Seagate Technology has this week unveiled its new 16TB helium-based enterprise drives as part of the Exos X16 family as well as introducing an updated version of the IronWolf and IronWolf Pro Network Attached Storage (NAS) drive lines with new 16TB capacity models.
The Seagate Exos X16 HDD is the world’s highest capacity 3.5-inch 7200 RPM drive and has been specifically designed for multiple workloads with increased I/O offering enhanced caching capabilities. Seagate’s new Exos X16 16TB drive delivers 33 percent more petabytes per rack compared to 12TB drives while maintaining the same small footprint for a reduced overall total cost of ownership.
“The Exos X16 is key in reducing total cost of ownership for enterprise system developers and cloud data centers while supporting multiple applications with varying workloads,” said Sai Varanasi, vice president of product line marketing at Seagate Technology. “The Exos X16 is the industry’s leading helium-based 16TB capacity drive. We are partnering with our cloud/enterprise customers to bring this product to the market to fulfill the pent-up exabyte demand in data centers.”
Exos X16 offers built-in data protection, including Seagate Secure Instant Secure Erase for safe, affordable, fast, and easy drive retirement. The Exos X16 16TB HDD is available from today priced at $629.
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