Seagate 8TB Exos 7E8 Enterprise 3.5in HDD SATA III w/ 256MB Cache

MX00113701 8TB Exos 7E8 Enterprise 3.5in HDD SATA III w/ 256MB Cache
MX00113701 8TB Exos 7E8 Enterprise 3.5in HDD SATA III w/ 256MB Cache MX00113701 8TB Exos 7E8 Enterprise 3.5in HDD SATA III w/ 256MB Cache

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The Seagate® Exos™ 7E8 enterprise hard drive confidently stores up to 8TB of data without sacrificing performance. The secure, high-capacity, high-performance drives are optimized for demanding enterprise bulk data applications.

Seagate® Exos™ Enterprise Bulk Data Storage Solutions

Exos 7E8 HDDs offer bulk data storage for data center infrastructures requiring a highly reliable enterprise hard drive. They provide cost-effective, reliable access to unstructured data. Built on field proven 9th Gen CMR tech, the Exos 7E8 drive helps to catalyze the datasphere, enabling data center architects and IT professionals to deliver trusted performance, rock-solid reliability, ironclad security and low TCO for demanding 24x7 operations.


Best-Fit Applications:

  • Legacy mainstream applications requiring 512n block size
  • Hyperscale applications/cloud data centers with replicated storage
  • Massive scale-out data centers & Big Data analytics
  • High-capacity density RAID storage
  • Mainstream enterprise external storage arrays (SAN, NAS, DAS)
  • Distributed file systems, including support for Hadoop and Ceph
  • Enterprise backup / restore - D2D, virtual tape
  • Centralized surveillance
  • 5 Year Manufacturer Limited Warranty



Enhanced Enterprise Reliability, Data Protection and Security

Advanced security features help protect data where it lives—on the drive. Exos 7E8 prevents unauthorized drive access and safeguards stored data with security features that include Secure Downloads & Diagnostics, TCG-compliant Self-Encrypting Drive and government-grade FIPS/Common Criteria tamper-resistent hard drive2. Seagate Secure™ drives simplify drive repurposing and disposal, help protect data-at-rest and comply with corporate and federal data security mandates.

Robust Bulk Data Storage for a 24x7 World

Exos 7E8 drives are backed by a 2 Million Hour MTBF rating, supporting workloads of 550TB1 per year; 10x that of desktop hard drives. With state-of-the-art cache, on-the fly error-correction algorithms and rotational vibration design, this drive helps ensure consistent performance in replicated and RAID multi-drive systems.


IT PROs Rate Seagate Enterprise HDDs as Best-In-Class for Six Consecutive Years!

Seagate was again selected by IT professionals as the 2018 Market Leader for Enterprise HDDs garnering nearly half of the votes for the sixth straight year. In addition, Seagate accomplished a clean sweep by winning all Enterprise HDD leadership categories.

High Performance for Mainstream Data Center Applications

Meet your storage workload requirements in the most efficient and cost effective data center footprint on the market today. Exos 7E8 delivers easy integration into bulk storage systems with the SATA 6Gb/s interface.

With user-definable innovative technology advancements like PowerChoice™ & Seagate RAID Rebuild®, you can tailor your nearline storage requirements for even greater improvements in lowering TCO.

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Model number ST8000NM000A
Interface SATA III, supports SATA II and SATA interfaces at reduce performance levels
Cache 256MB
Unformatted Capacity 8TB
Bytes Per Sector 512
Spin Speed 7,200 rpm
Sustained Data Transfer Rate 249MB/second
Average Latency 4.16ms
Power On Hours 8,760 hours per year
Annual Failure Rate 0.44%
Unrecoverable Read Errors 1 sector per 1015
Shock Operating, 2ms:
Read: 70Gs / Write: 40Gs
1ms: 150Gs / 2ms: 300Gs
Average Power Consumption Operating: 12.81W
Idle: 7.64W
Power Supply Requirements +12V and +5V
Dimensions (WxHxD) 101.85 x 26.1 x 147 mm (4.01" x 1.03" x 5.79")
Weight 716g (1.58 lb.)
  1. Seagate recommends validating your configuration with your HBA/RAID controller manufacturer to ensure full capacity capabilities
  2. Self-Encrypting Drives (SED) are not available in all models or countries. May require TCG-compliant host or controller support