View Full Version : Wow. 8TB internal drives (drools)

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.

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 ;)

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.

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


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"

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)

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

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.