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    Seagate ships Exos X 16TB helium-based enterprise HDDs

    And it has updated the IronWolf, IronWolf Pro NAS drives with new 16TB models too.
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    Re: Seagate ships Exos X 16TB helium-based enterprise HDDs

    As soon as you read the word 'enterprise', you know that the price has risedn by x amount. All SSDs have done is increase the price of large HDDs.

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    Re: Seagate ships Exos X 16TB helium-based enterprise HDDs

    Quote Originally Posted by excalibur1814 View Post
    As soon as you read the word 'enterprise', you know that the price has risedn by x amount. All SSDs have done is increase the price of large HDDs.
    Enterprise HDDs were *always* expensive, specially when bought by the tray load for a 19 inch rack full of 8 or 10 disk raid-6 stripes. This is why they were also ripe for replacement with SSD technology being faster, more compact and similar price; I'm kind of surprised Seagate are bothering.

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    Re: Seagate ships Exos X 16TB helium-based enterprise HDDs

    My 3 year replacement cycle of the drives in my NAS is looking good then- the 2x8TB can get replaced with 2x16TB. And a third 16TB will replace the 8TB in the offsite (at my parents ) backup.

    *starts saving*

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    Re: Seagate ships Exos X 16TB helium-based enterprise HDDs

    And here's me just pushing out to a single 6Tb drive in my server and even that was just due to a 4Tb dying...

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    Re: Seagate ships Exos X 16TB helium-based enterprise HDDs

    Quote Originally Posted by DanceswithUnix View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by excalibur1814 View Post
    As soon as you read the word 'enterprise', you know that the price has risedn by x amount. All SSDs have done is increase the price of large HDDs.
    Enterprise HDDs were *always* expensive, specially when bought by the tray load for a 19 inch rack full of 8 or 10 disk raid-6 stripes. This is why they were also ripe for replacement with SSD technology being faster, more compact and similar price; I'm kind of surprised Seagate are bothering.
    What is the price of a 16TB SSD in your world?

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