HGST’s new 10TB HDD: This is definitely not going to be an ordinary drive. HGST has now started to sample 10TB hard disk drives. After 10 months of introducing the first 6TB hard disk drive, it has again wooed the market with its 10TB hard disk drives. Since then Seagate has managed to introduce the first ever 8TB hard drive and also has given a hint too that it is going to have 10TB models already out in the market.
HGST’s 10TB model coalesce two different technologies. One is based on using Helium rather than air and the other one is shingled magnetic recording. HGST has claimed that when combined together, they will provide that lowest cost and power consumption per TB. However, a little is revealed about that drive other than the fact that it is a 3.5-inch model to be marked under the Helioseal Banner.
As the reports have mentioned, it will target enterprise-class applications such as Active Achieve, Cool-to-Cold storage, Cloud Storage, Internet Media, etc, but HGST has not confirmed when it will be formally available to the users. The company has also introduced a new 8TB HDD that is a part of the new drive system, the Ultra star He8. This is the one that uses seven platters and uses nearly a quarter less energy than 6TB air-filled hard disk drive at a sheer 5.1w according to HGST.
HGST has also commented that it uses a second generation HelioSeal process; it comes with a number of enterprise features like secure erase, self-encryption, 4Kn/512e modes and a special Rebuilt Assist mode.
The drives have a maximum areal density of 664G bits/inch and a whopping 128 MB cache. They come with five-year warranty, a MTBF of 2 million hours, a rotational speed of 7200RPM, an average latency of 4.16 ms, an average seek time of 8.5ms and a sustained transfer rate of 205MBps. For those ho don’t know when the first 1GB drive was originated, the exact period is 1991 while the first 1TB model came in 2007.