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Seagate Technology Public Limited Company Delivers New Surveillance Hard Disk Drive Featuring Recovery Services

Seagate Technology plc took the wraps off the first dedicated surveillance hard disk drive (HDD) featuring Seagate Rescue(TM) services--the Seagate(R) Surveillance HDD. Engineered specifically for surveillance and video analytics applications, the Surveillance HDD is a world-class drive that employs data recovery services designed to restore data from malice or accidental failure, keeping systems in the field longer and reducing post deployment expenses. A fast and easy recovery process, Seagate Rescue services can typically restore data within two weeks depending on the type of recovery--with up to a greater than 90% success rate in data recovery. Activated at time of purchase, the rescue plan provides three years of data recovery at the fraction of what it would cost to recover data lost due to anything from computer viruses to natural disasters and more. A seventh-generation optimized surveillance HDD, the drive now expands to capacities of up to 6TB and can store up to 600 hours of high-definition (HD) content making it the industry's highest-capacity drive designed specifically for surveillance applications. Designed to scale video storage, the drive also incorporates options for rotational vibration (RV) sensors enabling it to reliably perform in systems with up to 16 drives, making it ideal for small-to-medium businesses, who typically do not have IT support, but where bulk storage for HD video and back up are highly valued. Designed to support surveillance recordings from a number of cameras no matter their resolution requirements, Surveillance HDD supports up to 32 channels and easily handles the higher write workloads required by surveillance systems. The drive supports large streaming workloads for longer periods of time meeting industry archive and resolution demands. These features, coupled with the optional R/V sensors and Seagate's Rescue service, improve drive performance in multi-drive and RAID systems and increase the value of surveillance data by delivering the high data integrity possible.

Mike Palmer Joins Seagate as Senior Vice President and General Manager of Cloud Solutions

Seagate Technology announced that Mike Palmer joined the company on September 15 as Senior Vice President and General Manager of Cloud Solutions, reporting to Seagate President Jamie Lerner.

Seagate Technology Announces Strategic Cooperation Agreement with Baidu

Seagate Technology announced that it forged a strategic cooperation agreement with Baidu to develop breakthroughs in cold storage/archiving technologies, big data analysis and shingled magnetic recording (SMR). As part of the agreement, Baidu will give priority to Seagate products when choosing components for its servers and storage facilities. In return, Seagate will give priority to Baidu when providing enterprise storage products and relevant support. In addition, Seagate will also supply enterprise capacity and performance products.

Seagate Technology Announces the Availability of the LaCie(TM) 8big Rack Thunderbolt(TM) 2 in a 48 TB Capacity

LaCie, the premium brand from Seagate Technology announced the availability of the LaCie(TM) 8big Rack Thunderbolt(TM) 2 in a 48 TB capacity. The LaCie 8big Rack is the Thunderbolt 2 storage solution on the market with speeds of up to 1330 MB/s and eight Seagate(R) 6 TB 7200 RPM professional hard disks. Built to excel with 4K video workflows, it delivers ample bandwidth to support 10-bit, 4K footage. With this kind of performance, videographers can work directly from RAW files in Apple(R) Final Cut Pro(R) or Adobe(R) Premiere(R), get maximum quality from footage and see edits in real time.

Seagate Technology plc Announces Shipping of 8TB Hard Disk Drive

Seagate Technology plc announced it is shipping the 8TB hard disk drive. An important step forward in storage, the 8TB 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. A cornerstone for growing capacities in multiple applications, the 8TB hard drive delivers bulk data storage solutions for online content storage providing customers with the high capacity density needed to address an ever increasing amount of unstructured data in an industry-standard 3.5-inch HDD. Providing up to 8TB in a single drive slot, the drive delivers maximum rack density, within an existing footprint, for the most efficient data center floor space usage possible. The 8TB hard disk drive increases system capacity using fewer components for increased system and staffing efficiencies while lowering power costs. With its low operating power consumption, the drive reliably conserves energy thereby reducing overall operating costs. Helping customers economically store data, it boasts the best Watts/GB for enterprise bulk data storage in the industry.


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