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Seagate 8TB Archive V2 Enterprise Class SATA 3 Hard Drive

8TB Seagate ST8000AS0002 Archive v2, 3.5" HDD, SATA III - 6Gb/s, 5900rpm, 128MB Cache, NCQ

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Product Overview Affordable Active Archive Hard Drives for Cloud Storage
Industry’s first high-capacity hard drive designed for cost-effectively storing active archive data and cloud content.

Cost-Effective High Capacity 8TB Hard Drive
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.

Energy-Efficient High-Density Cloud Hard Drive
The 3.5-inch Archive HDD is optimised for cold data storage with the lowest power consumption and the on-demand, time-to-ready PowerChoiceTM feature.

More information can be found in the PDF below:
Data Sheet Features Supersized capacity, energy efficiency and lowest TCO
• Seagate brings over 30 years of trusted storage reliability to the growing need for online long-term storage.
• Industry’s best cost/GB/watt 8TB hard drive
• Engineered for 24×7 workloads of 180TB per year
• Drive down costs with up to 1.33TB-per-disk hard drive technology.
• SATA 6Gb/s interface optimizes burst performance
• Seagate AcuTrac™ servo technology delivers dependable performance.
• Free Seagate DiskWizard™ software allows you to install 5TB, 6TB and 8TB hard drives in Windows without UEFI BIOS
• Reliable, low-power data retrieval based on Shingled Magnetic Recording (SMR) technology
• RV-balanced for high density environments

Best-Fit Applications
• Cost-effective online archiving
• Object storage
• Big Data cold storage
• Cloud active archive
• Web-scale archiving
Specifications
Specifications
Capacity 8000 GB
Edition Archive v2
Form Factor 3.5"
SSHD No
SSHD Flash Memory Size N/A
SSHD Flash Memory Type N/A
Height 26.11 mm
Rotation Speed 5900rpm
Cache 128MB
Access Time N/A
Interface SATA III - 6Gb/s
Max. Operating Shock  
Free-Fall Sensor No
NCQ Yes
Dimensions 101.85 x 26.11 x 146.99 (WxHxD mm)
Package Type  
Warranty

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Details
Duration:
36 months
Type:
Direct
DOA Period:
28 days
RTB Period:
12 months
Manufacturer Contact Details
Manufacturer:
Seagate

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Reviews
Rated 4.8 out of 5 by 8 reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by 2 * 8/B Nas (or NSA as Zyxel would have it) Its early to say how reliable these units are. They are a decent price however and after purchasing 1 drive I soon bought another. Delivery was next day and with a reliable courier. After fitting the first drive in the Zyxel NSA325-v2 I was pleased to see the formatting options appear and I formatted the drive as a single drive in slot A. This is not an industrial application I am a home hobbyist but work on a lot of cine conversions and photographic projects. Anyhow the NAS is routed through 2 devices and transfer speed was quick. Not as fast as a USB3 direct connection but fast enough to be viable. Pleased with this I again purchased another drive which sat in the NAS and introduced itself readily and formatted easily. So I now have 16TB of none raid storage and perhaps when funds allow I will purchase 2 more and at last have the security of RAID. Thanks Scan for the excellent service. I will be back! 05 April 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Good company, good disc. Warranty elapses in Jan 2019 - good. The disc was properly packed and delivered on time. The disc is working well. When I bought the disc Scan were the cheapest. Scan also offer next day, timed delivery for £5.48. I would buy from Scan again and I will (already have) recommend Scan to my friends. 26 March 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Fantastic value for Archival or WORM usage I purchased 4 of these drives to run in my Plex server, pooled with Stablebit Drivepool and dual-parity protection via SnapRAID - these drives work brilliantly. Fantastic value per TB, but at the cost of write performance; especially when writing large amounts of data (some people have claimed hitting around 50GB transfers will result in very slow write speeds of around 2MB/s; while my own experience seemed to be just over 100GB before it crawled. Please though; do not purchase these drives expecting to use them as a primary HDD for your OS install, Steam library etc. These are named 'Archive' drives for a reason. So if you're wanting to use them for cold storage, occasional backups, or a permanent media library; these should fit the bill nicely. 03 February 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Large capacity, attractive price This is drive has large capacity and it was the main reason for buy it. It was attractively priced at the time at 180GBP compared to WD choices. Seagate disks I used before have always been reliable. It is worth noting that this is not the fastest drive out there. I use it for archiving and backup purposes mostly. If you need a drive for video editing you may wish to get a SSD disk instead. 01 January 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Good drive - done what it says on the tin. Although ive not had it for very long ive backed up all of my data to it, and so far its been working flawlessly. 19 October 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by A very big drive Big drive for archive work, Never put all your eggs in one basket !!. So far, so good, filled it and put it to one side ( NAS Backup ) Time will tell how good they are. 12 August 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great but only owned for a short time. Bought this for a back up drive that I've put into an Icy Box IB-366StU3+B USB 3.0/2.0 External Enclosure. Works perfectly for me in Windows 7 and Linux Mint 13. I'm just writing data to it the once and then occasionally read from it. For large files I was getting around 70-75 MB a second and for small files around 45MB a second. This is a little faster than I got from the 6TB WD green drive in the same setup. I heard it doesn't work well for multiple simultaneous transfers so I haven't tried that. The only caveat I have is that I've not had it very long so I can't speak for long term reliability but it's all good so far and has done all I've asked of it. 11 August 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by Very happy with these drives Being an Archive drive I was expecting slow write speeds but was pleasantly surprised with the real life speeds I was getting. Copying data to the hard drives I was getting a consistent 460 GB per hour data transfer, tested for the first 3 hours I was copying data to the drive. 29 July 2015
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Can this drive be used as a normal hard drive or is it solely for specialist archiving?
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Yes, it can be used for both.

However if your normal hard drive activities include video editing you may wish to get a solid state disk (SSD) drive.
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Technically / Black and White answer - Yes.

Should you? / Recommended - No.

Please read the answer posted by 'Cessquill' for a great explanation and analogy as to why.

It's not that you can't physically use the drive in this manner, but the way SMR works means that using it as a drive that is frequently written to will see large portions re-written; even if you're simply renaming/editing a small text file, for example.

Seagate really are being sensible here by naming it appropriately; 'Archive'.
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Yes it can be used as a boot drive on an up to date operating system. Personally for speed I would use a solid state drive to boot and this as a second unit. Transfer rates are more than acceptable however but there are faster versions if you need them. I now run 2 in a Zyxel NSA325 with no problems.
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Yes, it can. To the best of my knowledge, the only reason why it is referred to as an Archive drive is because it runs at 5900rpm, which is slightly slower than 7200rpm for 'normal' drives. I don't think this naming has any other connotation, like number of start-ups it can sustain or the overall read/write bias or the respective duty cycles.

For your info, I have had mine in service in a NAS for a while now and this slightly slower performance is not noticeable. I'm thrilled with the price point and the overall performance and can highly recommend these drives.
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The Drive has slow read speeds, you would not want to use this drive as a system disk. I am using 3 of these drives for storing data I only want to read, works great for that
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I don't believe its just for archiving only. The manufacturers make a point of stating that its role is primarily a storage medium and to that end they don't make any performance boasts or promises. However theres no reason why you couldn't. However I have read tests that have been carried out where it doesn't perform in a raid array as fast as other drives...probably the reason why they stated that its just and archive drive.
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Whilst it can be used as a regular hard drive, as others have stated it's not recommended. Nothing wrong with it per se (although I'm not up to speed on how long it lasts when you continuously write to it), but you will take a performance hit. Your hard drive would be the bottleneck in your system.

As I understand it (and I could be off the mark), the shingle technology that allows so much capacity means that when writing to the disc, several other adjacent areas will need rewriting. It's not just that the drive is slower, but it's having to physically do more.

An analogy might be if you were to replace some roof tiles/shingles. In order to secure them, you need to remove the ones above and refit them. And then the ones above them, etc., until you reach a gap. Similar thing for these drives (I think).

Therefore, writing takes a hit, but reading from it is fine. That's why it's advertised as a write-once-read-many drive, or archive drive.

There are caches and things in place that bring the write speed back up again so that it's performance is on a par with something like the Western Digital Green drives. However, I don't know what affect the increased writing has on the longevity of the thing.

You'd be recommended to use this as a data drive, but not somewhere where lots of files are constantly written (system drive, or scratch drive for workstation tasks). A lot of interest has been shown for media servers, since you can put all of your movies, music, videos, pictures, etc., on there (files that typically don't change), and it's plenty fast enough to read those files just fine.

For an extra £40-50, you could get a decent system drive (where the size doesn't really matter), and have this as a second drive in a PC (assuming you've got the space and SATA ports).

Long story short, you can use it as a regular drive, sure. Not a great choice to do so though.
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The recommended use for this is write once, read many. I'm not a techie but something to do with the technology used (Shingled Magnetic Recording if you're brighter than me and want to look it up) makes it unsuitable for constant writes though reading from it constantly seems to be fine.

It's definitely not something you should use as a boot drive.

I've got it in a USB enclosure for use as storage and back up in an Icy Box IB-366StU3+B USB enclosure and it's been great though I've only had it a couple of weeks.
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