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Seagate Announces 14TB Helium HDD

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Data is growing with no sign of slowing down. In fact with new disruptive innovations like the Internet of Things, data will only grow faster. Enterprises need a way to store this data for potential insights and it needs to do so without introducing too many new form factors. The Exos X14 keeps the same familiar 3.5” form factor but allows for even more storage. Seagate has achieved this through enhanced areal density. The new drive is said to offer the best power efficiency and performance for its class.

 

Seagate Announces 14TB Helium HDD

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14TB and Helium. Sounds good, but all the other important specs are missing. Also missing on the pictured label - they should be in the blank space below the barcode.

RPM? Cache? Sustained sequential transfer speed? Platter count? PMR/SMR/host-managed SMR? MTBF?

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14TB and Helium. Sounds good, but all the other important specs are missing. Also missing on the pictured label - they should be in the blank space below the barcode.

RPM? Cache? Sustained sequential transfer speed? Platter count? PMR/SMR/host-managed SMR? MTBF?

 

 

To be fair this looks mostly like the official Seagate press release regurgitated, and that doesn't say much either.

 

https://www.seagate.com/about-seagate/news/seagate-advanced-technology-ocp-summit-2018-pr-master/

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.

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Multi actuator technology which should be good for up to 480 mb/s https://fudzilla.com/news/45888-seagate-announces-exos-x14-enterprise-hdd

It would be wise by Storagereview to review this very interesting hdd. Because it if it is reliable enough, it will leave WD and Hitachi in the dust until them comes up with their equivalent Enterprise hdd. The Seagate Exos drives seems to be good from a reliability standpoint. Especially the X10 and also the X12 have fared well enough in the latest Backblaze report if that is anything to read into. https://www.backblaze.com/blog/hard-drive-stats-for-q2-2018/

Until I first heard about this X14 about two months ago I was more or less set to buy the X10 but decided to await the X14 and see what it is like as it means a Significant jump in performance. Hopefully the reliability will be ok as well but with new technology like this Multi actuator one can't take that quite for granted of course.

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