HARD DRIVES

10TB Enterprise Hard Drives Now Available

Drop-in ready for mainstream enterprise

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July 6, 2016 at 1:00 PM

Expanding upon its 8TB series of drives that were introduced last year, HGST (A western digital subsidiary) has now started supplying us their next generation of helium-sealed drives in a new 10TB capacity. We have seen a rapid rise in the adoption of these drives here at Thinkmate, and HGST tells us that more than 4 million HelioSeal units have been deployed in datacenters worldwide - proving that customers have embraced and trusted the technology behind these drives. But what's the difference between this and other 10TB drives on the market? Let's take a look.

The first to use conventional recording methods

While there are other drives available in this size, this is the first 10TB drive that uses conventional recording methods. Other drives of this size so far have use a technology called shingled magnetic recording (SMR). In SMR drives, the magnetic traps overlap, and that can translate to longer writing times, as the drive sometimes needs to rewrite to adjacent tracks. The UltraStar He10 uses the standard technology that has been in use in the industry for the last decade, called perpendicular magnetic recording (PMR).

Better suited for the enterprise

Because the PMR technology does not have the downsides of SMR, these drives can handle the constant recording routine found in busy environments.

It's sealed with Helium instead of air

Compared to regular plain air, helium is lighter, and that creates less drag on the discs. The lower level of friction, combined with hermetic seals designed to prevent contaminates and humidity , allows these drives to run at a much cooler temperature.

Helium allows the use of more platters using the same space, allowing for a higher density while running even cooler than air-filled drives - making them ideal for use in the data center where low temperates are vital. Let's look a sample deployment:

Hightlights and detailed specs



Available on STX-NL

These drives are now available and ready to be configured on our STX-NL servers. Explore below:

Storage Servers for Nearline - STX-NL

2U

STX-NL
XE12-1260V3-SAS3

 

Supports:
Intel Xeon E5-1600v4
512 GB DDR4 Registered ECC
12 3.5" SAS/SATA Hot-Swap
1 PCIe 3.0 x16 LP
SAS3 12Gb/s Ready
$3,467.00
Configure
4U

STX-NL
XE24-1460V3-SAS3

 

Supports:
Intel Xeon E5-1600v4
512 GB DDR4 Registered ECC
24 3.5" SAS/SATA Hot-Swap
1 PCIe 3.0 x16
SAS3 12Gb/s Ready
$4,092.00
Configure
4U

STX-NL
XE36-1460V3-SAS3

 

Supports:
Intel Xeon E5-1600v4
512 GB DDR4 Registered ECC
36 3.5" SAS/SATA Hot-Swap
1 PCIe 3.0 x16 LP
SAS3 12Gb/s Ready
$4,480.00
Configure
2U

STX-NL
XE12-2260V3-SAS3

 

Supports:
Intel Xeon E5-2600v4
1 TB DDR4 Registered ECC
12 3.5" SAS/SATA Hot-Swap
1 PCIe 3.0 x16 LP
SAS3 12Gb/s Ready
$3,988.00
Configure
2U

STX-NL
XE12-2262V3-SAS3

 

Supports:
Intel Xeon E5-2600v4
1.5 TB DDR4 Registered ECC
12 3.5" SAS/SATA Hot-Swap
2 PCIe 3.0 x16 LP
Quad 10-Gigabit Ethernet
$3,994.00
Configure
3U

STX-NL
XE16-2360V3-SAS3

 

Supports:
Intel Xeon E5-2600v4
1 TB DDR4 Registered ECC
16 3.5" SAS/SATA Hot-Swap
1 PCIe 3.0 x16
Dual 10-Gigabit Ethernet
$4,211.00
Configure
3U

STX-NL
XE16-2362V3-SAS3

 

Supports:
Intel Xeon E5-2600v4
1.5 TB DDR4 Registered ECC
16 3.5" SAS/SATA Hot-Swap
2 PCIe 3.0 x16
Quad 10-Gigabit Ethernet
$4,343.00
Configure
4U

STX-NL
XE24-2460V3-SAS3

 

Supports:
Intel Xeon E5-2600v4
1 TB DDR4 Registered ECC
24 3.5" SAS/SATA Hot-Swap
1 PCIe 3.0 x16
Dual 10-Gigabit Ethernet
$4,601.00
Configure
4U

STX-NL
XE24-2462V3-SAS3

 

Supports:
Intel Xeon E5-2600v4
1.5 TB DDR4 Registered ECC
24 3.5" SAS/SATA Hot-Swap
2 PCIe 3.0 x16
Quad 10-Gigabit Ethernet
$4,733.00
Configure
4U

STX-NL
XE36-2460V3-SAS3

 

Supports:
Intel Xeon E5-2600v4
1 TB DDR4 Registered ECC
36 3.5" SAS/SATA Hot-Swap
1 PCIe 3.0 x16 LP
SAS3 12Gb/s Ready
$4,989.00
Configure
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