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Spooky Storage Savings for Seagate Drives

October 13th, 2015 Comments off

Spooky Storage Savings for Seagate Drives1. Backup Plus Fast Portable Drive

The Seagate® Backup Plus Fast Portable Drive performs at up to 2× the speed of other portable hard drives, delivering some of the fastest data transfer speeds—up to 220MB/s.

  • The highest capacity 2.5-inch portable hard drive on the market
  • Share files between PCs and Macs
  • Tough, metal design for everywhere portability
  • The Seagate Mobile Backup app allows you to back up your content directly from your mobile devices

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Back Up Your Stuff—Anytime, Anywhere
The Seagate® Backup Plus Slim Portable Drive is the simple, one-click way to protect and share your entire digital life. The thinnest portable HDD available with up to 2TB of capacity—it’s perfect. And it goes where you go.

  • Sleek, tough, metal design for everywhere portability
  • Use the Seagate Mobile Backup app to back up directly from your mobile devices
  • Share your content between PCs and Macs

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Solid State Hybrid Drives take game play to a whole new level

June 26th, 2015 Comments off

SSHD, the speed you want, the capacity you need. All in one drive. BOOT FASTER. LOAD FASTER. SHOOT FASTER.

Size matters

No need to sacrifice capacity for performance.

  • Up to 4TB capacity means more room for all your games
  • Integrated NAND Flash for top performance
  • Download, store and stream everything in your digital library

Richer gaming, killer price

Get SSD-like performance and hard drive capacity at a great price.

  • Eliminates firmware complexity and cost of SSD + HDD
  • Pays for itself by improving your productivity

Load a lot?

SSHD delivers faster map load speed for non-stop performance and non-stop play.

  • Boots Windows® 8 in 10 seconds or less
  • Performs up to 5x faster than typical drives*
  • Improves overall responsiveness by up to 30%

seagate-solid-state-hard-driveDesktop SSHD

Boost your battlestation

  • Eliminates firmware complexity and cost of SSD + HDD
  • Available in 1TB, 2TB, & 4TB capacities
  • Easy to install, backed by a 3-year warranty

Customer Reviews:

"Since installing the Seagate 4 terabyte Desktop SSHD drives at Clutch, our computer performance has never been better. Computer boot times are practically instantaneous and game speeds have noticeably improved! With all the new storage, we’ve been able to feature many more games than ever before, allowing us to appeal to an even wider range of gamers.”

Details: Desktop SSHD

Laptop SSHDs

seagate-laptop-solid-state-hard-driveNon-stop performance to go

  • Maximum performance and capacity in all-in-one solution
  • Available in 500GB & 1TB capacities
  • Fits any standard or ultra-thin laptop or notebook
    Customer Reviews:
    "What we will say is that, thanks to its SSHD hybrid structure, the Seagate Laptop Thin HDD booted up games faster and installed games from disc slightly faster too, in comparison to the WD Blue. If we had to recommend one, the Seagate has the slight edge in terms of performance. Thanks to it being around the same size as the original HDD, it’s easier to install, too.”

Details: Mobile and Laptop SSHD

Seagate Delivers Purpose-Built 4TB Video Hard Disk Drive

May 21st, 2013 Comments off

seagatevideo3-5hddSeagate Technology today announced the new Seagate® Video 3.5 HDD— the industry’s first 4TB, 3.5-inch hard disk drive (HDD) engineered specifically for use in video applications.

Seagate® Video 3.5 HDD is for use in such as digital video recorders (DVRs), set-top boxes (STBs), and surveillance systems.

Purpose-built for video solutions, the Video 3.5 HDD can store up to 480 hours of high-definition (HD) content making it the industry’s highest-capacity drive designed specifically for video.

Engineered to deliver superior performance and operation in three key areas of importance to manufacturers– high capacity and streaming capability, reliability and acoustics— the Video 3.5 HDD is ideal for satellite and cable providers and surveillance system builders. Featuring capacities up to 4TB, the drive supports up to 16 simultaneous HD streams or 20 standard-definition streams as well as 24×7 operation capabilities making it ideal for video content applications.

“Leveraging Seagate’s 10 years of experience understanding the requirements of the video market, we’ve combined our knowledge on heat, acoustics and power to deliver what we believe to be the most reliable DVR drive in the world,  Our commitment to deliver a drive with unrivaled reliability ensures the safekeeping of consumers’ content as well as keeping DVRs, STBs, and surveillance systems in the field longer.” said Scott Horn, Seagate vice president of marketing.

Featuring industry-leading reliability, the Video 3.5 HDD has a 0.55 percent annual failure rate enabling product to be kept in the field longer while reducing the cost of field deployment and maintaining customer retention— making it ideal for manufacturers who need reliable product with long lifespans. The drive is engineered for low power consumption and heat emissions allowing solution providers greater design flexibility.

“We congratulate Seagate on its newest innovation, Seagate is a leader in the dedicated video HDD space, delivering top-of-the-line products that help us bring customers the most advanced and reliable DVRs in the industry.” said Mark Jackson, president of EchoStar Technologies, one of the top DVR manufacturers for the satellite market in North America.

The living-room environment requires superior acoustic management to limit audible distractions during operation of DVRs and STBs and the Video 3.5 HDD enables designers to build the quietest home entertainment systems possible. Boasting near silent acoustics, the drive operates below the range of audible sound for the human ear at just 2.3 decibels providing optimized acoustics for home entertainment components — crucial for consumer electronics and video applications.

Reliable, High Capacity Video HDD Performance

Seagate® Video 3.5 HDDs are designed to deliver reliable 24×7 operation— optimized for low-power consumption, quiet operation, smooth video streaming, high reliability and high capacity.

  • Reliably delivers up to 16 simultaneous streams of HD content
  • The world’s first 4TB video storage solution—enough storage for up to 480 hours of HD video content
  • Quiet operation to enhance customer viewing and listening experiences
  • Industry-leading reliability
  • 24×7 operational profile to meet the always-on demands on the DVR market

For more information on the Seagate Video 3.5 HDD please visit here:

Nexenta Systems Raises $24 Million in Series D Financing

March 3rd, 2013 Comments off

Data storage software company Nexenta has raised $24 million in Series D financing led by new investor Four Rivers Group, with participation by existing investors Menlo Ventures, TransLink Capital, Javelin Ventures, Sierra Ventures, Razor’s Edge, and West Summit Capital.

Nexenta Systems is the world’s leading provider of Software-defined Storage solutions. The company’s flagship software-only platform, NexentaStor, delivers high-performance, ultra-scalable, cloud- and virtualization-optimized storage management. Privately held, Nexenta is headquartered in Santa Clara, California.

Nexenta has over 3,500 customers and 648 PB of storage under management.

nexenta-customers Nexenta Customers

In addition to Four Rivers, new strategic investors Presidio Ventures and UMC Capital participated. The company also announced the appointment of Mark Lockareff as chief executive officer, with former CEO Evan Powell assuming the new role of chief strategy officer.

Total storage under management exceeds 660PB and Nexenta has enabled an estimated $400 million in hardware storage sales for its reseller partners. In the past year, the number of Nexenta-powered storage deployments of one petabyte or greater grew to 33.

The company also revealed that revenue doubled year-over-year; and Nexenta has experienced triple digit growth for three consecutive years. And Nexenta now has 5,000 customer deployments.


Heat Makes Data Storage Faster

February 8th, 2012 Comments off

A new way of magnetic recording using heat will allow data processing hundreds of times faster than by current hard drive technology, – British researchers say.

International research led by the physics department at the University of York found heat could be used to record information onto magnetic media at a much faster rate than current technologies, a York release said Tuesday.

“Instead of using a magnetic field to record information on a magnetic medium, we harnessed much stronger internal forces and recorded information using only heat,” York physicist Thomas Ostler said.

“This revolutionary method allows the recording of Terabytes (thousands of Gigabytes) of information per second, hundreds of times faster than present hard drive technology. As there is no need for a magnetic field, there is also less energy consumption.”

Until now it has been believed that in order to record one bit of information — by inverting the poles in a magnetic medium — there was a need to apply an external magnetic field.

The researchers demonstrated the positions of the poles of a magnet can be inverted by an ultrashort heat pulse, harnessing the power of much stronger internal forces.

“For centuries it has been believed that heat can only destroy the magnetic order, now we have successfully demonstrated that it can, in fact, be a sufficient stimulus for recording information on a magnetic medium.” ” said Alexey Kimel of the Radboud University Nijmegen in the Netherlands.