Seagate Exos 5E8 3.5-Inch Internal SATA Enterprise Hard Drive
Perfect for archival data
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For everything Enterprise storage, there's Exos E-the safest and most powerful way to traverse the datasphere and harness its full potential. Always on and always working, the Exos E series of hard drives is loaded with advanced options for optimal performance, reliability, security and user-definable storage management. Built on generations of industry-defining innovation, Exos E is designed to work and perform consistently in enterprise-class workloads.
The Seagate Exos™ 5E8 hard drives are the most affordable enterprise-class drives designed specifically for active-archive applications in cloud storage, cold storage and online data archiving. Exos 5E8 provides power-efficient, high-density storage for 24x7 data center operations.
Made for data archiving, Exos 5E8 enables highly-affordable cloud storage with data center reliability.*
- Up to 8TB capacity, SATA interface
- Engineered for 24x7 operation and 180TB/yr workload
- Perfect fit for workloads focused on sequential writes
Key Features and Benefits
- High capacity, energy efficiency and lowest TCO
- Over 30 years of trusted reliability for online long-term storage
- Engineered for 24x7 workloads of 180TB per year
- Drive down costs with up to 2TBper-disk hard drive technology
- SATA 6Gb/s interface optimizes burst performance
- AcuTrac servo technology for dependable performance
- Free Seagate DiscWizard™ software
- Cost-effective online archiving
- Object storage
- Big Data cold storage
- Cloud active archive
- Low random-write workloads
* Formerly Archive HDD
Reliable Active-Archive Enterprise Hard Drive
Exos 5E8 hard drives support up to 8TB per drive1 and offer affordable cold storage for data center infrastructures requiring a highly reliable enterprise hard drive. The Exos 5E8 hard drive helps to catalyze the datasphere, enabling data center architects and IT professionals to deliver trusted performance, rock-solid reliability and ironclad security.
Exos 5E8 is designed to best perform when write workloads are primarily sequential in nature. For more random write workloads, we recommend Exos 7E8.
Store More Data at Lower Costs
The Exos 5E8 hard drives are backed by an 800,000 hour MTBF and support workloads of 180TB per year. The Exos 5E8 offers a low cost/TB online data archive solution with a SATA 6Gb/s interface that optimizes burst performance, and on-demand, time-to-ready PowerChoice™ technology to help ensure low power consumption.
Efficiently Lower Your TCO
Exos 5E8 ensures archival data confidence with a reliable, low-power data retrieval based on Shingled Magnetic Recording (SMR) technology for efficient cold storage operations even in harsh data center environments. The Exos 5E8 serves up impressive sequential throughput and is intended for use in large-scale data centers where density, power consumption, data integrity and data retrieval are paramount.
Enhanced Enterprise Reliability, Data Protection and Security
Exos 5E8 drives deliver exceptional security to help protect data where it lives-on the drive. Exos 5E8 safeguards firmware with Secure Downloads & Diagnostics.
1 Seagate recommends validating your configuaration with your HBA/RAID controller manufacturer to ensure full capacity capabilities.
2 Exos 5E8 hard drives are not intended for surveillance or NAS applications, and you may experience lower performance in these environments.
|Cache, Multisegmented (MB)
|SATA Transfer Rates Supported (Gb/s)
|Max. Sustained Transfer Rate OD (MB/s)
|Configuration / Organization
|Bytes per Sector
|SMR Technology, Drive-Managed
|Rotational Vibration (RV) Sensor
|Voltage Tolerance, Inc. Noise (5V)
|Voltage Tolerance, Inc. Noise (12V)
|Reliability / Data Integrity
|Nonrecoverable Read Errors per Bits Read, Max
|1 per 10E14
|Workload Rate Limit (TB/Year)
|Power-On Hours per Year (24x7)
|Warranty, Limited (years)1
|Startup Power (A
|Operating Mode, Typical (W)
|Idle Average (W)2
|Standby Mode (W)
|Sleep Mode (W)
|Operating (ambient, min °C)
|Operating Temperature (drive case max °C)
|Nonoperating Temperature (ambient °C)
|-40 - 70°C
|Depth (mm/in, max)
|Carton Unit Quantity
|Cartons per Pallet/Cartons per Layer
1 Extended warranty products available. Consult your distributor for details.
2 During periods of drive idle, some offline activity may occur according to the S.M.A.R.T. specification, which may increase acoustic and power to opertional levels. Consult the product manual for more information.
Download the Seagate Exos 5E8 3.5-Inch Enterprise HDD Datasheet (.PDF)