Infortrend Announces Support for HGST 8TB HELIOSEAL™ Enterprise Hard Drives to Gain More Efficiency for Massive Capacity Storage Solutions

New Taipei City, Taiwan, May 19, 2015 – Infortrend® (Public TPE: 2495) today announced that its EonStor DS family now supports HGST’s enterprise-class Ultrastar® 8TB hard disk drives (HDD). In a class of their own, HGST 8TB HDDs enable Infortrend users to dramatically increase their storage capacity, enhance performance, and reduce power and cooling costs, while ensuring ease of management for their growing data storage needs.

Handling ever-increasing data growth with limited data center space is a key challenge for enterprises. With Infortrend’s EonStor DS system and HGST’s 8TB HDDs, the maximum capacity of a single EonStor DS system can reach 3.4 petabytes (PB), which is ideal for companies looking to maximize their data storage capacity and minimize floor space utilization.

HGST’s 8TB SAS HDDs provide a 33 percent capacity boost compared to previous 6TB models. The drives also run quieter and cooler, consume 23 percent less power and write up to three times faster than the 6TB model, making them the mainstream drive of choice for capacity enterprise applications. Due to the patented manufacturing process and the inherent benefits of Helium, HGST’s HelioSeal drives are field proven and feature an unprecedented reliability rating of 2.5M hours MTBF. All these factors translate into better performance and lower total cost of ownership for storage system users.

Vice President Brendan Collins, Product Marketing at HGST said: “Capacity will always matter. Our HelioSeal platform is the only technology to provide unmatched reliability and a long-term path for delivering higher capacity storage on a standard 3.5-inch HDD form factor, while lowering power and drive temperature at the same time. By leveraging our high-capacity 8TB drives, Infortrend is taking advantage of its strong position in capacity-hungry storage markets, ensuring that more businesses will be able to manage their data storage smarter without increasing their physical storage footprint.”

Senior Product Planning Director Thomas Kao at Infortrend said: “For our customers, the support for HGST 8TB HDD means they will be able to dramatically increase their storage capacity while limiting their physical storage footprint. With the leading technology HGST put into the 8TB HDD, Infortrend’s already impressive storage solutions are now even more powerful and efficient.”

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About Infortrend

Founded in 1993, Infortrend Corporation (Public TPE: 2495) is a leading provider of high performance networked storage solutions focusing on quality, reliability, choice and value. Fueled by a depth of technological expertise and system level knowledge, Infortrend storage solutions have been widely deployed on a variety of demanding applications by multiple users across commercial and industrial markets. Its core brands include the ESVA, EonStor DS, EonStor and EonNAS product families. For more information, please visit


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One MB is equal to one million bytes, one GB is equal to one billion bytes, one TB equals 1,000GB (one trillion bytes) and one PB equals 1,000TB when referring to storage capacity.  Usable capacity will vary from the raw capacity due to object storage methodologies and other factors.

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