Though aimed at NAS, the IronWolf Pro 14TB is Seagate’s fastest consumer drive and perfectly fine for the desktop
With 14TB of storage and 260MBps sustained reads, there’s everything to like about the IronWolf Pro. It’s warrantied for five years and comes with two years of promised data recovery. It’s pricey, and should be mirrored if essential data is stored on it, but it’s the state of the art in consumer 3.5-inch hard drives.
14TB, the amount of data that can be held by Seagate’s latest flagship $600 IronWolf Pro, is a whole lot of digital stuff. Way more than most users need, unless of course, said user is capturing raw 4K or 8K video. In that case, the more the merrier.
Seagate’s BarraCuda Pro and non-pro IronWolf are the only other drives in the consumer space that can fit that much (WD has a 14TB enterprise drive), but guess what? The IronWolf Pro is a bit faster. A bit more expensive, of course, but top banana is top banana no matter how you slice it.
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