Spinning hard drives are considered dated by most standards but advances are still being made to push the boundaries of capacity to new heights. Seagate’s new 16TB drives are a perfect example of this.
More applicable to the average consumer, Seagate also announced its IronWolf and IronWolf Pro 16TB drives for home and small office NAS systems and small-medium business environments, respectively. The standard IronWolf drive packs a three-year warranty and is ideal for backups, remote access and file sharing while the Pro variant comes with a five-year warranty and is meant for environments with heavier workloads.
Both IronWolf models boast 256MB of cache and utilize the SATA 6Gb/s interface.
Seagate’s Exos X16 16TB HDD carries an MSRP of $629 and is available to purchase from today. IronWolf and IronWolf Pro drives are also in stock and shipping from Connection for $590.80 and $650.58, respectively.