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Seagate Exos X18 enterprise hard drive

With massive capacity and innovative technology advancements, this Exos X18 enterprise hard drive is engineered to address the needs of the hyperscale storage market. The helium sealed drive design replaces air with helium inside the drive, to reduce air turbulence and allow more platters to fit in the same 3.5" form factor. Boasting SATA 6 Gbps host interface, 7200 RPM spinning speed, and 256 MB Cache, this 18 TB drive delivers Max. sustained transfer rate of 270 MB/s. And capable of 24x7 operation, the Seagate Exos X18 is a perfect high-reliability solution for servers, storage systems, and business-centric NAS systems.

Best-Fit Applications

  • Scalable hyperscale
  • applications/cloud data centers
  • Massive scale-out data centers
  • Big data applications
  • High-capacity density RAID storage
  • Mainstream enterprise external
  • storage arrays
  • Distributed file systems, including
  • Hadoop and Ceph
  • Enterprise backup and restore — D2D, virtual tape
  • Centralized surveillance

Features:

  • Market-leading 18TB HDD offering the highest capacity available for more petabytes per rack (Compared to 14TB competitive product)
  • Highly reliable performance with enhanced caching, making it the logical choice for cloud data center and massive scale-out data center applications
  • Hyperscale SATA model tuned for large data transfers and low latency
  • PowerBalance. feature optimizes Watts/TB
  • Maximize total cost of ownership savings through lower power and weight with helium sealed-drive design
  • Proven helium side-sealing weld technology for added handling robustness and leak protection
  • Digital environmental sensors to monitor internal drive conditions for optimal operation and performance