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16TB Seagate ST16000NM001G Exos X16, 3.5" Enterprise HDD, SATA 3.0 (6GB/S), 7200RPM, 256MB Cache, 4.16ms, OEM

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Seagate has two standard drives that are 16Tb. One is X16 series, while the other is X18. The data sheet on the X18 says it is CMR, but the data sheet for the X16 does not. BigPool: 8 * Seagate Exos 12TB HDD in 4 * mirrored pairs + 2 18TB Toshiba MG08 + Optane 900P as SLOG + Mirrored Special (800GB Intel DC S3610)

Considering these are enterprise drives I'm thinking they could run a fair bit louder but I'm hoping for some actual data.Both have the same workload (550TB per year), reliability (2.5 million hours MTBF), warranty (5 years limited), and of course the same capacity. When you register your IronWolf or IronWolf Pro, you trigger Seagate's Rescue Data Recovery Service. This is a free feature for the IronWolf Pro series for two years and an optional add-on for IronWolf and Exos X. ScratchSSD 1 * High Endurance SSD for temp files for some applications. No write amplification and I don't care about the data

Before we images of Austin Power's laser sharks dancing in our heads, we get to talk about the current product lines that just expanded capacities to 16TB. Seagate's three NAS-optimized series, IronWolf, IronWolf Pro, and Exos X now ship in the new capacity. Other than the label, the three series look identical and often times pricing is similar. Today we will look at what differentiates the three and then see each in action over in the native environment, over a network.Burn-in and testing: https://www.truenas.com/community/threads/building-burn-in-and-testing-your-freenas-system.17750/ ST16000NM000J is based on the X18 platform, which has 18TB as the highest capacity. It also has 9 disks with 17 heads, each disk about 2.0TB. So this is the same as an 18TB drive, just with 1 headless.

The 1TB to 4TB IronWolf models use 5,900-RPM platter rotation, but the 6TB and larger capacities shifted to 7,200 RPMs just like all capacities of the IronWolf Pros series. The IronWolf base model competes head to head with Western Digital's Red (base series) that still uses the 5,900-RPM spindle speed. The IronWolf Pro is the direct competitor to the Red Pro series with 7,200-RPM speed. The advantage becomes very clear in the user experience and performance. Secondly, the ST16000NM000J has a slightly higher data transfer rate ( 258MB/s) compared to the ST16000NM001G ( 249 MB /s) due to the higher density.Virtualization: https://www.truenas.com/community/t...ide-to-not-completely-losing-your-data.12714/

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