised. The even scarier part about this is that the suspected data breach could have went on longer -- maybe much longer -- if the FBI didn't inform LaCie last month that it had reason to believe a person used malware to gain access to information from customer transactions made from March 27, 2013 to March 10, 2014. Everything about this situation is disturbing. There's the fact that this went on for so long unbeknownst to LaCie, and also that after being alerted... Read more...
There’s another 6TB HDD player in the mix, as Seagate announced its latest enterprise-class hard drive, the Seagate Enterprise Capacity 3.5 HDD v.4, and the company claims that it can beat the competition’s performance by 25%. Regardless, 6TB is incredible density for a single HDD, and Seagate’s version features enterprise-class reliability and Self-Encrypting Drives (SED) with Instant Secure Erase for security. The 7200rpm drives offer either a 12Gbps SAS interface or a SATA 6Gbps interface, and Seagate says that they’re ideal for data centers that are supporting cloud... Read more...
Seagate’s LaCie brand has boldly laid claim to the distinction of having the world’s fastest portable external storage solution with its Thunderbolt 2-equipped Little Big Disk. LaCie says that the unit can rock speeds of up to 1,375MBps. (Note that’s megabytes, not megabits.) The Little Big Disk is outfitted with two 500GB PCIe Gen 2 SSDs in RAID 0, and LaCie says that the solution is ideal for 4K video editing, with the ability to transfer 300GB of 4K footage in under three minutes. A big selling point for the Little Big Disk is the ability to daisy chain it with other units,... Read more...
Back in December, online backup provider Backblaze presented a simple question: "Enterprise Drives: Fact or Fiction?" The answer, at least based-upon the company's small sampling of drives (over 10,000 "drive hours" were tested), it was discovered that enterprise drives don't necessarily live longer. In fact, in Backblaze's particular case, they lived shorter lives. Of course, "enterprise" drives are designed for more than just longer life, but this kind of test proves that those who might opt for so-called enterprise / RAID drives might be overspending for features they don't need, with the false... Read more...
Seagate and LaCie came to CES with armloads of new storage devices, and the first thing that jumps out at you about the whole schmeer is the impressive capacity of the lot of them. And capacity, it seems, was indeed a focus. “People around the world are in urgent need of space to store their most cherished memories, information and data, so we at Seagate are on a mission to provide people with the space they need for all of their lifelong experiences,” said Scott Horn, VP marketing. “To keep pace with changing needs and demands, we have to remove limits around design, function,... Read more...
You may not have heard of Supertron Electronics before, but over in India, the company's name is much better known. Supertron has a longstanding relationship with Seagate which, for thirteen years, existed as an import partner and sub-distributor. In 2006, Supertron became an official Seagate National Distributor, giving Seagate an extended presence in India and local areas. Apparently some unscrupulous folks have decided to take advantage of both company's good names. According to Supertron Electronics, gray market dealers are importing fake Seagate hard drives, rebadging them as Supertron models,... Read more...
Tablets are crazy popular, there's no arguing that. At the same time, they're also incredibly gimped in terms of storage capacity when compared to full fledged desktops and notebooks, and though putting data in the cloud helps address this discrepancy, that won't do you a lick of good during an Internet outage. At some point, tablets have to start offering more storage space, and Seagate wants to help accelerate the process. To do that, Seagate announced its new Ultra Mobile HDD designed exclusively for mobile devices. When integrated with its Mobile Enablement Kit, which includes Seagate's Dynamic... Read more...
Seagate’s Solid State Hybrid Drive (SSHD) technology is taking a step forward, into the enterprise space. The company announced that it has created the “world’s fastest” enterprise hard drive with the Seagate Enterprise Turbo SSHD. Seagate’s SSHD technology has been available in notebooks and desktops for some time now, and it ostensibly offers near-SSD performance at near-HDD prices by incorporating some solid state technology with traditional spinning disk design. The ‘tweener option is an interesting one, and it makes sense in the enterprise space. Seagate... Read more...
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