Storage large Seagate unveiled two new laborious disk drives with a 16TB capability earlier this yr and, for as soon as, the information wasn’t all about information facilities.
Costs have been falling steadily as a result of coronavirus pandemic, with year-on-year shipments down by a whopping 13%. Client items have definitely been feeling the pinch, however there are indicators that even information centres are hesitant to purchase.
Sadly, neither Provantage nor Amazon will ship outdoors the US, so worldwide clients must use a specialist parcel forwarding service in the event that they wish to reap the benefits of the deal.
The Exos X16 and the IronWolf/IronWolf Professional goal two completely different audiences: information facilities and NAS customers respectively. For that motive, they differ in various methods.
The previous options SATA or SAS interfaces, whereas the IronWolf fashions are suitable with SATA solely.
The Exos vary boasts a MTBF (imply time earlier than failures) of two.5 million hours and the next sustained switch fee at 261MBps; the IronWolf and IronWolf Professional attain 210 and 250MBps respectively.
The cheaper Exos additionally has an extended guarantee interval, at 5 years in comparison with the IronWolf’s three.
As for the similarities, each HDDs function 9 platters, use Helium expertise and share the identical spinning pace (7200RPM), idle energy (5W), common latency (4.16ms) and cache (256MB).
Word, the IronWolf Professional additionally comes with bundled Rescue Providers – nice for information restoration.
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When it comes to rivals, Toshiba introduced the 16TB MG08 sequence in January final yr, however we’re but to see any inventory within the channel. Western Digital additionally shipped its first 16TB laborious disk drives, however primarily based on MAMR relatively than HAMR expertise.
Whereas SSD costs have been falling, they’re nonetheless far costlier than their laborious disk drive counterparts. At about $3000, Micron’s 16TB 9300 Professional is almost eight instances costlier.