Cyber-security company Kaspersky Labs has just exposed a U.S. spying program. According to Kaspersky the NSA is making hard drive manufactures WD and Seagate embed backdoors straight into the hard drive firmware. This lets the NSA directly access raw data, agnostic of partition method (low-level format), file-system (high-level format), operating system, or even user access-level.
Seagate really wants to boost the capacity of hard drives and plans on releasing a 10 TB drive in 2015. The company has revealed that it will use shingled magnetic recording (SMR) technology to get the drive into the market in 2015.
Seagate introduced their Kinetic Open Storage Platform back in 2013. For the first time they are presenting the first hard drive for this system. The drive in question is the Seagate Kinetic 4TB, which is designed for cloud storage applications and has built-in Ethernet abilities.
Seagate today announced it is shipping the world’s first 8 TB hard disk drive. An important step forward in storage, the 8 TB hard disk drive provides scale-out data infrastructures with supersized-capacity, energy-efficiency and the lowest total cost of ownership (TCO) in the industry for cloud content, object storage and back-up disaster recovery storage.
It seems not that long ago 6 TB drives were just announced and now they are selling for as low as $300. Seagate is ready with fully functional engineering samples of its 8 TB hard drives and has sent them over to major enterprise (hosting / cloud) customers for reliability testing and feedback. This was revealed in their Q4FY earnings call by CEO Steve Luczo when responding to a question.
Seagate is said to be working on a 6TB hard drive, which they plan to roll out around the April-June time frame (Q2). According to the leaked company road maps the drive is likely to be released later in the quarter and could be branded in the new Constellation ES.3 Megalodon series.
The Samsung HDD division by Seagate Technology plc is bringing out the new shipment of 2.5-inch Spinpoint M9T hard drives. With a mere thickness of 9.5 mm it can be tagged as the world’s slimmest and thinnest hard drive which carries a storage capacity worth 2 TB. This hard drive is also available in another capacity of 1.5 TB.
Seagate’s has got something very exciting for the desktop enthusiasts on a budget, the world’s first ever 3.5-inch hybrid drive. Seagate has introduced the new ST1000DX001, which is a 7200rpm unit, with 64MB of cache and 8GB of SSD cache. It is a SATA 6Gbps drive, offering a three year warranty.
Seagate Solid State Hybrid drive (SSHD) technology is leaping forward into the enterprise space. the company has just announced that they have manufactured the fastest enterprise hard drive with Seagate Enterprise Turbo SSHD. The industry’s first enterprise solid state hybrid drive (SSHD), the Enterprise Turbo SSHD combines the capacity and competence of a hard drive with solid-state flash enabling high-speed performance for mission decisive data such as big data and transaction process.
On Tuesday Seagate introduced a new hard drive which is specifically made for NAS (network attached storage) installations. NAS is considered to be one of the most reasonably priced centralized storage solutions for small office networks and homes. But since most NAS devices do not come with drives, Seagate did the honors of taking a step further announcing its Seagate NAS HDD.