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  1. Seagate Announces 14TB Helium HDD

    It's PMR & 7200 RPM, the other details aren't officially released yet. Here is our Exos 14TB Blog Post and here's an article from Anandtech. Hopefully those help shed some light on it. The Anandtech one speculates on platter count, however there's nothing official circulating yet to confirm/deny from a company standpoint.
  2. [2.5"] Upgrading my laptop from 1TB to 2TB !

    We do have a 1TB, 2.5" BarraCuda Pro (model ST1000LM049) which is 7mm height, 7200 RPM and 128MB cache, comes with a 5 year warranty if that fits the bill for you. Thank you for considering Seagate, regardless of which route you decide to go in the end!
  3. Seagate DJI Fly Drive Review

    We do have a newer LaCie DJI Copilot drive which was announced at CES 2018 and should fulfill those hopes, it has a built-in screen to do the things you mentioned. It copies files directly with no need for a laptop, you can use a phone/tablet to manage files, and it allows you to charge your phone on the go.
  4. Our SED (Self-Encrypting Drives) have Instant Secure Erase functionality through SeaTools. Check out this article from our Knowledge Base.
  5. 14TB performance reviews

    We actually have the manufacturing process online for HAMR drives, in capacities 20TB+, with shipments to key customers before this year is out, and hitting the public in 2019. Multi-actuator tech is in the works as well, and we are seeing what kind of useful implementations that can be applied to, in combination with HAMR and other tech, etc. We recently did a demo at CES 2018. Here are some links about what we've got in the works you may want to check out: Seagate HAMR Blog Seagate Multi-Actuator Blog Tom's Hardware Multi-Actuator Article HAMR/Multi-Actuator IMGUR Album
  6. Seagate Launches 5U84 High-Density Enclosure

    A question in this release is the answer to a giveaway we are doing today over on our social media pages for 2x 12TB Seagate Exos X12 Enterprise drives. To enter the contest, you will need to answer to the trivia question "Seagate's new 5U84 high-density storage system can pack how much raw storage capacity into a single chassis?" The contest starts at 11:30a PST and you can enter on our social channels at that time. Links for convenience: Contest is global with a few legally required exceptions. Good luck!
  7. Seagate Launches 5U84 High-Density Enclosure

    Here is the official press release on the 5U84 if anyone would like to check it out.
  8. Seagate Introduces Multi Actuator Technology

    Here is our blog post if anyone would like to dig into this a little more.
  9. Yeah, that one is probably beyond the scope of what I personally can assist with, however if you're worried about the health of the drive, you can always run our free diagnostic software SeaTools or if you need to step it up from there, you could get in touch directly with Seagate Support.
  10. Our 12TB IronWolf is 7200 RPM speed, the same as the 12TB BarraCuda Pro and our new 12TB Exos (Enterprise drive) would be.
  11. Power consumtion measurements in reviews

    The nitty-gritty level details might require an engineering answer beyond the scope of what I can personally provide adequately, however it has a lot to do with RV sensors, and fine-tuning of the drives to work in more demanding environments like high-volume NAS enclosures or servers. Like fine-tuning a car for whatever extreme use it may be applied to. The overall components may be more or less the same or variations of the same as far as what physically makes them up, but you still wouldn't take one to a racetrack that wasn't engineered for racetracks. Same goes with a mountain bike versus a road bike. They're made up of mostly the same stuff, yet they're used for different environments and purposes. The IronWolf Pro comes with RV sensors on all models, 1.2 million hours MTBF compared to 1 million for standard IronWolf, as well as a 300TB of data per year workload rating for the Pro and a 180TB workload rating for the standard IronWolf. If you'd like to go deeper, there is an interesting article Storage Review did a couple of years ago on the topic in collaboration with Seagate to dive deeper than the typical spec-sheet stuff: Pick The Right Drive For The Job - 24/7 NAS HDDs vs Desktop HDDs We also have a YouTube video which shares some of the specifics as well if you'd like to check it out.
  12. Power consumtion measurements in reviews

    You can find power measurements in our IronWolf & IronWolf Pro spec sheets. On the IronWolf sheet linked, it is under "power management" whereas on the Pro one, it's under "power consumption". Normally, we'd list out the details here but in this case without knowing exact capacities/models, it's probably a little less page-hoggy and soapboxy (yes, we make up words...we're cool like that) to just link it and let people look it up themselves. One note to add: The standard IronWolf is rated for 1-8 bay enclosures, since you mentioned going up to 16 HDDs in your server, may want to look at more the Pro version, since it is rated for 1-16 bay enclosures.
  13. If anyone would like to give them a look-over, we have also updated our data sheets with information about the new SkyHawk AI drives here.
  14. While we can't speak specifically as to 3rd party head-to-head type benchmarking like you are interested in, one big thing with comparing the BarraCuda Pro and IronWolf Pro is use-case. Spec-wise, there are a lot of similarities between the two, they're both rated for up to 300TB of data per year, both come with a 5 year warranty + 2 free years of Rescue Services, both can handle 24x7 type environments, both have 256 MB cache in the new 12TB capacities. Getting the most out of your drive(s) depends on having the right drive for that environment. If your needs are more in a creative desktop environment, then the BarraCuda Pro is going to be a better fit. The reason the IronWolf Pro wouldn't be as ideal of a fit in desktop environments is that the firmware on the drives is engineered for these drives to excel when working in NAS/server type environments as members of RAID teams, and some of the subtleties of this mean things like the drive not as aggressively pursuing some errors, figuring they can just pass it on to the next drive in the RAID array for faster performance, versus a desktop drive like the BarraCuda Pro which is more likely to aggressively correct these errors because it isn't intended to be used in the same way. If your needs are more oriented towards the NAS or server type use, then the IronWolf Pro would be a much better fit. IronWolf Pro drives are rated for enclosures with up to 16 drives, so they are more cost-effective from a perspective of needing to add more drives or storage capacity at a later time. The vibrational considerations of NAS/server environments are heavily considered when NAS drives are designed, desktop grade drives like the BarraCuda Pro just don't have the same protections against performance issues and vibrations causing wear-down or issues with drives in these numbers because they aren't meant for these kinds of environments. IronWolf Pro drives come with built in RV (Rotational Vibration) sensors. We generally advocate two rules: 1. Always choose the right type of drive for the given application or use-case 2. Always back up your data.
  15. The Pro version of the IronWolf also comes with a longer warranty (5 years) and 2 years of Rescue Services. We have updated our data sheets to reflect the new 12TB model portfolio for the BarraCuda Pro, IronWolf, and IronWolf Pro if anyone would like to look over the specs. We have also done some updating to our IronWolf Health Management (IHM for 12TB is still in-the-works) page to add more details and also to include ASUSTOR (ASUS' NAS storage division) enclosures compatible with IHM in addition to the compatible Synology enclosures list we have.