Subject: Storage | September 10, 2018 - 04:45 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Tagged: skyhawk, Seagate, ironwolf, exos x14, BarraCuda Pro, 14tb
No matter what you need it for, Seagate can provide supersized storage for your needs. To lead with the most important information, the IronWolf and IronWolf Pro 14TB will run you $529.99 and $599.99 respectively, a 14TB BarraCuda Pro sits at $579.99, a SkyHawk14TB a mere $509.99 and the Exos X14 at $614.99. These prices might sound expensive until you think how much 14TB of NVMe storage will cost you.
The IronWolf and IronWolf Pro as designed to be used in a NAS, with firmware designed to provide reliability in a variety of arrays along with health management and recovery tools baked right in. The drives are rated at 300TB/year, with a 5 year warranty on the Pro and 3 years on the other.
The Barracuda Pro is one you are more likely to grab, the 7200 RPM HDD has 256MB Of cache which allows up to 250mb/s data transfer rates depending on the task you require of it. You will get a 5 year warranty to ensure you get your moneys worth out of the drive.
The Skyhawk is great for surveillance systems, the 14TB allows you to capture over 9000 hours of H.264 video with 1M pixels, medium quality, at 15FPS; with support for up to 64 attached cameras. It would also make a great drive for a DVR if you intended to record every single moment of TV you missed while on vacation. The 3 year warranty in part reflects the expectation you will be writing to this drive 24/7/
Last is the Exos X14, which you can order already installed into the chassis you see above, with up to a 1.4PB of storage. The helium-based design is not only for longevity, Seagate claims a 10% reduction in weight versus other drives.
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Subject: Storage | August 18, 2016 - 02:59 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Tagged: skyhawk, Seagate, rear window, hitchcock, 10TB
Seagate designed the 10TB SkyHawk HDD for recording video surveillance by adding in firmware they refer to as ImagePerfect. This is designed for handling 24/7 surveillance and extends the endurance life of the drive to 180TB a year, for the length of the three year warranty. Constantly recording video means this drive will write far more often than most other usages scenarios and reads will be far less important. eTeknix tried the drive out in their usual suite of benchmarks; being somewhat difficult to set up a test to verify the claimed support for up to 64HD recordings simultaneously. If you are looking for durable storage at a reasonable price and might even consider needing more than eight drives of storage you should check the SkyHawk out.
"I’ve recently had a look at the 10TB IronWolf NAS HDD from Seagate and today it is time to take a closer look at its brother, the brand new SkyHawk DVR and NVR hard disk drive with a massive 10TB capacity. Sure, you could use NAS optimized drives for simple video setups, but having a video and camera optimized surveillance disk does bring advantages. Especially when your recorded video is critical."
Here are some more Storage reviews from around the web:
- Seagate IronWolf 10TB SATA III HDD Review @ NikKTech
- WD Blue SSHD (WD10J31X) 1TB @ TechARP
- The WD Gold 8TB Datacenter Drive @ TechARP
- QNAP TVS-682-I3-8G NAS Server Review @ NikKTech
- Low-cost 120 GiB SSD duel: SanDisk SSD PLUS vs. Kingston SSDNow V300 @ Hardware Secrets