Seagate launches Exos X16 16TB HDD, updates IronWolf, IronWolf Pro NAS drives to 16TB

Seagate launches Exos X16 16TB HDD, updates IronWolf, IronWolf Pro NAS drives to 16TB




Seagate has just announced that it is already shipping out Exos X16, a helium-based 16TB hard drive. The company also revealed that it has updated its IronWolf and IronWolf Pro Network Attached Storage (NAS) drives.


 

The Exos X16 HDD with a capacity of 16TB has a 3.5-inch 7200 RPM drive. Seagate stated that it’s built specifically for enterprises. It uses nine platters to reach a capacity point and is available in SATA 6Gbps and SAS 12Gbps versions. It also has a built-in Seagate Secure for data protection.

As for the IronWolf and IronWolf Pro, both NAS drives are shipping out with a 16TB capacity as well. Both IronWolf models have a 256MB cache and employ SATA 6Gbps interface. Other features include rotational vibration sensors and supports workloads of up to 300TB/year. The 16TB IronWolf and IronWolf Pro drives retain the specs of their 14TB counterparts.

Seagate Exos X16 key specs:

  • Helium technology
  • 3.5-inch 7200 RPM drive
  • 261 MB/s data rate
  • 440 IOP/s
  • SATA 6Gbps/SAS 12Gbps
  • Seagate Secure

The Exos X16 16TB is now available for purchase with a price tag of USD 629 (~PHP 32,641). The IronWolf NAS drive is priced at USD 590.80 (~PHP 30,659) while the IronWolf Pro NAS drive is priced at USD 650.68 (~PHP 33,761).



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  1. Nice one! a very helpful and descriptive article. Surely, this HDD will get more sales with its powerful updates.

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