Seagate Guardian Series Portfolio With 12TB 3.5-Inch HDD

Including BarraCuda Pro desktop drive, IronWolf and IronWolf Pro for NAS
This is a Press Release edited by on 2017.10.12

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Seagate Technology plc announced its IronWolf, IronWolf Pro and BarraCuda Pro (USA) HDDs are available at capacities up to 12TB.

IronWolf Pro NAS HDD

Offering capacity, reliability and performance among NAS and desktop HDDs, 12TB IronWolf and BarraCuda Pro drives further extend the capabilities of the Guardian Series to meet the growing data needs of large enterprise business, SMBs, and creative professionals.

Across the globe, we are experiencing a massive increase in the volume of data created, with a recent study by IDC and the company finding that data creation will swell to a total of 163ZB by 2025, 10x more than today. The firm's latest portfolio of 12TB drives are designed for media storage needs - including augmented reality (AR), virtual reality (VR), 4K resolution and 360° videos - and offer scalability for the future with increased space and speed.

"Our storage hungry customers and partners continue to ask for our latest and greatest technology along with increased capacity and performance in our purpose built products," said Matt Rutledge, senior VP, business marketing, Seagate. "With the 12TB Pro products, Seagate buyers are overcoming capacity constraints in their systems and can access vast amounts of digital data anytime, from anywhere."

12TB BarraCuda Pro desktop drive
The 12TB BarraCuda Pro HDD is a fast, high-capacity and reliable HDD for desktop computing. With 12TB of capacity, it can meet any number of demanding data management needs from creative editing workflows to gaming to desktop computing. The drive's speed means that data-intensive activities like large file transfers and photo-editing are faster when using BarraCuda Pro.

12TB IronWolf and IronWolf Pro for NAS
Offering a capacity, reliability, performance and system scalability, the 12TB IronWolf and IronWolf Pro HDDs empower customers to centralize their data onto NAS systems to ensure round-the-clock access for multiple users. At 12TB and in a 3.5 inch form factor, IronWolf and IronWolf Pro offer more capacity in less space, meeting the needs for file-sharing, remote access and backup for SMBs, enterprises and creative professionals.

"Whether it's storing your family photos, collaborating on important documents at work, or protecting your home with our video surveillance solutions, Synology NAS enthusiasts will be excited by the addition of Seagate's 12TB IronWolf drives," said Alex Wang, CEO, Synology America Corp. "By working together, Seagate and Synology are providing great ways for people to safeguard their digital lives and get the most out of their private cloud."

These 12TB drives also support the company's IronWolf Health Management (IHM) software. Designed to operate on enabled Synology DiskStation NAS, Asustor NAS, and Qnap NAS, populated with IronWolf or IronWolf Pro drives, IHM improves the system reliability by displaying actionable prevention, intervention or recovery options for the user and will be available within the next quarter with NAS partners.

"We are excited with Seagate's launch of the industry's largest capacity NAS drive - the 12TB IronWolf and IronWolf Pro," said Meiji Chang, GM, Qnap Systems, Inc., adding, "Qnap has collaborated with Seagate for many years on product and technology enhancements, working with them to create the best HDDs for NAS users. We believe that Seagate's new IronWolf family provides the performance, reliability, and capacity needed to dependably store the vast data generated by virtualization, high-resolution media workflows, the Internet of Things, and other applications driven by modern Qnap NAS solutions."

The 12TB versions of IronWolf, IronWolf Pro and BarraCuda Pro are shipping to customers worldwide.