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Seagate reveals three 12TB Guardian series hard drives for consumers

By Michael Low & Kenny Yeo - on 9 Oct 2017, 3:00pm

Seagate reveals three 12TB Guardian series hard drives for consumers

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Out of storage space? Good news, because Seagate has just released a trio of massive 12TB helium-based hard disk drives that are targeted at consumers.

These are part of Seagate's Guardian series, and the three 12TB drives are additions to the BarraCuda Pro, IronWolf, and IronWolf Pro lineup.

The 12TB BarraCuda Pro is the largest desktop HDD currently available. It's designed for desktop computing and gaming, spins at 7,200rpm, and comes with a five-year warranty.

Next, the IronWolf and IronWolf Pro drives are designed for NAS applications. IronWolf Pro drives differ by having higher endurance, performance, and longer warranties.

The 12TB IronWolf drive spins at 7,200rpm, and has a claimed workload rate of 180TB per year. It comes with a three-year warranty.

The 12TB IronWolf Pro drive, on the other hand, also spins at 7,200rpm, but it has a longer claimed workload rate of 300TB per year. It comes with a five-year warranty and two-year data recovery service.

All three drives support the SATA 6Gbps interface.

We are awaiting local availability and pricing details from Seagate and will update this piece once we have them.