Seagate's achievements go far beyond simple upgrades to hard drives or concepts where it's easy to optimize performance with minimal improvements. In fact, I mean the Mach2 technology.2 as is the new version, so it's pretty amazing. The important question, then, is how they did it.
Seagate Mach.2: one step to access SSD
Although that is true M.2 SSD They are in another league and will stay there longer, increasing their profits if possible. The bulk of the province's strong driving market is highly concentrated SATA3 Due to its medium cost and power.
HDD had lost ground in its operation, because it is cheaper and has more power, so Mach.2 is the target of HDD's market return in terms of performance. Mach.2 was launched over a year ago and now Seagate will be developing this technology.
Its nature and power lie in its use activists of each HDD, where, depending on the number of plates, a greater number of such activators will be available. High performance is not based on the value of this, too, but on the fact of how they work.
Mach.2 allows each head to rotate the arms simultaneously, so that when inserting two arms with HDD, one can read or write from both heads at the same time, where the arms of the actuator should be mounted.
Both heads can read or write at the same time, where you can either read or write both. The peculiarity is that both arms operate from the same position as the pivot, so they are not independent of each other, which facilitates their use and does not incur excess costs.
A more powerful controller is required
This technology means higher production costs for obvious reasons, but also requires that headset management, data literacy, bug fixes and other tasks are managed by a processor / controller more powerful than the industry currently operates.
It shouldn't be too much of a problem, but it will have a high cost of maintaining high energy consumption. The final performance we will get with these HDDs is estimated at over 480 MB / s disk for 7,200 RPM, very close to it SATA3 SSD current, for the benefit of being able to, legally, reach the capacity of 40 TB, where IOPS is repeated in practice.
In fact, this technology is already available for innovation Exos 2 × 14 for 14 TB, when Seagate said that Microsoft had already tested the units for that model and apparently, it had ended up being very satisfied. So much so Azure and Exchange
Microsoft has already tested Mach.2 and approved the results
Redmond confirmed that, following their analysis, they had found that they were approaching twice as far as practicing and IOPS, as Seagate confirmed.
In addition to increasing performance, it should be remembered that as the HDD capacity increased, the server produced the load IOPS at the top, so that the HDD eventually falls, so you have to consider this and put less data on the device, which is called integrated volume.
This produces a curious fact, most server servers fill two-thirds of the space in the HDD so they do not disappear. Mach.2 solves this problem and allows for greater transfer of power between the server and the HDD, utilizing the space and capabilities of the existing hardware.
So far Seagate has not offered pricing on models that will go to market, either servers or uses, so we'll have to wait.