What simply occurred? On the NAB 2023 convention in Las Vegas, Seagate unveiled its highest capability standard magnetic recording (CMR) arduous drive, geared toward business and enterprise clients. Referred to as the IronWolf Professional, the 22 TB arduous disk drives include Seagate’s AgileArray expertise and provide top-end NAS and DAS efficiency, in addition to excessive RAID reliability in multi-bay and multi-user environments.
The IronWolf Professional 22TB drives have a traditional 3.5-inch kind issue with SATA III (6.0Gb/s) interface. They comprise ten platters and 20 accompanying heads, and have a 512MB cache and a spindle velocity of 7200 RPM.
As explained by Seagate, the IronWolf Professional gives a rated workload of 550 TB/12 months, enabling customers to retailer, share, and collaborate on massive quantities of knowledge over a community. It additionally has an SDR of as much as 285 MB/s that ought to enable customers to seamlessly share recordsdata, again up, and deal with heavy workloads in multi-user NAS environments. The HDDs additionally include built-in rotational vibration (RV) sensors to offer RV mitigation.
The brand new 22TB arduous drives include Seagate’s IronWolf Well being Administration system together with three years of complimentary Rescue Knowledge Restoration Providers. Whereas the previous helps shield information with prevention, intervention, and restoration suggestions to make sure peak system well being, the latter makes for a hassle-free zero-cost information restoration expertise.
The drives even have a rated MTBF (imply time between failures) of two.5 million hours, which ought to provide peace of thoughts for customers. Seagate can also be providing a five-year restricted guarantee on its new HDDs. The IronWolf Professional 22 TB HDD has an MSRP of $599.99, however is presently accessible for buy on Newegg for simply $399.99, which comes to simply over $18 per TB.
Whereas that is Seagate’s first 22TB providing, it’s actually not the primary HDD available in the market with that a lot capability. Western Digital already has a number of 22TB fashions in its portfolio, together with the Purple Professional, Gold, and Crimson Professional drives that have been launched final 12 months. Additionally they carry a $600 MSRP just like the Seagate providing, however are presently accessible on Newegg beginning at $498.88.
WD additionally lately released a brand new exterior arduous disk drive with an unbelievable 44TB of storage. It’s geared toward customers quite than enterprise clients, and packs two 22TB drives to assist customers “protect their ever-growing digital world.” They arrive with a USB-C port with assist for as much as 5Gbps transfers, and have 2x USB 3.2 Gen 1/USB 3.0 Sort-A ports. They arrive in a RAID 0 configuration by default, however customers can change to RAID 1 for redundancy.