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Seagate Exos 5E8 3.5-Inch Internal SATA Enterprise Hard Drive
Perfect for archival data

Seagate Exos 5E8 3.5-Inch Internal Enterprise Hard Drive

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Exos EnterpriseOverview:

Trusted. Efficient. Versatile.

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.

Super-Efficient Archiving

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

Best-Fit Applications

  • 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 DriveReliable 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.


Specifications 8TB
Model Number ST8000AS0003
Interface SATA 6Gb/s
Cache, Multisegmented (MB) 256
SATA Transfer Rates Supported (Gb/s) 6.0/3.0/1.5
Max. Sustained Transfer Rate OD (MB/s) 190MB/s
Configuration / Organization
Heads/Disks 8/4
Bytes per Sector 512e
SMR Technology, Drive-Managed Yes
Rotational Vibration (RV) Sensor Yes
Voltage Tolerance, Inc. Noise (5V) ±5%
Voltage Tolerance, Inc. Noise (12V) ±10%
Reliability / Data Integrity
Load/Unload Cycles 300,000
Nonrecoverable Read Errors per Bits Read, Max 1 per 10E14
Workload Rate Limit (TB/Year) 180
Power-On Hours per Year (24x7) 8760
MTBF 800,000hr
Warranty, Limited (years)1 3
Power Consumption
Startup Power (A 2.0
Operating Mode, Typical (W) 5.3
Idle Average (W)2 3.7
Standby Mode (W) <1.0
Sleep Mode (W) <1.0
Operating (ambient, min °C) 0°C
Operating Temperature (drive case max °C) 60°C
Nonoperating Temperature (ambient °C) -40 - 70°C
Low Halogen Yes
RoHS Compliance Yes
Height (mm/in) 26.11mm/1.028in
Width (mm/in) 101.6mm/4.00in
Depth (mm/in, max) 146.99mm/5.787in
Weight (g/lb) 605g/1.334lb
Carton Unit Quantity 20
Cartons per Pallet/Cartons per Layer 40/8

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.


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