TAIPEI, Taiwan, March 25, 2014 – Infortrend (Public TPE: 2495) today announced that EonStor DS 3000 and EonNAS 3000 storage systems now support HGST 6TB Ultrastar He6 3.5-inch NL-SAS drives, the first 6TB drives in the storage solution industry.
HGST 6TB drives on Infortrend storage systems deliver 50 percent more capacity in the same 3.5-inch form factor compared to previously-popular 4TB drives. This means Infortrend EonStor DS 3000 systems with 360 drives through JBOD enclosures can accommodate up to a massive 2,160TB capacity, as opposed to 1,440TB with 4TB drives.
In addition to industry-leading capacity, HGST 6TB drives run 4-5 degrees Celsius cooler and are 50g lighter than traditional 4TB hard drives. This makes Infortrend storage solutions an attractive offering for bulk storage and large archives with more capacity and less power consumption, cooling, and rack weight.
“We work closely with customers like Infortrend to ensure that our 6TB Ultrastar He6 drives launch on the industry’s best platforms,” said Brendan Collins, vice president of product marketing at HGST. “With this collaboration, Infortrend storage solution customers can now utilize 6TB drives that combine more capacity and greater efficiency.”
“Global partnerships that benefit users are vital for Infortrend, and we are pleased to be one of the first storage vendors leveraging the new 6TB drives from HGST,” said Thomas Kao, senior director of Product Planning at Infortrend. “We can now offer customers enhanced storage capabilities, as our systems are optimized to make the most of these bigger drives, featuring convenient scalability.”
Founded in 1993, Infortrend Corporation (Public TPE: 2495) is a leading provider of high performance networked storage solutions focusing on quality, reliability, choice and value. Fueled by a depth of technological expertise and system level knowledge, Infortrend storage solutions have been widely deployed on a variety of demanding applications by multiple users across commercial and industrial markets. Its core brands include the ESVA, EonStor DS, EonStor and EonNAS product families. For more information, please visit www.infortrend.com.
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News Source : HGST 6TB Drives Now Available for Infortrend Storage Systems Addressing Growing Storage Needs and Better Data Center Efficiency, Infortrend EonStor DS 3000 and EonNAS 3000 Storage Supports 6TB Ultrastar® He6 Hard Disk Drives