Seagate Archive 8TB HDD (ST8000AS0002) - £193.06 @ ITSupplier
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Seagate Archive 8TB HDD (ST8000AS0002) - £193.06 @ ITSupplier

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Found 21st Apr 2015
Technical Description: Seagate Archive HDD ST8000AS0002 - Hard drive - 8 TB - internal - 3.5" - SATA 6Gb/s - buffer: 128 MB - ST8000AS0002 (Components > Internal Hard Drives)

Industry's first high-capacity hard drive designed for cost-effectively storing active archive data and cloud content. Lowest cost/TB online data archive solution for petabytes of growing archival storage helps to ensure affordable long-term data management. SMR-enabled technology ensures efficient and economical cold storage operations even in the harshest data centre environments. The 3.5-inch Archive HDD is optimised for cold data storage with the lowest power consumption and the on-demand, time-to-ready PowerChoice feature. Best fit applications: Online archiving, Large data object storage, Big data cold storage, Cloud active archive, Web-scale archiving.

Warranty: Three years.

8 Comments

Puzzled about the neg's, best price as far as I can see (that actually has stock). Has delivery been added?

No doubt this will start the "All eggs in one basket crew" and Seagate quality discussions YET again.

Anyone used this supplier or have a cheaper supplier?
Edited by: "Sin_of_nature" 21st Apr 2015

Sin_of_nature

Puzzled about the neg's, best price as far as I can see (that actually … Puzzled about the neg's, best price as far as I can see (that actually has stock). Has delivery been added?No doubt this will start the "All eggs in one basket crew" and Seagate quality discussions YET again.Anyone used this supplier or have a cheaper supplier?



IMHO this time there's more to it than that - but I've said my peace on the 1st deal on this HDD and won't start it again: read the reviews, read the comments on NewEgg and other sites and then decide whether it's worth it at any cost...

Editor

Just.....Woah!

http://richfieldmnchamber.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/06/eggs-in-one-basket.jpg

Sin_of_nature

Puzzled about the neg's, best price as far as I can see (that actually … Puzzled about the neg's, best price as far as I can see (that actually has stock). Has delivery been added?No doubt this will start the "All eggs in one basket crew" and Seagate quality discussions YET again.Anyone used this supplier or have a cheaper supplier?



I haven't voted but I'm interested in knowing where else you may have seen it cheaper as I'm not in a huge rush to get them now, but after a pair, and saving a few quid if possible sounds good to me, particularly if it's an established seller. cheers

Adrian7

... read the comments on NewEgg...



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newegg.com/Pro…d=1

Stu C

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OK can't help myself - this page is probably the best:

http://forums.storagereview.com/index.php/topic/37461-seagate-archive-hdd-review-8tb-discussion/page-2

Similar issues to what I saw on 5TB one:

http://www.reddit.com/r/DataHoarder/comments/2vxboz/seagate_archive_hdd_v2_8tb_st8000as0002_write/

"In any case, after talking with 4 Seagate technicians since December I'm convinced they have no idea what this drive is for."

"The use cases certainly haven't been defined well in this case. That's why HGST is going host managed."

Don't get me wrong, SMR is a clever tech that does have a future. But this is gen 1 and not only everything is "trade secret" but it seems a lot of things need to be worked out. Not even StorageReview knows for sure how the drive does things internally nor will Seagate clarify things.

As SMR is completely "drive managed" there is nothing the host/OS can do now or in the future. Nor is there any host or OS support for SMR in the near future. I would not expect Seagate to overhaul the firmware later on anyway, they will just launch gen 2.

I have no problem with people taking a punt - drive is cheap for size for sure.

Adrian7, nice info and links. Thanks (_;)
Edited by: "Sin_of_nature" 22nd Apr 2015
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