Seagate’s Exos X hard drives offer scalability to match your data centre needs

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It has long been surmised that data is the new oil, with only the most skilled digital alchemists being capable of extracting value from it. While that is in part true, without a secure and reliable environment in which to house and access said data, skill counts for nothing. It is why choosing the right hard drives for your cloud-based data centre is so crucial.

To ensure that the right choice is made, Seagate introduced its Exos X range to the market as a highly scalable hard drive to offer the security and reliability that data centre technicians crave.

Purpose built

These enterprise-grade hard drives are purpose built with data analytics in mind, which makes them particularly useful in environments where dense data storage is required. If data is critical to your business and, let’s face it, it’s critical for every business these days, having these enterprise-ready hard drives becomes a must.

Testament to the rigorous workloads that the Exos X range can handle, these drives are certified to deliver a 550TB per year workload rating. Added to this is a 2.5 million hour Mean-Time-Between-Failure (MTBF) across the Exos X range, which means they represent superb total cost of ownership to the business.

These hard drives are not only built to last, as they feature impressive responsiveness too. This as you get up to 261 MB/s data transfer speeds for quick and reliable transfers. Should you be working with vast data lakes of information, that rapid and reliable speed will certainly pay off.

Coupled with the speedy performance, Seagate has ensured the Exos X range features the latest innovations in terms of design, with helium-filled cases instead of air-filled ones. The upshot of this change means these drives weigh 130g less on average than their oxygen counterparts, not to mention the fact that the lighter gas encased in the drive means less drag on the disk spinning inside. Consequently performance gets a boost too.


In order to deliver on the promise of high scalability, the Exos X range features Seagate’s FastFormat support.

This technology is particularly important for organisations that wish to transition from 512-byte storage to 4K. The Seagate FastFormat feature enables both legacy 512-byte emulation and 4K native formats to be supported on a single SAS drive, in this case the Exos X, allowing you to futureproof systems by performing fast formats.

This therefore means that if you need a solution for servers, storage systems or business-focused NAS systems, there is a highly reliable option from Seagate’s Exos X range available.

With three different models of drive within the Exos X lineup – X18, X16 and 2X14, storage sizes range from 12TB to 18TB, which when coupled with the FastFormat system means space will never become an issue.

As more businesses begin their push for digital transformation, moving from on-premise data solutions to the cloud, having a reliable and secure environment will be more important than ever. It is why you should choose Seagate Exos X as the backbone of that environment.

To find out more about the Exos X range, as well as the other storage solutions available from Seagate, visit local retailer Wootware’s website.



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