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New 12TB IronWolf, IronWolf Pro and BarraCuda Pro deliver industry’s highest capacity, reliability and performance

When Seagate first introduced the Guardian Series in 2016, we signaled a new chapter in how hard drives are designed: each Guardian Series drive is truly purpose-built for the future, engineered and optimized for customers’ specific needs in each different application, to preserve, access and maximize the value of their data. At the time, last year’s 10TB Guardian Series models offered the highest capacities ever available for PC workstations, Network-Attached Storage (NAS) systems and other client systems.

Now, we’re taking capacities to even higher heights, introducing new 12TB versions of the Guardian Series’ IronWolf, IronWolf Pro and BarraCuda Pro drives. Again offering the highest capacity, reliability and performance in the industry in network-attached storage and desktop PC hard drives, Seagate’s 12TB IronWolf and BarraCuda Pro drives further extend the capabilities of the most powerful drives on the market to meet the growing data needs of large enterprise business, small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs), and creative professionals.

People are creating, analyzing, editing, sharing and saving more data worldwide every year, and data keeps growing at a rapid pace with emerging applications like AR and VR becoming more mainstream, 4K resolution and 360-degree video already mainstream, and humans around the world using data all day long on diverse mobile and IoT devices, and expecting to access information from anywhere, at any time. Consumers, businesses and creative pros will increasingly require higher storage capacity within smaller form factors to meet expectations around accessibility and mobility.

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The 12TB Answer

Some say 10TB is already a lot of capacity, but 12TB is the next important leap in a continuous expansion that accommodates the growing amounts of data created for and required by all these new and developing applications. The 12TB versions of IronWolf, IronWolf Pro and BarraCuda Pro exemplify how Seagate’s research, development and insanely advanced manufacturing leadership continues to invent the technology that helps people manage and move the huge amounts of digital data they create and consume.

BarraCuda Pro, the fastest and highest capacity PC hard drive

BarraCuda Pro is the fastest, highest capacity and most reliable PC hard drive available and can meet any number of demanding data management needs — from desktop computing to creative pro editing workflows. The drive’s high speed means that data-intensive activities like large file transfers and photo-editing are faster when using BarraCuda Pro.

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IronWolf and IronWolf Pro, uniquely designed for NAS workloads

Seagate IronWolf drive for NASIronWolf and IronWolf Pro push industry boundaries to magnify what your NAS is capable of. They offer the highest capacity of any NAS drive, and provide industry-leading reliability and performance for connected homes, SOHO users and SMB NAS enclosures. More capacity in less space helps meet increasing needs for file-sharing, remote access and backup for SMBs, enterprises and creative professionals — empowering customers to centralize their data onto NAS systems to ensure round-the-clock access for multiple users.

Top NAS system makers agree. Synology America CEO Alex Wang said, “Whether it’s storing your family photos, collaborating on important documents at work, or protecting your home with our video surveillance solutions, Synology NAS enthusiasts will be excited by the addition of Seagate’s 12TB IronWolf drives. Seagate and Synology are providing great ways for people to safeguard their digital lives and get the most out of their private cloud.”

And QNAP general manager Meiji Chang said, “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 virtualization, high-resolution media workflows, the Internet of Things, and other applications driven by modern QNAP NAS solutions.”

The new 12TB drives also support Seagate’s leading IronWolf Health Management (IHM) software. Designed to operate on enabled Synology DiskStation NAS, Asustor NAS, and QNAP NAS when populated with Seagate IronWolf or IronWolf Pro drives, IHM improves the overall system reliability by displaying actionable prevention, intervention or recovery options for the user and will be available within the next quarter with NAS partners.

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The 12TB versions of IronWolf, IronWolf Pro and BarraCuda Pro are now shipping to customers worldwide. For more information on the Seagate Guardian Series, please visit www.seagate.com/internal-hard-drives.

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