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Storage and Storage Software

Seagate Intros IronWolf Pro 10TB NAS HDD

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Seagate Intros IronWolf Pro 10TB NAS HDD

Seagate announces the IronWolf Pro-- a NAS HDD aimed at small-to-midsize enterprises wanting manage large amounts of data, as well as workload rates reaching up to 300TB per year.

Designed as an everything business NAS, the IronWolf is optimised with AgileArray to enhance performance in file-sharing, backup and private cloud environments. The technology helps balancing through dual-plane balance and rotational vibration sensors, RAID optimisation for increased performance and advanced power management.

The company also includes its Rescue Data Recovery service to cover accidental damage, as well as damage caused by natural disasters of the fire or flood variety.

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LaCie Intros Thunderbolt-Equipped Enterprise NAS

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LaCie Intros Thunderbolt-Equipped Enterprise NAS

LaCie announces a pair of enterprise storage solutions featuring Thunderbolt 3 connectivity-- the 12big and 6big, both offering speeds of up to 2600MB/s via RAID 5/6 controller.

According to the company, such speeds come through the combination of the hardware RAID controller, 256MB cache and 7200RPM Seagate enterprise-class drives. This makes the drives ideal for photography professionals moving large amounts of RAW footage from a Blackmagic camera to a Adobe Premiere, before editing multiple ProRes 422 (HQ), ProRes 444 XQ and even uncompressed HD 10-bit and 12-bit video streams.

The included HDDs are designed to operate 24x7 on 16-bay tracks and are rated for 8760 hours of operation per year. The enclosure is in aluminium, with front-accessible drives allowing for quick drive replacement.

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Seagate Launches 6th Gen 15K HDDs

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Seagate Launches 6th Gen 15K HDDs

Seagate announces what it claims is "world's fastest hard drive for mission critical applications"-- the 6th generation Enterprise Performance 15K HDDs, with sustained transfer rates reaching up to 315MB/s.

The 2.5-inch HDDs promise to improve TCO for faster time-to-data for transaction-based applications, with 2ms latency and sustained transfer rate (outer to inner) of 315 to 215MB/s. The interface fo choice is the 12GB/s SAS, while MTBF clocks at 2 million hours and a 256MB multisegmented DRAM cache is included.

Further features include TurboBoost technology (with 16GB NAND buffer) for optimum response times and Advanced Write Caching (8MB NVRAM cache) for mission-critical storage workload efficiency. Average operating power consumption varies according to model, but stands at around 4.7-5.8W.

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Dell EMC Isilon Goes All-Flash

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Dell EMC Isilon Goes All-Flash

Dell EMC announces an all-flash version of the Isilin scale-out NAS platform at Dell EMC World 2016-- the predictably named Isilon All-Flash, designed to handle massive amounts of unstructured data.

According to the company Isilon All-Flash combines the performance of flash technology with the scalability, multi-protocol access and security of the Isilon OneFS OS. It features a dense blade-node architecture consisting of 4 Isilon nodes within a singe 4U chassis, with capacity options ranging from 92 to 924TB per chassis.

Several Isilon All-Flash configurations are available, and customers can combine units into a single cluster to provide up to 92.4PB of capacity and over 1.5TB/s of aggregate performance. The system is ideal for a wide variety applications and unstructured workloads, including 4K data streaming, genomic sequencing, electronic design automation, and near real-time big data analytics.

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Drobo Storage Gets USB-C

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Drobo Storage Gets USB-C

Drobo announces a first storage array equipped with a USB-C port-- the Drobo 5C, a 5-bay self-managing storage solution offering all the features of the original Drobo hardware.

Built on BeyondRAID technology, the Drobo 5C handles a variety of different size HDDs and brand, eliminating the limitations of traditional RAID systems. Drives are easily swappable, with no need for file shuffling or configuration, and installation requires no carriers or screws. A "traffic light interface" promises initial setup takes less than 10 minutes.

Meanwhile the USB-C interface is compatible with both USB 3.0 and 2.0, and offers average performance of 250MB/sec.

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