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Seagate has introduced the IronWolf Pro 24 TB HDD. This hard drive is designed for use in NAS applications. With it, the storage hardware manufacturer wants to help SMBs in particular manage their growing amounts of data.

The new Seagate IronWolf Pro 24 TB HDD is specifically designed for use in NAS environments. Also, the new hard drive is suitable for video production RAID storage, shared network storage capacity, workstations and (data center) servers.

Performance specifications

The new NAS HDD comes with storage capacities ranging between 2 TB and up to 24 TB. In addition, the Seagate hard drive features a throughput speed of 285 Mbps that is especially suitable for businesses with large data volumes.

The disk can also handle a workload of up to 550 TB per year and has a so-called MTBF of 2.5 million hours. The hard disk is optimized for use in multi-bay/multi-user operating environments.

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Optimization Technology

In addition to all the hardware technology, the new Seagate IronWolf Pro HDD also features several technologies optimized specifically for NAS systems. For example, Seagate’s AgileArray technology that integrates dual-plane balancing and time-limited error recovery (TLER).

This, according to the manufacturer, ensures optimal performance in multi-bay scenarios, such as in server environments. In addition, the HDD features built-in rotational vibration (RV) sensors and dual-plane balancing to counter vibration and maintain consistent performance and reliability.

Furthermore, the newly released HDD for NAS applications features the Seagate IronWolf Health Management system. This provides users with data protection through recommendations for prevention, intervention and recovery for peak loads in NAS systems, among other things. The HDD also comes with a five-year warranty and three years of Rescue Data Services from Seagate.

The Seagate IronWolf 24 TB HDD costs $649. No European price is yet known.

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