Monday, February 3rd 2014

Seagate Readies 6 Terabyte Hard Drive for Q2

Seagate is reportedly working on a 6 terabyte hard drive, which it plans to roll out in Q2 (April-June), 2014. According to leaked company road-maps, the drive could be launched in the later part of the quarter, and could be branded in the new Constellation ES.3 Megalodon series. The drive will be built in the 3.5-inch form-factor, its interface, however, remains unclear (whether it's SATA or SAS). The drive tucks in six 1000 GB platters. Competitor HGST's 6 TB Helium drive, in comparison, runs seven 857 GB ones. Given its enterprise credentials, Seagate could give it at least 7,200 RPM spindle speeds.

Source: MyCE
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49 Comments on Seagate Readies 6 Terabyte Hard Drive for Q2

#1
Steevo
I need a few. Send some for testing.
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#2
Melvis
That will be one heck of a lot of Data lost!
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#3
HopelesslyFaithful
by: Melvis
That will be one heck of a lot of Data lost!
hey at least i can actually fit my Steam games on that plus a few i own on CD/DVD/GOG
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#4
Breit
+1 for the address there on the Seagate sign! 8)
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micropage7
by: Melvis
That will be one heck of a lot of Data lost!
yeah, i just think the same, why dont they just max like 4gb with better technology to keep the data better than boosting to 6gb
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#7
HopelesslyFaithful
by: micropage7
yeah, i just think the same, why dont they just max like 4gb with better technology to keep the data better than boosting to 6gb
i am sure that is what people said when the first TB drive came out...why have more than 500GB...just make the drive better -_-
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micropage7
by: HopelesslyFaithful
i am sure that is what people said when the first TB drive came out...why have more than 500GB...just make the drive better -_-
yea, but with storage capacity above 5 gb the risk of losing data getting bigger since you save all in there, maybe get raid configuration is solution for it
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HopelesslyFaithful
by: micropage7
yea, but with storage capacity above 5 gb the risk of losing data getting bigger since you save all in there, maybe get raid configuration is solution for it
clone weekly/month or raid...all works but if you are just storing games like i would ^^ it isn't a big deal really...minus the scam ISPs are going with data limits :/
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#10
silapakorn
I doubt this is a good news coming from the company with highest failure rates across their various products.
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#11
DaveK
And I'm still rocking my 1TB drive haha, time for an upgrade :D
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#12
Breit
by: silapakorn
I doubt this is a good news coming from the company with highest failure rates across their various products.
Is this just an (educated) guess or do you have any numbers supporting this?
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#13
DaveK
by: Breit
Is this just an (educated) guess or do you have any numbers supporting this?
I saw Linus mention the quarterly drive failures of the big companies on the WAN Show and Seagate had the largest of them all, I don't have a source link for that though.
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HopelesslyFaithful
by: micropage7
here
http://www.pcworld.com/article/2089464/three-year-27-000-drive-study-reveals-the-most-reliable-hard-drive-makers.html
fuck...after giving in to peer pressure i went back to seagate....i have been a hitachi fan for almost a decade and this time around i bought 2 3TB barracudas instead of hitachi :/ I always hated WD so i never touch them.

Everyone said hitachi sucked..never had issues. Thought my current seagates are fine. I seem to see it is the delivery process that really decides if a drive will last or fail. when i bought these 2 3TB from rakuten they actually came well packaged. Newegg has had a bad history of having shotty packaging hence the high DOA in reviews. I think newegg fixed their shipping though recently. Though i am using 2 3TB as backups so if one fails no biggy the other has the data.
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micropage7
by: HopelesslyFaithful
fuck...after giving in to peer pressure i went back to seagate....i have been a hitachi fan for almost a decade and this time around i bought 2 3TB barracudas instead of hitachi :/ I always hated WD so i never touch them.

Everyone said hitachi sucked..never had issues. Thought my current seagates are fine. I seem to see it is the delivery process that really decides if a drive will last or fail. when i bought these 2 3TB from rakuten they actually came well packaged. Newegg has had a bad history of having shotty packaging hence the high DOA in reviews. I think newegg fixed their shipping though recently. Though i am using 2 3TB as backups so if one fails no biggy the other has the data.
all my hdds are seagate, and so far im pretty happy with their performance
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#17
HopelesslyFaithful
i burned through seagates drives as a kid back when 60-120-250GB drives were brand new. All the P2P hosting murdered them lol those things flickered nonstop with all the P2P i did as a kid. Once when i used azurus (sp?) for like a straight year i uploaded a TB of data lol This was 2000ish so that was when i finally got DSL lol. ISDN was terrible.
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Frick
Fishfaced Nincompoop
For end users this is probably better data.
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#20
kn00tcn
regarding the backblaze stats, they had some unfair data sets, the seagate drives being under 2tb while the others being 2tb is a big warning sign for example

http://www.tweaktown.com/articles/6028/dispelling-backblaze-s-hdd-reliability-myth-the-real-story-covered/index.html

i much prefer hardware.fr/behardware's stats which come from actual store return rates http://www.behardware.com/articles/881-6/components-returns-rates-7.html but they're starting to get out of date now

in the end, there's A LOT more to a hard drive than the brand... individual models, even individual firmware can have large variations

in fact, my 2x640gb seagates from 2008 are the same date, same model, same firmware, same factory, but if you look at the PCBs, one is revA one is revB, & the revA clicks for years (head parks that is, high fly writes SMART value goes up as well)

6tb is a lot of data loss yes... but if you go from SD video content to HD content, or 700mb games to 4gb games to 20gb games, it can be about the same 'amount' of loss as years ago, just at a larger filesize due to larger resolution or media quality
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#21
Melvis
by: HopelesslyFaithful
hey at least i can actually fit my Steam games on that plus a few i own on CD/DVD/GOG
You then need to get out more my freind lol

by: micropage7
yeah, i just think the same, why dont they just max like 4gb with better technology to keep the data better than boosting to 6gb
Yep, I only just bought my first 2TB HDD and that took alot of guts as it was. 1TB is more then enough to loose let alone fecking 6!! and seagate with there poor reliability is just asking for disaster
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#23
HopelesslyFaithful
well i would have a lot more if i could have gotten that sega pack last year :/ I refuse to pay full price with shitty terms of service. Plus most is from humble bundle/steam sale packs but they appear to have stopped doing those so i dont really buy games anymore. It isn't work 20-60 bucks for a game i may play for a few hours but a couple bucks is. out of those 50 game packs only 1-3 i really want but for 100-150 for 50 games i might as well but without that i rather just spent 3-20 for 1-3 games...their loss. They lost their way with not doing the skimming/bulk buy they did for about 2 years. I dropped like 1 grand in a year now i dont spend shit lol.
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#24
Galas
by: micropage7
yeah, i just think the same, why dont they just max like 4gb with better technology to keep the data better than boosting to 6gb
by: micropage7
yea, but with storage capacity above 5 gb the risk of losing data getting bigger since you save all in there, maybe get raid configuration is solution for it
by: kn00tcn
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6gb is a lot of data loss yes...
How can you mistake a gb for a TB?

People constantly doing this triggers my OCD badly.
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Frick
Fishfaced Nincompoop
by: Galas
How can you mistake a gb for a TB?

People constantly doing this triggers my OCD badly.
WTF are you doing on the internet then? How do you manage to stay alive?
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