updated 04:43 pm EDT, Tue August 26, 2014
New drive uses increased areal density for mass data storage
Storage solutions provider Seagate today announced it is shipping the world's first 8TB hard disk drive. The five-platter enterprise-oriented drive is in limited availability right now to "select customers," with wide scale availability next quarter, and a retail release shortly thereafter.
The new large capacity drive uses a conventional 3.5-inch form factor, and utilizes the SATA-3 interface, pushing up to 6Gb/s of data. The offering features multi-drive rotational velocity tolerance, assisting the drive in maintaining speed, even when grouped with multiple other drives. Other specifications of the drive are not yet known.
Pricing for the drive is not yet available.