Seagate announces 4TB hard drives for NAS systems

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BANGALORE, INDIA: Seagate Technology announced a new NAS HDD, its one-to-five-bay network attached storage (NAS) system.


The new drive is available in multiple capacity points including a 4TB option and can provide up to 20TB of data in a five-bay NAS array. Ideally, it can store over 8,19,000 photos, 1 million songs or nearly 500 hours of high-definition (HD) video content.

"Today about 50 per cent of NAS arrays are sold diskless meaning that customers are challenged with identifying and installing the right storage for their system. By developing a drive like NAS HDD, we've taken the guesswork out of it and made it easy for customers to identify the right drive for their system," said Scott Horn, vice president, marketing, Seagate. "By collaborating closely with a variety of partners who specialize in NAS systems, we're making what was a confusing effort into a plug-and-play one."

The drive boasts near silent acoustics operating below the range of audible sound for the human ear with as low as 1.9 bels, says a release. It features Seagate's NASWorks technology which improves drive reliability by supporting features that limit drive vibrations and support extended error recovery controls for better data integrity.