Seagate launches its 20TB IronWolf PRO HDD

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  1. Hilbert Hagedoorn

    Hilbert Hagedoorn Don Vito Corleone Staff Member

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    Seagate has now announced two highly anticipated 20TB hard disk drives (HDDs), The Exos X20 20TB and the IronWolf Pro 20TB are both conventional magnetic recording (CMR)-based hard disk drives (HDDs)...

    Seagate launches its 20TB IronWolf PRO HDD
     
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    I wonder why SEAGATE is always the first to release a bigger size HDD and then WD releases the same and better.
     
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    reix2x Master Guru

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    Well if in the enterprise space are still using tape sistems for archive, i guess we will be seeing HHDs for a long time
     
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    Kaarme Ancient Guru

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    285 MB/s is pretty decent for the old spinner tech.
     

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    TLD LARS Master Guru

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    There is little replacements for platter HDD for quite some time yet, if that is what you mean?

    A 3.8TB SSD is more expensive then a 18TB HDD.
     
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    My Dell enterprise 6TB does 235mb/s. Blew me away when I saw that. It does well as a game drive!!!
     
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    kakiharaFRS Master Guru

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    I hope you like the sound of grinding metal because that's the noise they make also very annoying very loud clicks
    I'm running 22 HGST/WD Ultrastar a few meters away and I barely hear them
     
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    I have a four 10TB EXOS drives in my PC right now beside me and another five at least in a movie rack server in office beside me too and they are silent in operation.

    I did have that annoying head parking clicking but changed a setting in the drive firmware to shut them up for good.

    Don't know what you mean by "grinding metal" though - they are exactly same as any HD I ever had - and I have had very many of all sizes (500GB, 1TB, 2TB, 4TB, 6TB drives) from different manufacturers.
     
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    only 1000 dollars!
     
  10. kakiharaFRS

    kakiharaFRS Master Guru

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    you have Exos I'm talking about Ironwolf more precisely about the 10-12 Tb made in 2019..they might have fix that, I RMAed 8 of them because of the insane noise, they seriously sounded like someone was grinding them with some tool, the best word to describe them was "maddening"

    you cannot trust a brand because one drive type is good, you cannot even trust them to be the same from 1 year to the other :/
    what I can say is that for the last 5 years I had HGST/WD Ultrastar (HGST has been bought by WD) and that they still have the same super silent operation, bought 4x18Tb of them on last black friday
    you recognize "fake" WD by their reference number they added a W or WD in front of it but they still have HU aka Hitachi Ultrastar ;)
     
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