Seagate Unveils IronWolf Pro 10TB SME HDD

/ 4 years ago


Seagate launched their new Guardian series of drives this summer, starting with the consumer models. You might remember the IronWolf and SkyHawk drive reviews we published a couple of months ago. Now it’s time to move up the ladder to small and medium enterprises as Seagate unveiled the IronWolf Pro 10TB hard disk drive for this section of the market.

The new IronWolf Pro is built to help small to midsized enterprises better manage the massive amounts of data they create and consume as the IronWolf Pro comes with an impressive workload rating of up to 300TB. The Pro drives also come standard with a two-year Seagate Rescue Data Recovery service plan, meaning the drives are covered when disaster strikes, may it be flooding, fire, or accidental damage. A vital security for businesses and the valuable data.

“An extension of Seagate’s Guardian Series of 10TB hard drives launched in July, the IronWolf Pro gives businesses greater durability and agility to run their heaviest workloads in large, multi-user NAS environments,” said Jeff Fochtman, vice president of global marketing at Seagate. “With the added peace of mind of Seagate Rescue, businesses can know their data is safe.”

The NAS market is an ever-growing part of the industry and it is expected to reach $7 billion USD in 2017. Naturally, Seagate wants to be part of that pool and the NAS manufacturers are happy about the progress too, allowing their customers to store more data securely on-site.

“Synology’s innovative, enterprise-level storage and application server is built to deliver flexibility and performance under demanding situations,” said Chad Chiang, head of product management at Synology. “We are always thrilled to see new additions to Seagate’s hard drive line for NAS, including the IronWolf Pro, which works seamlessly with Synology NAS to support the high storage capacity required for a variety of organizations ranging from small to larger businesses.”

“Optimized for the most challenging NAS application environments, the Seagate IronWolf Pro works efficiently to bring out the best performance of QNAP NAS,” said Meiji Chang, general manager of QNAP. “The IronWolf Pro also provides high storage capacity to meet the increasing demands of data storage growth across SMB and Enterprise NAS users, leaving no doubt that the agile and powerful IronWolf Pro will empower NAS usage to a new level.”

The IronWolf Pro is optimized for NAS with AgileArray to help businesses enhance the performance for file sharing, backup, and private cloud environments. AgileArray delivers drive balancing by using dual-plane balance and rotational vibration sensors, RAID optimization for increased performance and advanced power management. All the things you’ll want from a drive such as this, besides the massive storage capacity.

Key Features

  • Rotational vibration (RV) sensors to support consistent performance by reducing vibration in one-to-16-bay NAS systems.
  • 10TB capacity means more data to serve for businesses. More capacity means more physical bay space available for redundancy or more storage.
  • Expanded multi-user capabilities to deliver a user workload rate of 300TB per year – more than five times the rate of a standard desktop drive.
  • IronWolf Pro includes Seagate’s market-leading Rescue Data Recovery service, which covers accidental damage as well as damage caused by a natural disaster, such as a fire or flood.


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