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Seagate releases massive 12TB Guardian series HDDs targeted at consumers

By Kenny Yeo - on 9 Oct 2017, 2:37pm

Seagate releases massive 12TB Guardian series HDDs targeted at consumers

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Out of storage space? Good news, because Seagate has just released a trio of massive 12TB helium-based hard disk drives that are targeted at consumers.

These are part of Seagate's Guardian series and the three 12TB drives are additions to the BarraCuda Pro, IronWolf, and IronWolf Pro lineup.

The 12TB BarraCuda Pro is the largest desktop HDD currently available. It was designed for desktop computing and gaming. It spins at 7,200rpm and comes with a 5-year-long warranty.

On the other hand, the IronWolf and IronWolf Pro drives were designed for NAS applications. IronWolf Pro drives differ by having higher endurance, performance, and longer warranties.

The 12TB IronWolf drive spins at 7,200rpm and has a claimed workload rate of 180TB per year. It comes with a 3-year-long warranty.

The 12TB IronWolf Pro drive also spins at 7,200rpm but it has a longer claimed workload rate of 300TB per year. It comes with a 5-year-long warranty and 2-year data recovery service.

All three drives support the SATA 6Gbps interface.

We are awaiting local availability and pricing details from Seagate and will update this piece once we have them.

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