Seagate Announces Dual-Actuator MACH.2 Drive – and Star Wars, Black Panther Themed Drives
MACH.2 is the world’s first multi-actuator hard drive technology, containing two independent actuators that transfer data concurrently. MACH.2 solves the need for increased performance by enabling parallelism of data flows in and out of a single hard drive. By allowing the data center host computer to request and receive data from two areas of the drive simultaneously, MACH.2 doubles the IOPS performance of each individual hard drive…. MACH.2 provides up to 2x performance — with two independent actuators and data paths, it enables concurrent I/O streams to and from the host.
Seagate claims it offers “optimal latency” by improving sequential peformance to double data transfer rates over single-actuator drives.
And in other news, Seagate is selling hard drives with commemorative Star Wars themes, including the Mandalorian drive, the Grogu drive, and the Boba Fett drive. (It’s in addition to Seagate’s officially licensed external drive for God of War Ragnarök — optimised for PS4 and PS5, delivering “the ability to play PS4 games directly from the drive.”) Seagate also made drives commemorating Marvel’s Avengers and Spider-Man, and now has new drives for Marvel’s Black Panther: Wakanda Forever .
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