Seagate reveals the "world's fastest" enterprise hard drive

By Scorpus
Jul 24, 2013
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  1. Seagate is claiming they've created the "world's fastest hard drive" with their new Enterprise Turbo SSHD, the industry's first enterprise-class solid state hybrid drive. The drive combines a high-RPM hard disk with a SSD-like NAND module, increasing the "mission critical"...

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  2. tipstir

    tipstir TS Ambassador Posts: 2,383   +105

    Hope they made it more reliable then their 2.5/3.5 Barracuda TB HDD that keeps on failing.
  3. VitalyT

    VitalyT Russ-Puss Posts: 3,114   +1,379

    In this age the only way a new HDD can beat its competition is like in the famous test:

    A group of scientists claimed they achieved record-breaking speed at transferring 1 petabyte of data to the distance of 300 meters in less than 10 seconds - all by using the conventional hard drives.

    It was achieved by recording information on 3000 drives and letting them off a sci-scraper roof in a skip.
  4. Jad Chaar

    Jad Chaar TS Evangelist Posts: 6,477   +965

    I wonder how reliable these SSHDs will be.
  5. VitalyT

    VitalyT Russ-Puss Posts: 3,114   +1,379

    The skip survived the test, see post above ;)
  6. howzz1854

    howzz1854 TS Evangelist Posts: 602   +86

    The problem with those hybrid drives is you'll need to run the same task a couple times for it to be predictably stored in the cache. otherwise, the first time you run it, it'll just run like a regular mechanical drive speed. I have a momentus XT with 8GB caching. it's super fast for certain tasks that's repeated on a regular basis (applications, startup, shutdown). but everytime you steer away from that predicted trojectry it runs slow as hell.
  7. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 9,160   +599

    AHH yes, methodology counts :)
  8. tipstir

    tipstir TS Ambassador Posts: 2,383   +105

    Run MCE record in HD back and forth for couple of weeks and months and then get back us all say this HD can live up to the promise. Prior ones fail all the time from this company.

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