As storage needs grow with the growth of VR content and ubiquity of 4K video, it looks like more and more hard disk options are getting to be available that boast better visibility and performance in even bigger capabilities. Case in point: Seagate has just announced new 12TB models of its IronWolf, IronWolf Pro, and BarraCuda Pro hard drives, following hot on the heels of Western Digital's recent 12TB driveway launch. These new Seagate drives arrive in an 3.5-inch form factor, with the BarraCuda Pro drive made for desktop use, while both IronWolf drives are designed for Network-attached Storage (NAS) devices.
According to Seagate, the newest 7200rpm Seagate 12TB BarraCuda Pro is the speediest, highest-capacity and most reliable hard disk drive for desktop computing systems available on the market today. The addition of Intel Optane nonvolatile memory provides responsiveness and functionality similar to that of the SSD, as well as double the load and boot rates compared to standard drives. This tech enables the drive to offer sustained data transfer speeds of 250MB/s and burst data boosts to 6Gb/s.
Even the IronWolf pushes, meanwhile, are all developed for creative professionals and many others that prefer centralizing data on a NAS unit. Both of those brand new 12TB drives service Seagate's IronWolf Health Management applications, that was created for usage together with all the Asustor NAS, Synology DiskStation NAS, also QNAP NAS units also helps to shield data with 'prevention, intervention, and retrieval' solutions.
The IronWolf 12TB drive features a sustained data transfer rate of 210MB/s along with the IronWolf Pro 12TB has a sustained transfer rate of 250MB/s. Both the IronWolf along with IronWolf Pro 12TB HDDs are listed on Newegg for $470 and $540, respectively. Regrettably, the 'world's fastest' of the group, the BarraCuda Pro 12TB driveway, isn't now listed, however you can most likely expect a price north of $600.