Seagate Drives Wider Storage Capacity

Seagate Technology, a provider of data storage solutions, launched the industry’s widest range of advanced 14TB hard drives, now part of the company’s enterprise and specialty drive portfolio. Consisting of IronWolf and IronWolf Pro for network attached storage (NAS) applications, the BarraCuda Pro desktop drive, surveillance-optimized SkyHawk, and Exos X14 for hyperscale data centers, this purpose-built portfolio is designed to help customers consume, manage and use digital data.

“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.”

IronWolf drives are built with multi-user environments in mind, intended to enable 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 help provide customers with RAID performance, dual-plane balance, rotational vibration sensors, advanced power management and error recovery control.

Seagate's BarraCuda Pro 3.5-inch HDD is a storage solution for desktop workstations or direct attached storage (DAS) systems. The drive delivers 7200 RPM spin speed, along with 250mb/s data transfer rates and up to 256MB of cache, powered by Seagate’s Multi-Tier Caching Technology, delivering up to 14TB of storage.

Built for hyperscale data centers, Seagate's Exos X14 drives offer enhanced areal density to deliver higher storage capabilities in a compact 3.5-inch form factor. As the need for hyperscale and cloud storage increases exponentially, the new drives deliver up to 40 percent more petabytes per rack compared to Exos 10TB drives, while maintaining the same small footprint. The helium-based Exos X14 also provides a 10 percent reduction in weight versus air nearline drives, and flexible formatting for wider integration options and support for a greater number of workloads.

More information on Seagate’s new 14TB products is available at