Seagate launches 14TB HDD line-up with IronWolf, BarraCuda Pro, SkyHawk and Exos drives

Posted 10 September 2018 18:14 CET by Jan Willem Aldershoff

Seagate today launched its range of 14TB hard in the company’s enterprise and specialty drive portfolio. The company’s portfolio consists of IronWolf and IronWolf Pro for network attached storage (NAS) applications, the BarraCuda Pro desktop drive, surveillance-optimized SkyHawk, and Exos X14 for hyperscale data centers.

IronWolf drives are built with multi-user environments in mind, which allows a workload rating up to 300TB/year. The drives are optimized with AgileArray firmware for NAS servers which offers RAID performance, dual-plane balance, rotational vibration (RV) sensors,  power management and error recovery control.

The 14TB IronWolf drives come with Seagate IronWolf Health Management and 2-year Seagate Rescue Data Recovery Services. IronWolf and IronWolf Pro drives feature a 3-year and 5-year limited warranty respectively.

The 14TB BarraCuda Pro 3.5″ HDD is targeted at usage in desktop workstations or direct attached storage (DAS) systems andoffer 7200 RPM spin rates, along with 250mb/s data transfer rates and up to 256MB of cache. BarraCuda Pro drives come with a 5-year limited warranty.

Seagate SkyHawk drives are targeted at surveillance customers and integrators. The 14TB drives can store over 9000 hours of HD video and up to 64 HD cameras and  are tuned for 24/7 workloads. They are equipped with ImagePerfect firmware to minimize dropped frames and downtime. Supported by a 3-year limited warranty, customers can also benefit from Seagate’s SkyHawk Health Management technology that monitors and analyzes drive health.

Seagate Exos X14 3.5″ HDDs enable data centers to maximize storage capabilities. The helium-based Exos X14 provides a 10% reduction in weight versus air nearline drives, and flexible formatting. Exos X14 ships in a modular enterprise system (Exos E 4U106) for scaling up to a 1.4PB density.

Anticipating global security demands, Exos X14 drives are able to encrypt all data without performance degradation. Exos X14 drives offer a 5-year limited warranty, and are designed to meet US Government Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS) 140-2, Level 2 Security certification, as well as the Common Criteria for Information Technology Security Evaluation (CC) ISO/EIC 15408 compliance standard.

The IronWolf and IronWolf Pro 14TB are available at an MSRP of $529.99 and $599.99 respectively. The BarraCuda Pro 14TB is available at an MSRP of $579.99. The SkyHawk14TB is available at an MSRP of $509.99. The Exos X14 is available at an MSRP of $614.99.


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