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Seagate Exos X24 24TB overview: This $479 24TB HDD is the final word fanatic NAS improve


Whereas a lot of the thrilling innovation within the storage trade is targeted on SSDs, mechanical onerous drives aren’t left behind β€” removed from it. Seagate particularly has constantly delivered HDDs with ever-increasing capacities, and the Exos X24 sits on the prime of the summit. The drive debuted on the finish of final 12 months, and is the flagship providing within the Exos X24 sequence, which fits from 12TB to 24TB.

All of the drives within the Exos X24 sequence are based mostly on typical magnetic recording (CMR) tech, and Seagate additionally has customized fashions that use shingled magnetic recording (SMR), with these going as much as 28TB. However Seagate is not promoting these drives to retail prospects, and is as a substitute making them out there to its enterprise shoppers.

Seagate Exos X24 24TB HDD review

(Picture credit score: Harish Jonnalagadda / Android Central)

Coming to the patron Exos sequence, the 12TB model of the Exos X24 begins off at $318, the 16TB drive retails for $360, the 20TB is $409, and the 24TB HDD that I am reviewing (ST24000NM002H) is available for $479 on Amazon. I am utilizing the variant with the usual 6Gbps SATA interface, and Seagate additionally has a dual-port 12Gbps SAS possibility out there.

Having used the 20TB Exos X20 extensively over the course of the final 12 months, the principle distinction with the X24 is that it has a 512MB cache buffer (up from 256GB). The 24TB drive has 10 2.4TB platters, and solely the heat-assisted magnetic recording (HAMR)-based Exos Mozaic 3+ has a greater density in Seagate’s portfolio, providing 3TB platters.

Seagate Exos X24 24TB HDD review

(Picture credit score: Harish Jonnalagadda / Android Central)





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