Storage big Seagate unveiled two new arduous disk drives with a 16TB capability earlier this yr and for as soon as, it was not all about knowledge facilities.
The Exos X16 and the IronWolf/IronWolf Professional focused two totally different audiences (knowledge heart for the primary and NAS customers for the second) and have SATA or SAS interface just for the primary one and SATA just for the second mannequin.
Each have 9 platters, use Helium expertise and have a 5 yr guarantee (the IronWolf has three); in addition they share the s identical spinning velocity (7200RPM), idle energy (5W), common latency (4.16ms) and cache (256MB).
The Exos vary carries a MTBF (imply time earlier than failures) at 2.5M hours and boasts a better sustained switch price at 261MBps; the IronWolf Professional and the IronWolf attain 250 and 210MBps respectively. Notice that the IronWolf Professional additionally comes with bundled Rescue Companies, nice for knowledge restoration.
Toshiba introduced the 16TB MG08 collection in January 2019 however we now have but to see any inventory within the channel. Western Digital additionally shipped its first 16TB arduous disk drives as effectively however based mostly on MAMR quite than HAMR expertise – as utilized by Seagate.
Whereas SSD costs have been falling, they’re nonetheless far dearer than their arduous disk drive counterparts. At about $2800, Micron’s 9300 Pro is sort of SEVEN occasions dearer though this hole has all however disappeared for sub-1TB capacities.