back to article Seagate adds FIFTY PER CENT more capacity to new NAS drive

Seagate has increased the capacity of its enterprise NAS drive, lengthened its warranty, and increased the NAS box slot count. The existing Enterprise NAS drive holds up to 4TB, has a three-year warranty and is suitable for 1-5 bay NAS enclosures. The nice new one holds up to 6TB, has a five-year warranty, and is suitable for …

  1. John Tserkezis

    How does Seagate manage the "Rescue Data Recovery" plans on such a low cost? ($30-$50).

    Or is this a subscription thing and you pay more on recovery later?

    I mean, looking at traditional data recovery services, could clock up to thousands very easily, what am I missing here?

    1. xenny

      They've got several advantages over a traditional data recovery service. They don't need to buy obscure parts at retail, or buy drives and cannibalise them. Also, there's no need to reverse engineer a drive.

      They can probably also offset some cost by using the large sample of failed drives to find frequent failure modes and designing them out of the next generation.

      It's also $30-50 for any drive. If 1 in 10 fail and are asked to be recovered, they've got an effective budget of $300-500

  2. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    NAS optimization?

    anyone know what would make one 7200rpm drive different from another by "NAS optimization" stuff on it?

  3. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Part Number?

    Can you at least give part numbers? it is the most basic thing about this new drive one could possible "forget" to mention. And does it come in the smaller sizes?

    1. WonkoTheSane

      Re: Part Number?

      And monies. What monies for drive?

  4. Anonymous C0ward
    Paris Hilton

    6TB, 16 bays

    That's a whole lot of porn.

  5. Misky
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    Great News

    As someone who rather stupidly built a home media server using WD Green drives (both drives in the mirrored pair failed on the same day... Doh), these things will be fantastic. Currently I'm running on the last gen of the Seagate NAS drives, and have had no problems. OS on an SSD and a few of these for storage works a treat.

    They are fast enough for media data store type tasks, and now big enough too at 6TB. The ones I have are nice and quiet too, which is important in the home. The ineteresting thing is the NAS optimization, basically it just makes the spinning rust more reliable for 24/7 running. I did read an article on it when they came out, but can't remember the specifics.

    A few of these may well be on the Chrimbo list.

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