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Paul.Cov
05-04-2015, 09:34 PM
Pricespy is showing a new internal drive from Seagate. 8TB in the usual 3.5 inch form factor.

Uses Shingled Magnetic Recording, which still has to prove itself in the real world.

Priced very competitively at 5 cents per GB, same as all the better value $/GB options in the 1-4TB range.

No sign of WD having a matching product yet.

I suspect heat may be a weak point for these, as they specify 60 degrees C as the peak temp for the enclosure. In a small, realtively closed external enclosure they'd potentially go over this during summer - which might be a reason they're not in external enclosures yet, and marketed as for Cloud storage oprations.

pcuser42
05-04-2015, 10:34 PM
The only problem with an 8TB drive is being able to afford another one to back all that up ;)

wainuitech
05-04-2015, 11:51 PM
The only problem with an 8TB drive is being able to afford another one to back all that up ;) +1 couldn't agree more :thumbs:

For the price shown on Price spy, I'd rather buy a couple of 4's = cheaper.

BBCmicro
06-04-2015, 01:15 PM
StorageTech gave it an OK review for archive purposes but its graphs showed another story for general use

http://www.storagereview.com/seagate_archive_hdd_review_8tb

Personally I will stick with my WD 2TB portables. The Elements version is about $150 - so 4 of them is $600. (Admittedly a lot more than the Seagate 8TB at $400)


The 2TB portables have the advantage of not requiring an external power supply. Also, the size of 4 of them is not much more than a 3.5"

Mirddes
06-04-2015, 11:39 PM
HGST is currently sampling the new 10TB HDDs.

https://www.hgst.com/science-of-storage/next-generation-data-centers/10tb-smr-helioseal-hdd (https://www.hgst.com/science-of-storage/next-generation-data-centers/10tb-smr-helioseal-hdd)

JTunn
09-04-2015, 02:01 AM
What are you guys storing on 8TB drives? I see myself as a digital hoarder, and I am not even close to filling up my 2TB drive :O

Mirddes
09-04-2015, 03:18 AM
when i got my 6TB drive, putting all my data on it half filled it and freed up several drives, each now living out its days in several different computers.