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Seagate Enterprise Capacity 8TB HDD Specifications:

 

Seagate Enterprise Capacity 8TB HDD Features:

  • 8TB, 3.5-inch enterprise drive with industry-leading 6-disk technology,¹ resulting in 33% more storage in the same storage slot
  • Advanced Write Caching feature to utilize enhanced algorithms, resulting in the industry’s highest nearline storage workload performance efficiencies—100% performance improvement in random writes over last-generation drive
  • Widely accepted, proven ninth-generation conventional perpendicular recording technology for reliable access to unstructured data in bulk storage applications
  • 12Gb/s SAS and SATA 6Gb/s interfaces in industry-standard advanced formats for easy integration into replicated and RAID multi-drive storage servers and systems
  • State-of-the-art cache, on-the-fly error-correction algorithms, super parity and end-to-end SAS-based data integrity for accurate data storage
  • Industry-leading rotational vibration tolerance design helps ensure consistent performance in dense multi-drive systems
  • Engineered for 24×7 workloads of 550TB/yr—10× that of desktop drives
  • Robust performance with dual processors, ramp load technology, top-cover-attached motor and humidity sensor for optimum performance in all chassis
  • On-demand PowerBalance™ feature available for lower power/performance in random read/write environments
  • Seagate Secure™ Self-Encrypting Drive featuring Instant Secure Erase for cost-saving drive retirement and secure data-at-rest protection2
  • Seagate SeaTools™ diagnostic software to provide drive self-tests ensuring unnecessary downtime and maximizing TCO

 

All information courtesy of Seagate.

Seagate Enterprise Capacity 8TB HDD Testing:

Testing of hard drives can be done in several different ways. One method involves leaving the drive bare and connecting it as a secondary drive in an existing system. By simultaneously cleaning the drive after each benchmark run-through, this allows you to see its theoretical peaks in performance. However, these results would only represent a best-case scenario – one that you may never see unless operating a bare drive. The second method, which OverclockersClub employs, involves loading the operating system and benchmarking suite onto the test drive itself. This would give performance results that emulate real-world usage more closely. Testing will be completed with the Z87-based system listed below, alongside a fresh install of Windows 7 Professional 64-bit that is updated to SP1 and fully patched as of the date of testing. The latest Intel Rapid Storage technology drivers and software have also been installed. All SATA drives are connected to a native SATA III 6Gb/s port on the motherboard, in an effort to eliminate any possible bottlenecks with performance.

Testing Setup:

 

Comparison Drives:

 

 

Benchmarks:

  • Drive Tests:
  1. HD Tune 5.0
  2. SiSoft Sandra 2014
  3. Anvil Storage Utility
  4. ATTO Disk Benchmark 2.47
  5. CrystalDiskMark 
  6. AS SSD
  7. PCMark 8.2
  8. IOmeter 2010



  1. Seagate Enterprise Capacity 8TB HDD: Introduction & Closer Look
  2. Seagate Enterprise Capacity 8TB HDD: Specification & Features, Testing Setup
  3. Seagate Enterprise Capacity 8TB HDD Testing: HD Tune, SiSoft Sandra, Anvil Storage Utility, ATTO 2.47
  4. Seagate Enterprise Capacity 8TB HDD Testing: CrystalDiskMark, AS SSD, PCMark 8, IOmeter
  5. Seagate Enterprise Capacity 8TB HDD: Conclusion
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