Seagate Releases Its First 6TB Hard Drive

Posted on April 7, 2014

Seagate 6TB Hard Drive

Seagate has released its first 6TB hard drive which it says is the fastest available. Computerworld reports that Seagate's new drive is 28% faster than its 4TB drive.

Seagate says other features with the Enterprise Capacity 3.5 HDD include 12Gb/s SAS and SATA 6Gb/s interfaces for easy integration and secure bulk data storage with Self-Encrypting Drive (SED) technology.

ExtremeTech explains how Seagate's 6TB drive does not make use of helium, which is a significant change. Western Digital HGST launched a 6TB hard drive hard drive in November 2013 that makes use of helium and contains it in hermetically sealed hard drives using a technology called HelioSeal.

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