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Seagate BarraCuda Pro, IronWolf and IronWolf Pro HDDs reach 14TB

Available for desktop and NAS, the new data storage solutions from Seagate establish new benchmarks in speed and capacity. Meet the 14TB BarraCuda Pro, IronWolf and IronWolf Pro.

Seagate Barracuda and IronWolf HDD reach 14TB

Whether you need to edit 8k video or transfer large files, Seagate has you covered in terms of speed… and space. Seagate now has 14TB hard-drives, to meet the needs of modern workflows.

SSD are getting bigger and cheaper, but nothing beats a HDD when it comes to price and space. Even Seagate, who recently introduced SSD solutions, knows that HDD are here to stay, at least for a long, long time. So, the company recently introduced what it claims to be the industry’s most advanced 14TB data storage portfolio, as a way to celebrate 40 Years of data storage innovation. Yes, Seagate is 40 this year!

Looking for the industry’s widest range of advanced 14TB hard drives? Look no further.  Seagate introduced HDDs with 14Tb of capacity in its various families, from the surveillance-optimized SkyHawk to the Exos X14 for hyperscale data centers. The two that interest us most, though, are the IronWolf and IronWolf Pro for network attached storage (NAS) applications, and the classic  BarraCuda Pro desktop drive.

Seagate says that “this purpose-built portfolio empowers customers to consume, manage and utilize digital data more effectively and efficiently while establishing new benchmarks in speed and capacity”  and adds that with this offering, the company “continues to lead the industry in driving data storage technology toward a lower cost per terabyte through hard drive optimization, versatility of application, and unmatched capacity. Whether for personal use, creative and design computing, online gaming, or large-scale surveillance systems and hyperscale environments, Seagate drives are opening up new data management opportunities across a wide range of markets.”

“Data protection, management and archiving are no longer strictly the realm of IT departments, but are now essential responsibilities for business owners, creative professionals, online gamers and PC users alike,” said Matt Rutledge, senior vice president of devices at Seagate. “We understand the critical nature of data in unlocking opportunities to efficiency. From the largest data center to the personal user, our goal is to ensure every customer can access, store and transfer data quickly and reliably, whenever they need it and wherever they are.”

Seagate Barracuda and IronWolf HDD reach 14TBIronWolf and IronWolf Pro 14TB, trusted by the world’s top NAS vendors, now come with 14TB, making them even more interesting as a NAS solution, as they raise raise the bar once more and are enabling even more network storage – almost 20 % more than the 12TB models introduced last year. That explains why, immediately after the announcement, NAS companies as Thecus confirmed that every current Thecus NAS model is compatible with the just released Seagate IronWolf and IronWolf Pro hard drives with 14 Terabyte capacities.

The IronWolf family has continued to push boundaries for NAS applications, providing best-in-class reliability and performance for always-on environments. The drives are built with multi-user environments in mind, which allows a workload rating up to 300TB/year allowing users to do more with their data and their NAS. The drives are optimized with AgileArray firmware for NAS servers to provide the customer with a host of benefits including: RAID performance, dual-plane balance, rotational vibration (RV) sensors, advanced power management and error recovery control.

Additionally, customers get peace of mind with Seagate IronWolf Health Management and 2-year Seagate Rescue Data Recovery Services. Health Management embedded analysis and recovery software works seamlessly with key NAS partner systems, providing comprehensive status updates and drive health analysis, allowing customers to be preventative, not just reactive. IronWolf and IronWolf Pro drives feature a 3-year and 5-year limited warranty respectively.

“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 Inc. “By collaborating seamlessly, Seagate and Synology deliver a reliable storage and backup solution for businesses to safeguard their valuable data.”

Seagate Barracuda and IronWolf HDD reach 14TB

For desktop use, the BarraCuda Pro 14TB is a versatile solution. The BarraCuda Pro 3.5-inch HDD continues to offer professionals an ideal storage solution for desktop workstations or direct attached storage (DAS) systems.

Creative professionals, small businesses and IT staff all have a need for large amounts of data to be delivered efficiently and protected properly. The BarraCuda Pro delivers industry-leading 7200 RPM spin speed, along with 250mb/s data transfer rates and up to 256MB of cache, the highest available today, powered by Seagate’s Multi-Tier Caching Technology (MTC), delivering effortless performance in a massive 14TB of storage.

Whether it be data-intensive editing of 8k video or the transfer of large files to an attached backup, the BarraCuda Pro gives customers speed, versatility and durability at an affordable cost, as well as the support of a 5-year limited warranty.

The IronWolf and IronWolf Pro 14TB are available at an MSRP of $529.99 and $599.99 respectively. The BarraCuda Pro 14TB is available at an MSRP of $579.99.


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