Enjoy a Huge 14TB of Storage with the Seagate IronWolf Hard Drives

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With storage needs constantly evolving and rapidly growing, Seagate is keeping pace and has just added a 14TB drive to its lineup of IronWolf and IronWolf Pro hard drives, both of which are designed for use in NAS arrays. Not sure which one would be a better fit for your needs? Let’s take a closer look at each drive and what each has to offer.

The Seagate 14TB IronWolf 3.5" HDD is designed for use within 1-8 bay NAS environments within home, SOHO, and small business environments. It is built to withstand 24/7 operations, or up to 180TB per year / 8760 power-on hours per year. It is equipped with a SATA III 6 Gb/s interface, a rotational speed of 7200 rpm, a 3.5" form factor, and a 256MB cache, providing users with an ample storage capacity and data-transfer speeds of up to 210 MB/s. This IronWolf drive also has an MTBF (Mean Time Between Failure) rating of 1 million hours, a non-recoverable read error rate of 1 in 1015, 600,000 load/unload cycles, and an annualized failure rate (AFR) of 0.87%. The drive itself is protected by a limited 3-year warranty.

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Seagate 14TB IronWolf 3.5"  HDD

Since some NAS users may have higher operating needs, Seagate has taken the base specs from the 14TB IronWolf drive and improved upon them, with the result being the 14TB IronWolf Pro 3.5" HDD, which is made for NAS arrays with up to 24 bays that are being used in creative professional, SOHO, and SME environments. The IronWolf Pro drive is not unlike its little sibling, since it retains the SATA III 6 Gb/s interface, 7200 rpm rotational speed, 3.5" form factor, 256MB cache, and non-recoverable read error rate of 1 in 1015. It can also withstand 24/7 operations, or 8760 power-on hours per year, but the workload rate is increased to 300TB per year, its MTBF is rated higher at 1.2 million hours, its data-transfer speeds are faster, at 250 MB/s, and its AFR is lowered to 0.73%. Seagate IronWolf Pro also includes two years of data-recovery services that help retrieve data in the event of a mechanical, accidental, or natural disaster. To take advantage of Seagate’s Data Recovery services, your drive must be registered with them. Data recovery is also available as an optional add-on with the standard IronWolf. The drive itself is protected by a limited five-year warranty.

Seagate 14TB IronWolf 7200 rpm SATA III 3.5" Internal NAS HDD
Seagate 14TB IronWolf Pro 3.5" HDD

Both the IronWolf and IronWolf Pro drives include AgileArray, which helps with dual-plane balancing and RAID optimization in multi-raid environments with advanced power management. Furthermore, Rotational Vibration (RV) sensors come standard to help maintain high performance in multi-bay NAS enclosures. Overall drive health is also maintained by IronWolf Health Management.

Seagate’s 14TB addition to its IronWolf and IronWolf Pro lineups are the largest in this series to date and will undoubtedly change the game of internal storage. Are you excited for this? Feel free to share your thoughts, below.

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