If it were not already remarkable enough for Seagate to have released 10TB and 12TB models, devising new engineering techniques such as using the less-dense helium instead of air to maximise usable space, the company has upped-the-ante with these 14TB models.
Seagate says its optimisation research continues to drive data storage technology toward a lower cost-per-terabyte, with increasingly cavernous capacity without a corresponding price increase.
The range consists of four specialised 14TB drive models:
- IronWolf and IronWolf Pro models for NAS
- BarraCuda Pro for desktop PCs
- SkyHawk for surveillance, and
- Exos X14 for hyper-scale data centres
Each option includes the same gargantuan 14TB capacity but offers specifications and inclusions targeted towards that audience.
Putting these drives into your NAS is an incredible experience, with, for example, the Synology DS918+ NAS showing a massive 38.19TB of capacity across four disks, including fault-tolerance.
Seriously, with this much storage, you have no excuse for not backing up every device on your network.
The IronWolf drives have a three-year warranty, while the IronWolf Pro includes a five-year warranty.
Seagate also offers IronWolf Pro owners two years' access to its Seagate Rescue Data Recovery Services which will recover critical data from your drives in the event of failure.
“For many companies, data storage has become one of the fastest-growing parts of their IT infrastructure. Synology users will be excited by the new Seagate 14TB IronWolf drives,” said Vincent Tsai, product marketing manager at Synology. “By collaborating seamlessly, Seagate and Synology deliver a reliable storage and backup solution for businesses to safeguard their valuable data.”
The drives retail from $529.99 and $599.99 respectively.
The BarraCuda Pro brings 7200 RPM spin-speed, 250mb/s data transfer and up to 256MB of cache, admirably serving as a source for 8K video editing or large file backup, or just plain desktop and gaming performance. It is available for $579.99.
The SkyHawk is rated to store over 9000 hours of HD video from up to 64 HD cameras, optimised for 24x7 DVR and NVR workloads, and with firmware to minimise dropped frames. It is priced at $509.99.
The Exos X14 brings high storage, hardware encryption and reduced operational costs to the data centre. The helium inside brings a 10% weight reduction and ships in a modular enterprise system for easy scaling up to 1.4 petabytes of density. The single 14TB drive costs $614.99.