Surely 12TB is enough for anyone...
It's kind of amazing to think that, once upon a time, we measured our hard drive space in megabytes, and it was enough. Then we marched to gigabytes, and it seemed that too would just fine.
Now, modern storage comes in terabytes, and for serious users, it just about covers us. So Seagate's massive new 12TB drives - in desktop and NAS flavours - are perfect for those for whom too much content is never enough.
The 12TB BarraCuda Pro offers GIANT STORAGE to desktop PCs, making it perfect for those working with large files in the creative industry, or gamers with a massive collection of games. The 12TB IronWolf and IronWolf Pro bring the same GIANT STORAGE to network attached storage devices, along with reliability and performance, making it perfect for creatives and small businesses. They also support IronWolf Health Management, which works with compatible QNAP, Asustor, and Synology devices.
Not only has the capacity increased, but the newer 12TB Barracuda Pro is also faster. Speed has improved from 220MB/s to 250MB/s, which is frankly remarkable for a mechanical spinner -- being just on half the speed of an average SATA SSD. Quite amazing.
We are excited with Seagate’s launch of the industry’s largest capacity NAS drive – the 12TB IronWolf and IronWolf Pro,” said Meiji Chang, general manager of QNAP, adding, “QNAP has collaborated with Seagate for many years on product and technology enhancements, working with them to create the best hard drives 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 virtualisation, high-resolution media workflows, the Internet of Things, and other applications driven by modern QNAP NAS solutions.”
All three drives are available now.