January 20th, 2017
Seagate announces 10TB IronWolf HDD for PC Gamers & Enthusiasts
As a PC gamer, I know how important it is to have that extra storage space on our hard disks. With games going upwards to 60-80GB in game files, we can see how easily they all take up all the space on a hard disk. The Seagate 10TB IronWold HDD is aimed towards providing more storage to PC gamers and PC enthusiasts so that they can have enough storage space on their mean machines.
The 10TB IronWold HDD is part of the new Guardian Series from Seagate which also has other 10TB models in sub-brands like BarraCuda Pro, IronWolf and SkyHawk. These HDDs have been designed to bed in desktops, laptops and even in more niche specific things like a NAS or a surveillance system.
The Seagate BarraCuda Pro is targeted for people who have a system that stands on the higher end and hence they need a good and fast HDD to eliminate the speed bottlenecks if any. The IronWolf, on the other hand, is suitable for NAS drivers. It comes with AgileArray software that can be used for error recovery controls, power management and vibration tolerance which results in a reliable NAS experience altogether.
As per Seagate, the IronWolf series of HDD can be used for up to 180TB or writes per year which means it has a good life. It has power saving functions like going to sleep while the system is idle hence saving power. The IronWolf series also comes with Rescue Data Recovery Service that can be used to protect the data from virus, hardware failures, data loss etc. You will be able to send the HDD back to Seagate where data recovery will be attempted to extract the data out of a failed drive, if possible.
You do get a 3-years warranty with the IronWold drive and the drive itself comes in capacities from 1TB to 10TB. With a data rate of 210MB/s IronWolf is one of the fastest HDD one can get.