|Seagate NAS HDD 4TB Storage Solution Launches|
|Written by Seagate Technology|
|Tuesday, 11 June 2013|
Seagate NAS HDD 4TB Storage Solution Launches
Delivers Industry's Highest Capacity And Best Performance
Custom-Built NAS HDDs Launched with Strong Support from Top NAS Provider
Seagate Technology (NASDAQ:STX) today took the wraps off its new Seagate® NAS HDD- a cutting-edge drive custom-built for always-on, one- to five-bay network attached storage (NAS) systems. Engineered with performance and reliability in mind, the new drives are available in multiple capacity points including a 4TB option- the industry's highest capacity NAS hard disk drive (HDD) solution available- and strong industry support from nine NAS system partners.
"Today about 50 percent of NAS arrays are sold diskless meaning that customers are challenged with identifying and installing the right storage for their system. By developing a drive like NAS HDD, we've taken the guesswork out of it and made it easy for customers to identify the right drive for their system," said Scott Horn, Seagate vice president of marketing. "By collaborating closely with a variety of partners who specialize in NAS systems, we're making what was a confusing effort into a plug-and-play one."
Featuring up to 4TB of storage the drive now enables NAS systems, such as those utilized in homes and small to midsize businesses (SMB), to provide up to 20TB of data in a five-bay NAS array. And with over 30 percent capacity improvement over competitive offerings, the NAS HDD 4TB drive delivers the highest capacity available on the market.
Cost effective drives built specifically for NAS solutions, the 4TB option has the capacity to store over 819,000 photos, 1 million songs or nearly 500 hours of high-definition (HD) video content-more than enough space for the average household. It is also ideal for small businesses with large enough capacities to support CAD files, medical images and databases.
"QNAP is thrilled to be teaming up with Seagate to offer our customers a high-performance storage solution optimized for NAS systems," said Meiji Chang, general manager of QNAP. "The Seagate NAS HDD allows us to deliver the highest capacity storage offering on the market while providing our customers with a huge boost in performance and a reliable business level NAS solution for 24x7 operations."
"Households and SMBs continue to generate a significant amount of data, and need fast and reliable storage solutions," said John Rydning, IDC's research vice president for hard disk drives. "Rather than taking hours or days to transfer a large amount of digital content over the internet to a cloud storage service provider, Seagate's new NAS HDD provides a high-capacity solution for fast data transfers and backups on-premise over local networks."
Built to provide up to 10 percent performance advantage, over the competition for 24x7 NAS applications, the NAS HDD is engineered for performance in always on applications and can support multiple HD video streams and user profiles. The drive boasts near silent acoustics operating below the range of audible sound for the human ear with as low as 1.9 bels, providing optimized acoustics for the home or SMB environment. It also features Seagate's own NASWorksTM technology which improves drive reliability by supporting features that limit drive vibrations and support extended error recovery controls for better data integrity.
Seagate NAS HDDs are built and tested to provide industry-leading performance for small NAS systems. Key features of the NAS HDD include:
Designed with compatibility in mind, Seagate NAS hard disk drives have been rigorously tested by some of today's top NAS providers and flawlessly integrated into their NAS solutions. For more information on the Seagate NAS HDD and qualified OEM partners please visit www.seagate.com/www/nashdd.
Strong NAS Partner Support
"D-Link prides itself on developing innovative and intuitive solutions. By adding Seagate's new NAS HDD to our compatible product list, we continue to make it easy for our customers to choose the right storage and get the best experience and reliability from their D-Link NAS," said Jocelyn Chung, D-Link vice president of marketing, D-Link global headquarters.
"LenovoEMC is focused on delivering innovative and cost-effective storage solutions that our customers value," said Eric Arcese, president and general manager, LenovoEMC Ltd. "Seagate's new NAS HDD has been built and tested to provide a performance advantage for always-on NAS applications while at the same time being offered at an affordable price. As a qualified drive for use with Lenovo network storage products, the NAS HDD gives our customers the opportunity to further maximize the return on their technology investments- that's what we call a ‘win-win' all around."
"Seagate has been a trusted partner for many years, and we are excited to integrate these new drives into our DiskStations and RackStations," said Vic Hsu, CEO of Synology Inc. "By supporting Seagate's new NAS HDD, Synology will provide users with more freedom in the choice of hard drives and continue to deliver robust and reliable NAS solutions that our customers can count on."
"The majority of our NAS systems are sold diskless so it just makes sense to partner with an industry leader like Seagate and bring a product to market that is purpose built for NAS arrays," said Florence Shih, general manager of Thecus Technology. "And with a name like NAS HDD, it makes it easy for customers to ask for the product by name and know that they are getting the right drive for our solutions."