Seagate Enterprise 3.5" 6TB Serial ATA III Internal Hard Drive (ST6000NM019B)

SKU: ST8000NM017B
Seagate Enterprise 3.5" 6TB Serial ATA III Internal Hard Drive (ST6000NM019B)
Seagate Enterprise 3.5" 6TB Serial ATA III Internal Hard Drive (ST6000NM019B)

Seagate Enterprise 3.5" 6TB Serial ATA III Internal Hard Drive (ST6000NM019B)

SKU: ST8000NM017B
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The 8TB Exos 7E8 7200 rpm SAS-3 3.5" Internal HDD from Seagate is a high-capacity, high-performance drive designed for enterprise bulk data applications that require 24/7 operation. This 7200-rpm drive utilizes a SAS-3 12 Gb/s interface and a 256MB cache for data transfer rates of up to 249 MB/s. As a professional-grade drive, it has an MTBF rating of 2 million hours, an annualized failure rate of 0.44%, a maximum workload rate of 550TB per year, 600,000 load/unload cycles, and 1 sector per 1015 non-recoverable read errors per bits read.


  • Hyperscale applications / cloud data centers
  • Massive scale-out data centers
  • OLTP and HPC applications
  • High-capacity density RAID storage
  • Mainstream enterprise external storage arrays
  • Distributed file systems, including Hadoop and Ceph
  • Enterprise backup and restore — D2D, virtual tape
  • Centralized surveillance

Enterprise Drive for Bulk Data Applications
This Exos 7E8 hard drive supports up to 8TB, offering bulk data storage for data center infrastructures requiring a highly reliable enterprise hard drive. The Exos 7E8 provides cost-effective, reliable access to unstructured data. Built on 10th-generation conventional magnetic recording (CMR) technology, the Exos 7E8 drive helps to catalyze the datasphere, enabling data center architects and IT professionals to deliver trusted performance, solid reliability, ironclad security, and low TCO for demanding 24×7 operations.

Robust Bulk Data Storage for a 24/7 World
Exos 7E8 drives are backed by a 2 million-hour MTBF rating and support workloads of 550TB per year, which is up to 10× that of desktop hard drives. With a 256MB cache, on-the-fly error correction algorithms, and rotational vibration design, the Exos 7E8 helps ensure consistent performance in replicated and RAID multi-drive systems.

High Performance for Mainstream Data Center Applications
Meet your storage workload requirements using an efficient and cost-effective data center footprint. The Exos 7E8 delivers easy integration into bulk storage systems with a SAS-3 12 Gb/s interface, while user-definable technology advancements like PowerChoice and Seagate RAID Rebuild, you can tailor your nearline storage requirements for even greater improvements in lowering your TCO.

Enhanced Reliability, Data Protection, and Security
Advanced security features help protect data where it lives, which is on the drive. The 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-resistant hard drive. Seagate Secure drives simplify drive repurposing and disposal, help protect data-at-rest, and comply with corporate and federal data security mandates.

Technical Specifcations

Product Code ST8000NM017Bspacer
Quantity 1
Storage Capacity 8 TB
Buffer 256 GB
Interface SAS III (12 Gb/s)
Write Speed Maximum: 249 MB/s
Read Speed Maximum: 249 MB/s
Latency 4.1 ms
Drive Type HDD
Form Factor 3.5"
Noise Level 3.2 dB (Active)
2.8 dB (Idle)
HDD Specs
Spindle Speed (RPM) 7200 RPM
Heads 10
Areal Density 930 Gb/in²
Disk Sector Format 512e, Advanced Format (4Kn)
Reliability / Data Integrity
Annualized Failure Rate (AFR) 0.0044
Endurance (Total Bytes Written) 550 TB
Load/Unload Cycles 600, 000
Mean Time Between Failures (MTBF) 2.0 Million Hours
Non-Recoverable Read Errors per Bits Read 1 in 1015
Power Draw 13.18 W (Active)
7.97 W (Idle)
Supported Voltage 5 VDC, 12 VDC
Operating Shock 70 G / 2.0 ms
Storage Shock 300 G / 2.0 ms
Operating Vibration 0.7 G / 5 to 500 Hz
Storage Vibration 2.27 G / 2 to 500 Hz
Operating Temperature 41 to 140°F / 5 to 60°C
Storage Temperature -40 to 158°F / -40 to 70°C
Operating Humidity 5 to 95%
Storage Humidity 5 to 95%
Operating Altitude -1,000 to 10, 000' / -304.8 to 3048 m
Storage Altitude -1,000 to 40, 000' / -304.8 to 12, 192 m
Dimensions (W x H x D) 4.01 x 1.03 x 5.79" / 101.85 x 26.16 x 147.07 mm
Weight 1.58 lb / 0.72 kg
Packaging Info
Package Weight 1.755 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 8.6 x 6.1 x 1.5"

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