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June 11, 2013

Seagate Announces New NAS Storage Solutions

Network-attached storage devices can use more or less any 3.5-inch SATA hard drive, unless they're made with 2.5-inch units and/or SAS or some other connection in mind. Still, luck favors the prepared.

That must be why Seagate has just introduced a hard drive intended specifically for network-attached storage devices.

It doesn't have any special name. Seagate just called it the Seagate NAS HDD.

Its capacity is of 4 TB, which leads to 20 TB in five-bay network-attached storage devices.

"Today about 50 percent of NAS arrays are sold diskless meaning that customers are challenged with identifying and installing the right storage for their system. By developing a drive like NAS HDD, we've taken the guesswork out of it and made it easy for customers to identify the right drive for their system," said Scott Horn, Seagate vice president of marketing.

"By collaborating closely with a variety of partners who specialize in NAS systems, we're making what was a confusing effort into a plug-and-play one."