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Seagate silent sickness strikes

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Hot on the heels of the light-on-details announcement about Seagate's 8TB hard disk drive, The Register pressed Cleversafe CEO John Morris on whether his firm would be using the enormo capacity drives.

Morris answered: "We are happy to help you whenever it’s possible, but we can’t comment on this subject.”

Seagate spokesperson Joe Piazza also had little light to shed on the matter, commenting: ”No more details to share at this point.”

He did say there was “more to come in the next few weeks”, though.

Well, that must be a first: a Seagate press release that releases virtually nothing, and a quoted OEM customer who won't say much either.

So, we can confirm the new 8TB drive is a disk drive, and it spins – don’t know how fast though. Oh, and it has platters – don’t know how many though. It probably has a cache, but we don’t know how big, and it certainly has a data transfer rate, but we don’t know that either.

And, of course, it has a name, probably either an Enterprise Capacity, Kinetic or a Terascale drive and, you guessed it – we're not sure of that, either. We'll update when we hear more... ®

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