Seagate has begun shipping the world's first ever 8 TB hard disk drive. While solid-state drives are better in terms of speed, hard disk drives still hold the advantage when it comes to the cost per GB of storage, making them more affordable.
The new hard disk drive is being targeted towards business and enterprise users such as cloud-based data centers and back-up disaster recovery storage settings. Such users value the ability to make the most of space; cramming 8 TB of stuff into a single 3.5-inch drive increases the storage density that these kinds of facilities can accommodate.
Seagate is shipping the 8 TB hard drive to select customers, but is planning to make it available to consumers en masse later this year. Pricing details have not yet been announced.
Record-Breaking Hard Drives
More Stats +/-
Lightweight Desktop Computers
Repurposed Computer Accessories
Smartphone External Hard Drives
Solar External Hard Drives
Compact Wireless Hard Drives
Free 2018 Report & eBook
Get the top 100 trends happening right NOW -- plus a FREE copy of our award-winning book.
Our Research Methodology
This article is one of 350,000 experiments. We use crowd filtering, big data and AI to identify insights.