Seagate Shows off 14TB Helium Exos X14 Enterprise, Releasing Fully This Summer

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Mar 24, 2018
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Seagate is a world leader in Data Storage solutions in the enterprise and consumer market for years, has today shown its 14TB Helium based ExosTM X14 Enterprise drive at the OCP U.S. Summit 2018 in San Jose, California. The Seagate Exos X14 delivers high performance and greater capacity for hyperscale data centers looking to efficiently and cost-effectively manage increasing amounts of data.

More Affordable Storage For The Enterprise With The Exos x14 From Seagate

Enterprises across the globe face the increasing challenge of managing a massive increase in data volume as the world is expected to create 163 zettabytes of data in 2025, according to a study by analyst firm IDC and sponsored by Seagate. As the need for hyperscale and cloud storage rises to unprecedented levels, as consumer and professional usage skyrockets Seagate’s Exos X14 hard drive is a direct response to customer demand for increased enterprise storage capacity and efficiency.

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By offering greater storage density in the same 3.5-inch footprint, Seagate’s Exos X14 drive is ideal for hyperscale environments. Enhanced areal density means Seagate can deliver higher capacity storage in a smaller package-a milestone for meeting the demand of increasing data center needs. The Exos X14 offers the industry’s lowest power consumption, smallest footprint, and best performance in its class, making the hard drive an affordable solution for data centers looking to maximize their storage capabilities while reducing complexity and operational costs.

What this means is for businesses this can make storing all of this Data a much easier proposition and much more affordable than current drives allow as well as lowering power costs and heat generation requiring less cooling performance.

“Our hyperscale customers want the best value in terms of total cost of ownership and that is mainly driven by capacity, power efficiency, enhanced caching, and predictable I/O, Exos X14 shines on all four fronts by delivering 14TB with leading sustained transfer rates and random I/O responsiveness optimized for hyperscale applications.”

– Sai Varanasi, vice president, product line marketing, storage devices at Seagate.

It also further meets the needs of data centers by coming with built-in security, Seagate SecureTM, to encrypt all data and they claim causes no performance degradation. The new drive also features the United States government’s Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS) 140-2, Level 2 certification and the Common Criteria for Information Technology Security Evaluation (CC) – an international computer security certification standard (ISO/EIC 15408). So you can remain comfortable that your data should be safe. Other key features include 40 percent more petabytes per rack versus Exos 10TB drives, a 10 percent weight reduction versus air nearline drives due to using helium, and a flexible design that delivers wider integration options and support for a greater number of workloads.

“Baidu attaches great importance to technological innovation and is committed to providing a better experience and service to our users and customers through technical innovation. Our data needs continue to expand as our customers become increasingly reliant on data-heavy applications, we need to work with industry partners to build sustainable storage solutions. Seagate’s Exos X14 has given us a cost-effective way to easily accommodate our growing storage needs.”

– Chao Liu, senior director, system department at Baidu

The drive is currently sampling to select customers and will be followed by production availability this summer.

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