Thecus NAS Now Supporting Seagate 5TB Drives
Chris Hadley / 3 years ago
Following the announcement a few weeks back that Seagate had quietly launched a 5TB enterprise level drive on to the market, the announcement a few days ago that they had then made a massive breakthrough to bring a 6TB drive to the market without the need for helium as found in Western Digital’s 6TB drive certainly through Seagate into a class leading position on the Enterprise level of the market.
With super high-capacity hard drives now become more of a common feature in the market and the demand for servers and network storage arrays with higher volume levels growing on a near day-to-day basis, Thecus have announced that their entire product range is now fully compatible with Seagate’s 5TB drives. With this announcement, Thecus has brought themselves back into the lead in the storage market with their products able to pack the highest storage densities at this moment in time.
Taking their 16bay N16000PRO into account and then packing it to the rafters with 5TB drives will leave this system alone capable of holding up to 80TB of RAW data. This is not where the story ends though as, like many systems now, Thecus NAS’ are capable of daisy-chaining multiple systems together and by adding an additional four D16000 expansion units to a single N16000Pro will leave you with an array capable of holding 400TB altogether.
Just when you thought this was enough storage to work with, Thecus have not stopped there. A single N16000Pro setup as a master system is capable of linking together eight of the 400TB arrays together which in total builds up a storage array with 3.125PB – that’s 3200TB or 3276800GB of storage to work with. Whilst this may seem a massive volume of data; and to be honest it is massive when you break things down to consumer levels, this is what the enterprise market is in high demand of and as hard drive capacities continue to rise, so will the volumes of storage arrays such as that seen above.
Source: Press Release