Archive HDD

The Seagate Archive HDD 8TB is a high capacity, energy efficient, and lower cost hard drive for active archive purposes. The drive comes with impressive burst results but lower sustained write results, which are to be expected in this class of SMR drives. The drives are intended for use in large-scale data centres where density, power consumption, data integrity and data retrieval are paramount.The 3.5-inch Archive HDD is also optimised for cold data storage with the lowest power consumption and the on-demand, time-to-ready PowerChoiceTM feature.


    • • Efficiently store more data at lower costs with this low cost/GB/watt, 8TB hard drive
    • • Enjoy peace of mind with a drive engineered for 24×7 workloads of 180 TB per year
    • • Keep your costs down with up to 1.33TB-per-disk hard drive technology
    • • Store your data faster with a SATA 6 Gb/s interface that optimises burst performance
    • • Have confidence with a drive that provides reliable, low-power data retrieval based on Shingled Magnetic Recording (SMR) technology



Reliable Data Retrieval for Cold Data Storage

Self-Encrypting Drive (SED) options available for secure data storage and safe, fast and easy drive retirement.

Best fit applications:

    • Online archiving
    • Large data object storage
    • Big data cold storage
    • Cloud active archive
    • Web-scale archiving


Data Sheet

Archive HDD