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).