Making the right tech choices with Seagate

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Seagate products are the right sustainable choice for individuals and organisations that are looking for reliable and efficient data storage solutions that prioritise environmental sustainability. Seagate has a comprehensive sustainability program that covers every stage of the product lifecycle, from design and manufacturing to end-of-life disposal. Their products are built to last and designed to minimise energy consumption, reducing the carbon emissions associated with data storage. Seagate’s circularity program ensures that end-of-life products are properly disposed of or repurposed, minimising e-waste. By choosing Seagate products, customers can reduce their environmental impact while still enjoying secure, reliable and efficient data storage solutions.

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Buy High Capacity HDD

Seagate High Capacity HDDs are the right sustainable choice for several reasons. Firstly, they have a longer lifespan compared to other storage devices, which means fewer replacements and less e-waste. They are designed to operate in a wide range of temperatures, making them suitable for rugged environments, and their advanced power management features minimise energy consumption. Additionally, Seagate HDDs are manufactured using sustainable materials and processes, and the company has a comprehensive recycling program in place to ensure that end-of-life products are properly disposed of or repurposed.

Nobody understands how hard drives work as well as Seagate.  They operate at the very leading edge of the technology space, combining micro, electronic, mechanical and acoustical engineering to fit as much data into the standard HDD footprint.

Since we launched the 2TB at the end of the last century Seagate have grown capacity an amazing 1400%, yet the power required to operate these super high capacity drives remain remarkably similar.  Add to that the increased efficiencies in space, weight, even delivery costs per TB, these drives are an effective way to maintain vast amounts of data, without costing the earth.

By choosing Seagate High Capacity HDDs, individuals and organisations can reduce their environmental impact while still maintaining reliable and efficient data storage.

Choose the right Systems

Seagate has developed the worlds first smart JBOD.  It’s a new category of storage, offering self-healing, Petabyte scale, block storage.  Corvault is the highest density storage solution in a 4U format, and with data centre real estate at a premium, it just makes great business sense to pack as much in as possible.

Corvault is not just good news for the corporate wallet.  Innovative, patented air-flow technologies means that Corvault runs cooler, naturally.  Cooler storage means that the fans can run at a slower speed more often, dramatically reducing power consumption. Drives can also be spun down if not in use, extending their lifespan, reducing e-waste and of course, using less power.

E-Waste can be reduced even further.  Only Corvault from Seagate offers ADAPT (Advanced Distributed Autonomic Protection Technology). As we move into very high capacity HDD’s, traditional RAID rebuild times are measured in days rather than the minutes offered by ADAPT.  Furthermore, when a RAID fails the drive is removed from service and is destroyed.  With Corvault the drive remains in service, albeit with a reduced capacity, saving you time, money and planet.

Talking of reduced capacity, Corvault has no trouble utilising the full capacity of any size drive.  This means that as storage needs develops, users can simply swap in higher capacity drives and recycle the existing drives back to Seagate.

All in all the question should be, why would you NOT want Corvault as the building block of your data storage strategy? 

By choosing Seagate Corvault, organisations can reduce their environmental impact while still maintaining reliable and efficient data storage.

Utilise the Cloud

Using Seagate Lyve Cloud offers several sustainability benefits. Firstly, it enables organisations to reduce their physical data storage needs, which minimises the environmental footprint of their data center operations. By leveraging cloud storage, companies can reduce energy consumption and carbon emissions associated with running on-premise data centers. Additionally, Seagate Lyve Cloud utilizes advanced power management features that reduce energy consumption while maintaining high performance. Finally, Seagate has a comprehensive sustainability program in place that ensures end-of-life products are properly disposed of or repurposed.

Every dollar counts and right now, everything is in question.  IT leaders have to find new ways to deliver a high quality service, with fewer resources, yet keep abreast of the latest offerings from hardware companies.  One area of interest that is growing is asset utilisation.  IT equipment standing idle is simply a cost.  Cloud affords the opportunity to ‘rent’ machines for specific jobs.  Once that job is complete, the machine is released and the cost stops.  This XaaS model has grown significantly in the past few years, but so has the focus on the environmental impact of mega data centres.  However, consolidating resources like this is actually more efficient and better for us, as IT assets are used much more by all the data centre customers and with this, the reduced costs of the physical maintenance.

But Cloud services are expensive and unpredictable.  Using your own data costs every time you ingress or egress it.  What if there was a low cost, storage only option with no additional fees?  From a major storage brand with solid reliability and security credentials? We’ve done it, and it’s called Seagate Lyve Cloud

By using Seagate Lyve Cloud, organisations can reduce their environmental impact while still maintaining secure and reliable data storage.

Seagate Goals


1m+ drives recovered, parts and materials recycled and put back into use

Result is 1.1m tonnes of scrap magnets recycled, 39.4 metric tonnes of ALU recycled.


All production and research sites will be powered by renewable energy


Seagate will be carbon neutral – taking meaningful measures and not just trading carbon credits

Seagate has over 2000 suppliers, from who we buy 36 billion components.  The Top 10 suppliers represent 63% of all purchases.  We are working with them to reduce their scope 3 impact, this is very hard to achieve.

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