Storage powerhouse Seagate has unveiled their latest nearline hard drive. Available in sizes up to 6TB, Seagate’s offering promises improved performance as well as secure encryption. Seagate and LaCie ar also saying it offers ten times the workload rating of desktop drives.
Modern day consumers' penchant for high-quality video and computer-generated graphics require not only powerful workstations but also storage devices to match. Addressing a market hungry for such equipment, LaCie has unveiled three new storage solutions at the National Assocation of Broadcasters (NAB) show that puts the best of Thunderbolt 2 technology and Seagate's drives together.
Seagate is on hand at CES 2014 and the company has some new portable storage solutions designed to keep your data safe and secure. The first of the new backup devices is called the Seagate Backup Plus Fast portable drive. Seagate says that it is the first portable 4TB storage device able to provide twice the capacity and speed of existing units.
Hard drive maker Seagate has announced a new storage device designed specifically for thin mobile devices. The hard drive is called the Seagate Ultra Mobile HDD and it promises seven times more storage capacity than a traditional 64 GB tablet with the same power needs. The storage device is a traditional hard drive promising the power, performance, and reliability of a flash device.
Seagate has been in the solid state business for a while now, but they were only catered towards the enterprise market at the time. However, the company announced a new series of solid state drives that are aimed at consumers. This marks Seagate's first steps into the consumer solid state business.
Seagate is smiling big today, having announced that it is the first ever to offer a hard drive containing 1TB platters. There are a total of four platters, making the drive an ordinary 4TB in size, but it is not the overall capacity that is the bragging point. Although it's not the most exciting announcement, there are some advantages to this drive over other 4TB offerings.
Since being founded in 1979, Seagate has shipped two billion hard drives worldwide, which the company claims is the first to achieve such a feat. However, what's probably more impressive is the fact that half of those hard drives were shipped within the last four years alone, while the first half took nearly 30 years.
Earlier this week we mentioned that Seagate had announced it would be discontinuing its entire 7200 RPM laptop hard drive family. At the time, it may have seemed that Seagate was getting out of the high-end market when it comes to notebooks and other mobile devices. However, Seagate has now announced that it is ready to launch its third-generation laptop SSHDs.
Seagate has sold a number of different hard drives aimed at the portable device market over the years. The company has been successful in the notebook market with it storage devices hidden inside a number of the notebooks on the market today. Seagate has offered several different types of hard drives in the 2.5-inch form factor including 5400 RPM and 7200 RPM drives.
Seagate certainly isn't new to the wireless external hard drive business -- they released the Satellite drive a couple months ago, and they're back here at CES 2013 to show off the successor to the Satellite, the Wireless Plus. We ended up getting our hands on the new storage solution to see what this new edition offers.