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Seagate Delivers Industry’s First Enterprise-Ready Exos 16TB Hard Drive and Raises the Bar with IronWolf 16TB for NAS

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Seagate Technology plc (NASDAQ: STX), a world leader in data storage
solutions, today announced it has been actively shipping 16TB
helium-based enterprise drives as part of the Exos®
family, delivering high performance and record capacity for
hyperscale data centers to efficiently and cost-effectively manage
ever-increasing amounts of data. The company also updated the IronWolf®
and IronWolf Pro
Attached Storage
(NAS) drive lines with new 16TB capacity models.

The need for hyperscale, cloud, and NAS storage solutions continues to
rise to unprecedented levels. In fact, a recent
IDC whitepaper
sponsored by Seagate predicts that the Global
Datasphere – the amount of data created, captured or replicated across
the globe – will grow from 33 zettabytes (ZB) in 2018 to 175 ZB by 2025.
Seagate’s Exos X16 hard drive delivers the highest storage density
available with the field-proven reliability and continuous high
performance to support a broad range of workload requirements and
high-availability use cases.

is the world’s highest capacity 3.5-inch 7200 RPM drive
designed to solve challenges by enabling hyperscale, datacenter, OEM and
distribution channel businesses to maximize storage capacities, provide
customer flexibility, and reduce complexity with uses in multiple
workloads with increased I/O and 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. Exos X16 offers built-in
data protection, including Seagate
™ Instant Secure Erase for safe, affordable, fast, and easy
drive retirement.

“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. ”

Seagate continues to establish new benchmarks in speed and capacity with
the additional announcement of IronWolf
and IronWolf
Pro 16TB
drives, built for multi-user NAS environments and
supporting workloads up to 300TB/year. IronWolf is the ideal drive for
home and small office NAS systems that deliver performance, low noise
and low power consumption, making it efficient for everyday use such as
back up, remote access and file sharing. IronWolf Pro drives are robust
for NAS that operate in creative pro and small-medium business
environments that demand heavy workloads to support their data needs.

Zheng Yafeng, vice president at Tencent Cloud, said, “At Tencent Cloud,
we are committed to creating a ‘digital ecosystem’, by boosting the
Industrial Internet sector and serving various industries as a ‘digital
assistant’. For the data lifecycle, from generation to capture, storage
and application, we are working seamlessly with Seagate to understand
how to cope with the exponential rise in data volumes, with new
innovative architectures, from edge to cloud. Seagate’s 16TB Exos X16
hard drive has been incorporated into our cloud solution, significantly
improving its storage density and performance, while cutting down the
cost. Not only does this solution fulfill the ever-increasing demand of
data centers for storage, but it helps us to efficiently address the
emerging scenarios, applications, and challenges.”

Peng Zhen, vice president at Inspur Group, said, “The era of smart
computing is coming, and at Inspur we are striving to create a
converged, open, and agile AI industry ecosystem so that we can provide
customers with integrated solutions. Inspur and Seagate are working
together in multiple fields, including cloud computing, big data and
artificial intelligence, all to drive enterprise digital transformation.
For Seagate’s 16TB helium-based Exos X16 enterprise drive, we have
completed a series of joint tests, which indicate it delivers high
performance with support for varying workloads, allowing us to increase
system capacity and reduce deployment complexity, whilst considerably
lowering total cost of ownership. In the future, we will continue to
partner with Seagate to drive industries to transform further, and
empower customers to embrace the upcoming era of artificial

The Exos X16 16TB HDD has an MSRP of $629 and will be available June 4.

For more information on the new Seagate Exos X16, IronWolf 16TB,
IronWolf Pro 16TB, IronWolf SSD and other Seagate products, visit

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referring to drive capacity, one gigabyte, or GB, equals one billion
bytes and one terabyte, or TB, equals one trillion bytes. Your
computer’s operating system may use a different standard of measurement
and report a lower capacity. In addition, some of the listed capacity is
used for formatting and other functions, and thus will not be available
for data storage. Actual data rates may vary depending on operating
environment and other factors, such as chosen interface and disk