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Among them, Exos X16 is a 3.5-inch 7200-rpm hard drive with SED (self-encrypting hard drive) option, capacity 16TB, but not the first announced 16TB hard drive.ToshibaIn January of this year, the world's first 16TB hard drive MG08 series was launched. Similar to Toshiba's MG08 series, Seagate's 16TB hard drive also uses 9 platters to achieve such high capacity.
According to Seagate, the new Exos X16 offers 33% additional storage per rack compared to the 12 TB version, reducing the total cost of ownership for data center operators. The Exos X series is available in SATA 6Gbps and SAS 12Gbps versions. 16 TB drives are also available under the IronWolf and IronWolf Pro brands, which are rated at 300TB/year and offer the benefits typically required for SOHO / SMB NAS systems. The Exos X16 16TB hard drive SATA model is ST16000NM001G with a suggested retail price of $629, which can be purchased immediately.
The IronWolf Pro (ST16000NE000) has a suggested retail price of $665 and the IronWolf (ST16000VN001) is priced at $610. These models are included with the Rescue Data Recovery Service. The IronWolf 16TB drive is rated for 600K load/unload cycles.