Seagate announced today that Tencent Cloud has introduced the Seagate Galaxy Exos 2X14 Enterprise Hard Drive, which is also the world's first hard drive with integrated MACH.2 dual-arm technology.
The Seagate Galaxy Exos 2X14 was released late last year and has a capacity of 14TB. It uses the MACH.2 dual magnetic arm technology. Two magnetic arms are set in a traditional mechanical hard disk, which can work independently in the same hard disk, and the IO operations are parallel.
It has doubled the performance of a hard disk and double IOPS. It claims to have obvious advantages in the fields of content distribution network (CDN), video streaming, mail server, backup/transport service, big data analysis (Hadoop), and cloud applications.
Beginning in November 2019, Tencent Cloud took the lead in cooperating with Seagate to form a joint project team to introduce the Galaxy 2X14 hard drive into the Tencent Cloud data center for product testing.
After joint testing and verification, Tencent Cloud found that Seagate Galaxy 2X14 hard drives met the two key requirements of space capacity and I/O performance in cloud storage.
For more challenging workloads, it has higher performance and lower total cost of ownership (TCO) than single-arm near-line mechanical hard drives.