Seagate Technology today unveiled its 14TB helium-based Exos X14 enterprise drive at the OCP U.S. Summit 2018 in San Jose, Calif. The new hard disk delivers high performance and greater capacity for hyperscale data centers.
According to Seagate, the 3.5-inch Exos X14 offers the "industry's lowest power consumption," smallest footprint, and "best performance" in its class.
It also comes with built-in security, Seagate Secure, to encrypt all data without performance degradation. The new drive also features the United States government's Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS) 140-2, Level 2 certification and the Common Criteria for Information Technology Security Evaluation (CC) - an international computer security certification standard (ISO/EIC 15408). Other key features include 40 percent more petabytes per rack versus Exos 10TB drives, a 10 percent weight reduction versus air nearline drives, and a flexible design that delivers wider integration options and support for a greater number of workloads.
Seagate is currently sampling the drive to select customers and will be widelt availabile this summer.
Additional product demonstrations at the OCP U.S. Summit 2018 include the Seagate Guardian Series portfolio, Nytro Q-Boost, HAMR-based drives as well as the Nytro 5000 NVMe SSD. Furthermore, Seagate and American Megatrends Inc. (AMI) will demonstrate how the new AMI MegaRAC Baseboard Management Controller (BMC) Firmware enhance manageability of Seagate's enterprise Nytro 5910 NVMe SSDs. Seagate will also exhibit MACH.2 Multi Actuator and HAMR technology with demonstrations conducted by Seagate and Seagate technology partners.