On Tuesday, Seagate Technology took the wraps off its newest NAS hard disk drive (HDD). The new storage solution has been designed specifically with one to five always-on network attached storage (NAS) systems in mind.
Seagate also believes that its focused NAS HDD development will make purchasing NAS storage solutions far less strenuous for the consumer. “Today about 50 percent 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, Seagate vice president of marketing. “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.”
Seagate’s new line of NAS HDDs boasts impressive data capacity with models featuring up to 4TB of storage in a single drive, to provide up to 20TB of data in a five-bay NAS array. Currently Seagate’s 4TB NAS HDD offers the highest capacity available on the market with over 30 percent more capacity than competitors.
Segate’s NAS HDDs are currently available for purchase from select retailers with more information available on Seagate.com. The 2TB model is currently available for $126, the 3TB model is available for $168, and the 4TB model is available for $229 (prices according to CDW).