14TB for anyone! Seagate's new HDD lines

Subject: Storage | September 10, 2018 - 04:45 PM |
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.

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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.

Full PR below the fold.

CUPERTINO, CA — Seagate Technology (NASDAQ: STX), a world leader in data storage solutions, today launched the industry’s widest range of advanced 14TB hard drives, enhancing the company’s enterprise and specialty drive portfolio. Consisting of IronWolf® and IronWolf® Pro for network attached storage (NAS) applications, the BarraCuda® Pro desktop drive, surveillance-optimized SkyHawkTM, and ExosTM X14 for hyperscale data centers, this purpose-built portfolio empowers customers to consume, manage and utilize digital data more effectively and efficiently while establishing new benchmarks in speed and capacity.

With this offering, Seagate continues to lead the industry in driving data storage technology toward a lower cost per terabyte through hard drive optimization, versatility of application, and unmatched capacity. Whether for personal use, creative and design computing, online gaming, or large-scale surveillance systems and hyperscale environments, Seagate drives are opening up new data management opportunities across a wide range of markets.

“Data protection, management and archiving are no longer strictly the realm of IT departments, but are now essential responsibilities for business owners, creative professionals, online gamers and PC users alike,” said Matt Rutledge, senior vice president of devices at Seagate. “We understand the critical nature of data in unlocking opportunities to efficiency. From the largest data center to the personal user, our goal is to ensure every customer can access, store and transfer data quickly and reliably, whenever they need it and wherever they are.”
IronWolf and IronWolf Pro drives have continued to push boundaries for NAS applications, providing best-in-class reliability and performance for always-on environments. Trusted by the world’s top NAS vendors, IronWolf drives are built with multi-user environments in mind, which allows a workload rating up to 300TB/year allowing users to do more with their data and their NAS. The drives are optimized with AgileArrayTM firmware for NAS servers to provide the customer with a host of benefits including: RAID performance, dual-plane balance, rotational vibration (RV) sensors, advanced power management and error recovery control.

Additionally, customers get peace of mind with Seagate IronWolf Health Management and 2-year Seagate Rescue Data Recovery Services.* Health Management embedded analysis and recovery software works seamlessly with key NAS partner systems, providing comprehensive status updates and drive health analysis, allowing customers to be preventative, not just reactive. IronWolf and IronWolf Pro drives feature a 3-year and 5-year limited warranty respectively.

“For many companies, data storage has become one of the fastest-growing parts of their IT infrastructure. Synology users will be excited by the new Seagate 14TB IronWolf drives,” said Vincent Tsai, product marketing manager at Synology Inc. “By collaborating seamlessly, Seagate and Synology deliver a reliable storage and backup solution for businesses to safeguard their valuable data.”

BarraCuda Pro 14TB – versatile desktop performance
As a result of the exponential rise of online interactions across a host of industries, and the constant demand for higher productivity, the BarraCuda Pro 3.5-inch HDD continues to offer professionals an ideal storage solution for desktop workstations or direct attached storage (DAS) systems.

Creative professionals, small businesses and IT staff all have a need for large amounts of data to be delivered efficiently and protected properly. The BarraCuda Pro delivers industry-leading 7200 RPM spin speed, along with 250mb/s data transfer rates and up to 256MB of cache, the highest available today, powered by Seagate’s Multi-Tier Caching TechnologyTM (MTC), delivering effortless performance in a massive 14TB of storage. Whether it be data-intensive editing of 8k video or the transfer of large files to an attached backup, the BarraCuda Pro gives customers speed, versatility and durability at an affordable cost, as well as the support of a 5-year limited warranty.

SkyHawk 14TB – optimized for surveillance
The surveillance industry is rapidly evolving and the demand for higher video resolution, analytics, and longer retention requires much greater storage capacities. Seagate SkyHawk drives provide the optimum combination of performance, high capacity and reliability, the three most important needs for surveillance customers and integrators.

With the ability to store over 9000 hours of HD video and up to 64 HD cameras,** the SkyHawk 14TB is optimized for DVRs and NVRs, tuned for 24/7 workloads, and equipped with ImagePerfectTM firmware to minimize dropped frames and downtime. Supported by a 3-year limited warranty, customers can also benefit from unique SkyHawk Health Management technology that actively monitors and analyzes drive health, empowering users to prevent, intervene and recover from potential anomalies.

Exos X14 – hyperscale ready
Built for the efficiency, reliability and security demands of the world’s most advanced hyperscale data centers, Exos X14 drives offer enhanced areal density to deliver higher storage capabilities in a compact 3.5-inch form factor. Combined with the industry’s lowest power consumption and best performance in its class, the Exos X14 enables data centers to maximize storage capabilities while reducing complexity and operational costs.

As the need for hyperscale and cloud storage increases exponentially, Seagate’s new Exos X14 drives deliver 40% more petabytes per rack compared to Exos 10TB drives, while maintaining the same small footprint. The helium-based Exos X14 also provides a 10% reduction in weight versus air nearline drives, and flexible formatting for wider integration options and support for a greater number of workloads. Exos X14 also ships in a modular enterprise system (Exos E 4U106) for easy scaling up to an unprecedented 1.4PB density.

Anticipating global security demands, Exos X14 drives feature “always-on” Seagate SecureTM protection, effectively encrypting 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.

Source: Seagate

September 11, 2018 | 02:05 PM - Posted by chipman (not verified)

It looks way overpriced compared to a RAID solution.

September 12, 2018 | 06:32 AM - Posted by Gorbunovs (not verified)

Anyone buying these drives will be running them in a RAID of some sorts.

September 12, 2018 | 06:00 PM - Posted by chipman (not verified)

So tell me for approximately a thousand dollars which solution do you prefer, 2x14 TB of Barracuda Pro from Seagate or 4x8 TB UltraStar He8 from HGST? How long would you wait for rebuilding/repairing your array?

September 13, 2018 | 06:31 PM - Posted by Kevin S (not verified)

It depends,

The selection with the smaller disks would rebuild in a shorter period of time if read/write speeds of the disks are the same. This assumes the 14TB drives are in a mirror and the 8TB drives are raid 5,6 or 10.

If 1 drives fails in either scenario, the rebuild time would be how long it takes to rewrite the entire replacement.

BUT, some controllers are smart enough to only rebuild the used space. So if you only have 1TB of data in total on these examples, the rebuild time could be very similar.

September 11, 2018 | 03:30 PM - Posted by elites2012

THATS A BIG NOPE!!!

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