Seagate expands its 20TB HDD options with new Exos and IronWolf Pro series drives

Expect even larger drives in the future

Seagate expands its 20TB HDD options with new Exos and IronWolf Pro series drives

Seagate expands its 20TB HDD options with new Exos and IronWolf Pro series drives

Seagate is ramping up their 20 TB HDD shipments, revealing their new Exos x20 and IronWolf Pro 20 TB models for consumer and enterprise applications.

20 TB is an insane amount of storage, and Seagate has confirmed the larger HDDs are on the horizon. These new HDD models have achieved these capacities without using HAMR (Heat-Assisted Magnetic Recording) technologies, making even larger drives possible.

Both Seagate's 20 TB Exos and IronWolf drives are rated with a sustained sequential data transfer rate of 285 MB/s, and both have a large 256 MB of integrated cache.

The primary differences between these two HDDs are in their longevity rating, and their intended application. The Exos X20 is designed for enterprise applications and has a 2.5M-hr MTBF (Mean Time Before Failure) rating, while the IronWolf Pro has a 1.2M-hr MTBF rating and is designed for raid configurations and high capacity NAS systems that experience 24/7 use. The Exos drive will ship with SAS and SATA interface options, while the IronWolf is only available with SATA connectivity.

What follows is Seagate's Press Release for their new Exos X20 and IronWolf Pro 20 TB. Pricing and availability information is included below.

Seagate expands its 20TB HDD options with new Exos and IronWolf Pro series drives  
PR - Seagate Ramps 20 TB HDD Shipments Answering Mass Data Growth

Data drives today's most innovative technology and business breakthroughs. Maximizing the value of an organization's data is dependent on the ability to store, access, and activate as much data as possible. Today, Seagate Technology Holdings plc, a world leader in mass-data storage infrastructure solutions, launched the new Exos X20 20 TB and IronWolf Pro 20 TB conventional magnetic recording (CMR)-based hard disk drives (HDDs), increasing mass-capacity data storage capabilities.

Seagate's Exos X20 enterprise HDD is designed for maximum storage capacity and the highest rack-space efficiency. Built with cloud storage in mind, the 20 TB Exos X20 delivers performance for hyperscale data centers and massive scale-out applications. With low latency of 4.16 ms and repeatable response times, Exos X20 provides enhanced caching that performs up to three times better than solutions that only utilize read or write caching. Exos X20 also delivers an increased sustained data rate (SDR) of up to 285 MB/s.

With available Seagate Secure technology and a 2.5M-hr MTBF rating, enterprises count on Exos X20 to realize their greatest data and operational efficiencies, and highest storage densities in the datasphere.

The Exos X20 HDD can be paired with Seagate's recently announced Exos CORVAULT intelligent storage system to deliver maximum data density in a small footprint. Built on Seagate's 4U chassis accommodating 106 Exos enterprise drives in only seven inches (18 cm) of rack space, CORVAULT offers over 2.12PB of SAN-level performance built on Seagate's breakthrough storage architecture.

High Capacity, Dependable Solutions for Small and Medium Businesses (SMBs)
Seagate's new IronWolf Pro 20 TB HDD offers network attached storage (NAS)-optimized AgileArray technology to provide exceptional RAID reliability and compatibility during the heaviest NAS workloads that SMBs might require. Designed with built-in rotational vibration (RV) sensors, IronWolf Pro 20 TB offers RV mitigation to provide reliable performance for NAS systems with little lag or downtime.

Purpose-designed for heavy user workloads, the new IronWolf Pro 20 TB features high reliability with user workload rate limits of 300 TB/year—a necessity for today's NAS servers. It also offers sustained transfer rates of 285 MB/s giving users the power to collaborate by sharing files, backing up, and tackling heavy workloads in multi-user NAS environments.

The new drive comes equipped IronWolf Health Management system for easy access and monitoring drive health as well as a five-year limited product warranty and three years of Rescue Data Recovery Services for peace of mind.

Shipping this month, Exos X20 20 TB will be available for list price of $669.99 and IronWolf Pro 20 TB is available for $649.99. CORVAULT is available globally via qualified Seagate distributors.

You can join the discussion on Seagate's newest 20TB HDDs on the OC3D Forums.

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09-12-2021, 01:25:11

Given the not great price difference why would anyone buy the much shorter lived model?Quote

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