Do you need more hard drive space for your ever-growing data? 16TB HDD no longer engouh? Luckily, Seagate recently released a 20TB capacity hard drive in the form of the Exos X20 and IronWolf Pro. Both 20TB HDDs are CMR-based, with the Exos X20 targetting the enterprise sector and the IronWolf Pro for small to medium businesses. Like most hard drives, the Exos X20 and IronWorlf Pro 20TB HDDs have a speed of 7200 RPM and a sequential data transfer rate of up to 285MB/s. The IronWolf Pro 20TB is now available for the consumers, while the enterprise drive will follow shortly. Check out more details from the official news release below.
Seagate Releases 20TB Hard Drives to Answer 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 Exos X20 for Scalable, Responsive, and Innovative Enterprise Solutions
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 4.16ms 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 2.12 PB of SAN-level performance built on Seagate’s breakthrough storage architecture.
Seagate IronWolf Pro 20TB – A 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 with an 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.
Pricing and Availability
According to Seagate, both the Exos X20 20TB and the IronWolf Pro 20TB will start shipping this month. But only the IronWolf Pro 20TB is currently available for consumers. The Exos X20 20TB comes with a manufacturer’s suggested retail price of $669.99, while the IronWolf Pro 20TB is slightly cheaper at $649.99. You can check out the link(s) below for the latest pricing and availability.
Seagate IronWolf Pro 20TB HDD is available on Newegg.com here
Seagate 20TB HDD Specifications
|Exos X20 20TB||IronWolf Pro 20TB|
|Recording Technology||Conventional Magnetic Recording (CMR)||Conventional Magnetic Recording (CMR)|
|RPM||7200 RPM||7200 RPM|
|Sequential Data Transfer Rate||285 MB/s||285 MB/s|
|MTBF||2.5 M||1.2 M|
|Rated Annual Workload||550 TB||300 TB|
|Acoustics||Idle: 28 dB|
Seek: 30 dB
|Seek: 32 dB|
|Power Consumption||Random read/write: 9.4 W / 8.9 W (100R/100W @ QD16)|
Idle: 5.5 W
|Random read/write: 9.4 W / 8.9 W (100R/100W @ QD16)
Idle: 5.4 W
|Warranty||5 Years||5 Years
(3 years DRS)