Seagate Unveils IronWolf Professional 22TB HDD at 2023 NAB Present

Coinciding with the 2023 NAB Show beginning this weekend, Seagate has come out with a few bulletins in the present day. The brand new {hardware} introduction is the up to date flagship capability choice for the IronWolf Professional HDD lineup concentrating on the SMB / SME NAS market. The lineup’s new 22TB choice now matches the very best capability supplied within the WD Purple Professional line launched in July 2022. Curiously, this announcement comes prematurely of the retail launch of the corresponding Exos X22 line (which, in keeping with Seagate’s investor filings, is already in deployment in datacenters).

Seagate additionally offering technical particulars along with asserting retail availability of the brand new ST22000NT001 mannequin. This can be a 10-disk / 20-head configuration with standard magnetic recording (CMR). The drive has a 3.5″ form-factor and sports activities a SATA 6 Gbps interface. The drive is supplied with a 512 MB cache and has a 7200 RPM spindle pace. Noise scores point out 20 dBA at idle and 26 dbA for lively seeks beneath typical situations. Nevertheless, it might probably go as much as 30 – 34 dbA beneath heavy loading. The SKU has a MSRP of $600, matching WD’s launch pricing for his or her 22TB lineup.

Seagate IronWolf Professional 22TB – Metrics of Curiosity
Rated Workload (TB/yr) 550
Max. Sustained Switch Fee (MBps) 285
Rated Load / Unload Cycles 600K
Unrecoverable Learn Errors 1 in 10E15
MTBF (Hours) 2.5M
Energy (Idle / Energetic) (W) 6.0 / 7.9
Guarantee (Years) 5 + 3 years of Rescue Information Restoration Providers
Datasheet PDF

Seagate is a a couple of quarters behind WD in launching retail 22TB HDDs. Nevertheless, with client demand on this market section being a bit tepid. Offers for barely decrease capability HDDs such because the 18TB and 16TB capability factors appear to abound, as these HDDs are now not in demand with the hyperscalers, however there seems to be a glut within the provide. Seagate has most likely not misplaced out a lot within the client market by being late on this introduction. Extra apparently, Seagate is just not limiting utilization of the brand new drive to NAS models with bay counts of 24 or decrease, as a substitute opting to point ‘Limitless’ within the datasheet.

Although the brand new SKU has a MSRP of $600, the drive is at present on sale for $400 at Newegg (although this can be a pricing mistake).

In different information, Seagate additionally announced a collaboration with QNAP for supporting the Exos E Sequence JBOD programs and Seagate Lyve storage options with QuTS Hero-enabled ZFS NAS options to seamlessly allow enterprise-scale options from the sting.

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