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Seagate launched a new series of Exos X storage arrays. The systems deliver high-performance and self-healing technology. The storage arrays are suitable for large amounts of data in on-premises and private cloud environments.

According to Seagate, the Exos X-series helps companies store and secure large amounts of data. The systems focus on delivering enterprise storage with fast availability for hybrid applications, including on-premises data center environments and private cloud environments.

To this end, the Exos X systems deliver up to twice the performance of previous storage systems. Speeds reach up to 725,000 IOPS with 1 ms of latency. Read and write speeds peak at 12 Gbps and 10 Gbps respectively. The systems are based on Seagate’s sixth-generation Velos controller architecture, Velos CT ASIC controllers and Intel XEON processors.

Rack-based block storage systems

The storage systems form a petabyte-scale environment of rack-based block storage. The environment aggregates hundreds of hard drives and SSDs into one storage environment. Storage media is virtualized to maximize data resilience, availability and performance.

Seagate’s Exos X systems also include functionality to manage and secure stored data. For example, Advanced Distributed Autonomic Protection Technology (ADAPT) Erasure Encoding helps limit data redundancy and speed up recovery times with quick system rebuilds. Furthermore, Autonomous Drive Regeneration (ADR) provides self-healing features.


The combination of functionality should help companies monitor, diagnose and automatically reconstruct connected hard drives. This eliminates the need to manually swap disks and allows datacenters to reduce physical disk usage, manual processes and e-waste.

The Exos X systems also support the Redfish and Swordfish management protocols. Seagate Exos storage systems are available immediately in 2U12, 2U24 and 5U84 enclosures.

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