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This version is a Seagate Secure Self-Encrypting Drive featuring Instant Secure Erase for cost saving drive retirement and secure data-at-rest protection.
The 8TB Enterprise Capacity SAS 12Gb/s 512 Emulation SED 3.5" Internal Hard Drive comes with industry-leading 6-disk technology, resulting in 33 percent more storage in the same storage slot. Its Advanced Write Caching feature utilizes enhanced algorithms, resulting in the industry’s highest nearline storage workload performance efficiencies, a 100 percent performance improvement in random writes over last-generation drives. It also comes with widely accepted, proven ninth-generation conventional perpendicular recording technology for reliable access to unstructured data in bulk storage applications.
This drive's dual SAS 12Gb/s interface works in an industry-standard advanced format for easy integration into replicated and RAID multi-drive storage servers and systems. It also works with other advanced features like state-of-the-art cache, on-the-fly error-correction algorithms and super parity making it perfect for a variety of storage applications including enterprise storage, cloud data centers and backup/restore solutions. Also, this drive's industry-leading rotational vibration tolerance design helps ensure consistent performance in dense multi-drive systems.