Seagate IronWolf 10TB HDD Review

Seagate recently announced a new high-capacity HDD in their line-up. With storage capacities of 10TB, this is the biggest drives that are commercially available right now.

Frankly speaking, 10TB is already a lot of storage for regular needs. Normally, one would be satisfied with 1TB or 2TB but if you’re working on something more extensive, like video editing or archiving, then 10TB should be the best choice.

It’s also pretty interesting how Seagate was able to cram that much amount of storage in a single 3.5” drive that usually carries just 1TB or 2TB. This was made possible by stacking 7 discs (Perpendicular Magnetic Recording) on top of each other and using an inert gas (Helium) to closely but efficiently separate the platters.

If you got two of these drives housed in a 2-bay NAS, that’s a total of 20TB at your disposal. This is the setup we have right now – a couple of 10TB Seagate IronWolf HDD and a two-bay NAS from Synology.

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