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Seagate Exos X16 16TB HDD Review Discussion

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Seagate has released its largest HDD, 16TB, with the Seagate Exos X16. A 3.5” form factor, the Exos X16 is stated to supply up to a third more petabytes per rack compared to 12TB drives, making it ideal for hyperscale applications/cloud data centers, scale-out data centers, Big Data applications, and distributed files systems such as Hadoop and Ceph. Seagate leverages a helium sealed construction to not only help hit the higher capacity, but to lower power costs as well as lower weight being sealed versus screwed shut (a small amount adds up in a rack). The drive comes with a 5-year limited warranty.


Seagate Exos X16 16TB HDD Review

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All the comparison drives were other Seagates, in 14 or 16 TB. Perhaps some HGST, WD, and Toshiba 14s for comparison?

Any update on the Toshiba 16 TB? It was announced months sooner, but I've yet to see it anywhere.

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How exactly are the 16TB EXOs different from the Iron Pros?  I assumed the EXOS hardware was better to earn the higher MTBF and write ratings, but the performance seems somewhat worse. :(  Which would you buy?

 

 

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