Home Computers & peripherals Review – SeaGate IronWolf and IronWolf Pro 12Tb

Featured IT News

Is Victorian Police Force planning to break the law?

20 September 2018 in Security

Victoria Police's counter terrorism boss Ross Guenther announced plans to fly drones above crowds at major events.

Westpac Bank enables voice payments through Siri

20 September 2018 in Mobility

Westpac Bank is claiming an Australian first with the launch of Siri for Westpac, allowing its customers to make payments…

KPMG, Alibaba Cloud form ‘digital transformation’ alliance

20 September 2018 in Strategy

Global management firm KPMG International has forged an alliance with Alibaba Cloud – the cloud computing arm of Chinese Internet…

Big telcos 'benefit from delay' in special business services moving to NBN

20 September 2018 in Telecoms & NBN

Big telecommunications companies are pushing for a delay in the disconnection date for special business services to migrate from legacy…

EU taking 'close look' at Amazon's business practices

20 September 2018 in Technology Regulation

The European Union has started taking a close look at the business practices of American retail giant Amazon, the bloc's…

From airlines to retail: after British Airways, Newegg breached

20 September 2018 in Security

The malicious attacker, or attackers, known as Magecart, who infiltrated the British Airways website last month, have now attacked online…

Fake CommBank, ANZ apps found on Google Play Store

20 September 2018 in Security

Fake apps for the Commonwealth Bank and ANZ are among a number of bogus Android applications attempting to represent six…

Toowoomba tower powers Telstra's world-first live 2Gbps LTE call

19 September 2018 in Telecoms & NBN

Telstra and its partners are claiming a world first for a successful 2Gbps capable LTE call on a commercial network.

Encryption bill endorsed by govt party room

19 September 2018 in Government Tech Policy

Barely one week of parliamentary sitting days after the date for comment ended, the Federal Government's party room has endorsed…

Citi analyst says Amazon should split to avoid anti-trust scrutiny

19 September 2018 in Cloud

An analyst from Citi Research has suggested that it might be a good idea for Amazon to split, separating its…

Telco industry leads battle against encryption bill

19 September 2018 in Government Tech Policy

The Communications Alliance, which represents the entire telecommunications industry in Australia, has signalled that it intends to lead a charge…

Chrome, Firefox will not trust Symantec SSL certs from next release

18 September 2018 in Security

In what is sure to cause concern at the the top levels of one of the leading security software vendors,…

Breaking IT News

DiDi exuberant over 2018 Toyota AFL Grand Final partnership

20 September 2018 in Home Tech

DiDi and the AFL have jointly announced DiDi as "the Official Rideshare Partner of the 2018 Toyota AFL Grand Final",…

Ikara appoints veteran Mike Hicks as product development chief

20 September 2018 in People Moves

Brisbane-based performance management provider Ikara Group has appointed 30 year ICT industry veteran Mike Hicks as its director of product…

Rimini Street certified by ATO for Single Touch Payroll

20 September 2018 in Government Tech Policy

Global global software provider Rimini Street has obtained Single Touch Payroll (STP) certification by the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) for…

Shield Docs launches 'first to market secure file sharing functionality'

20 September 2018 in Security

Combining secure file sharing and collaboration, a virtual data room, document management and data protection in what Shield Docs says…

Google signs deal for biggest auto alliance to use Android

20 September 2018 in Automotive

The world's biggest automotive alliance has chosen Google's Android mobile operating system to provide intelligent infotainment systems in its vehicles.

NetComm wins nbn “We Care” supplier award for 'user-friendly Network Connection Device (NCD)'

20 September 2018 in Telecoms & NBN

At nbn’s yearly Supplier Summit, NetComm received the “We Care” award, which recognises the supplier that has "shown the most…

Six researchers boycott Dutch conf due to Palantir's sponsorship

20 September 2018 in Security

Two researchers from DATACTIVE, a University of Amsterdam project that examines the politics of big data, and four from the…

INDIGO cable first stage done with landing in Perth

20 September 2018 in Telecoms & NBN

The first section of the INDIGO subsea cable system has been completed with the landing of the INDIGO West cable…

Veritec wins contract to operate Microsoft Modernisation factory for government

20 September 2018 in Deals

Cloud solutions provider Veritec has secured a contract to operate Microsoft’s Modernisation Factory specifically for the Australian Government and critical…

FiberCorp claims fibre network to deliver Internet speeds 100 times faster than NBN

20 September 2018 in Internet of Things

Broadband infrastructure provider FiberCorp is installing fibre technology across property developments in Sydney, Brisbane and Melbourne, claiming the delivery of…

Forcepoint brings 'defence-grade' cyber security to secure critical infrastructure and industrial control systems

19 September 2018 in Security

Forcepoint says its new Critical Infrastructure business unit will "address the challenge of balancing insider threat detection and data security…

Rackspace can be your organisation's Yoda, says general manager

19 September 2018 in Enterprise Cloud

Rackspace has the opportunity to be the leader in multi-cloud, as well as the number one managed cloud provider, the company's…

Data61, Hensoldt Cyber partner on cyber attack protection systems

19 September 2018 in Security

Data61, the CSIRO’s innovation network, has announced a global partnership with German cyber security company Hensoldt Cyber to collaborate on…

WA 3D metal printer maker turns out complex parts at market speed

19 September 2018 in Hardware

Western Australia-based 3D metal printer manufacturer Aurora Labs says it has reached the stage where it can print complex parts…

New Payments Platform to ‘transform’ customer experience for utilities: report

19 September 2018 in Market

The advent of Australia’s industry-wide New Payments Platform has opened the way for utilities companies to be able to deliver…

Extension for moving special business services to NBN opposed

19 September 2018 in Telecoms & NBN

Small broadband provider Aussie Broadband has voiced its opposition to a proposal to extend the disconnection date for special business…

Pegasus mobile spyware found in at least 45 countries: claim

19 September 2018 in Security

Canadian digital rights organisation The Citizen Lab claims to have found evidence that mobile spyware known as Pegasus, sold by…

Singtel achieves 1.5Gbps five-carrier aggregation LTE speed

19 September 2018 in Mobility

Singapore telco Singtel claims to achieved peak LTE speeds of 1.5Gbps using five-carrier aggregation in a lab environment, using a…

The days of big data demand big storage. Seagate's IronWolf range delivers it in spades, along with enterprise-grade reliability, concurrency and longevity.

The IronWolf and IronWolf Pro range look, on the surface, like a conventional 3.5” drive, but this massive-capacity drive now exceeds even its own previous 10TB heights. Seagate’s research, design and engineering efforts have now reached 12TB capacity still in the same 3.5” package. This is achieved using Perpendicular Magnetic Recording discs and by using helium, instead of air. As helium is less dense than air, it reduces the drag on spinning discs and permits thinner platter discs, which thus mean more discs can be squeezed into the same enclosure.

Both the IronWolf and IronWolf Pro are optimised for 24x7 NAS workloads with AgileArray, enabling dual-plane balancing and RAID optimisation in multi-bay environments, with the most advanced power management possible and rotational vibration sensors to maintain high performance in multi-drive NAS enclosures. The health of the drives is monitored by built-in IronWolf Health Management software, and employ an Avago controller with 256MB DRAM buffer.

The IronWolf range is not just a freakishly big hard disk, it's also a powerful and serious device.

Both models are seriously grunty premium units. However, the Pro is specially optimised for creative professionals offering increased drive reliability engineering upping the guaranteed 180TB writes per year to 300TB, and an increased warranty from three years to five. The Pro also provides two years access to Seagate's Rescue Data Recovery Service in case of disaster.

iTWire took a pair of Seagate IronWolf Pro 12TB drives for a spin – quite literally, with the drive’s internal platters spinning into action. Its 7200 RPM spindle delivered 250MB/s disk transfer rates, which contrasts well with the 195MB/s rate of the smaller 2TB brother.

These drives are designed primarily for use in NAS units — in which case you want at least two, to ensure redundancy — but it’s also quite possible to use them in your desktop PC. You will still enjoy vast capacity and excellent speeds, the data recovery service, and all the rest, but certainly won’t tax the controller’s concurrent user workload management functionality.

In a NAS you can literally just pop the drives in, and use the NAS’ management interface to format the disks. In your desktop, you will need to ensure the disk is formatted specially to handle its size. By default, Microsoft Windows will format a disk using the 32-bit Master Boot Record scheme, which cannot handle capacities greater than 2TB. If you install this disk in your computer and format, you’ll find you only have a single 2TB partition and the rest of the disk will be inaccessible. To unleash the extra capacity the disk must be formatted using the GUID Partition Tablescheme, and your BIOS must support Unified Extensible Firmware Interface if it is to boot from it.

Fortunately, it is easy enough to convert your disk to GPT if it has already been formatted via the command-line DISKPART utility. Run this from a command prompt, type LIST DISK to see your drives. Use SELECT DISK x, replacing “x” with the number of the disk you wish to convert as shown by the output from LIST DISK. Finally, type CONVERT GPT.

In all our experimentation, both within a NAS and within a PC, the drives performed admirably, offering truly massive storage and fast and responsive reads and writes even with heavy concurrent usage. Combine this with the Seagate data recovery warranty and you truly have an excellent choice of storage to keep your big files safe.

LEARN HOW TO REDUCE YOUR RISK OF A CYBER ATTACK

Australia is a cyber espionage hot spot.

As we automate, script and move to the cloud, more and more businesses are reliant on infrastructure that has the high potential to be exposed to risk.

It only takes one awry email to expose an accounts’ payable process, and for cyber attackers to cost a business thousands of dollars.

In the free white paper ‘6 Steps to Improve your Business Cyber Security’ you’ll learn some simple steps you should be taking to prevent devastating and malicious cyber attacks from destroying your business.

Cyber security can no longer be ignored, in this white paper you’ll learn:

· How does business security get breached?
· What can it cost to get it wrong?
· 6 actionable tips

DOWNLOAD NOW!

10 SIMPLE TIPS TO PROTECT YOUR ORGANISATION FROM RANSOMWARE

Ransomware attacks on businesses and institutions are now the most common type of malware breach, accounting for 39% of all IT security incidents, and they are still growing.

Criminal ransomware revenues are projected to reach $11.5B by 2019.

With a few simple policies and procedures, plus some cutting-edge endpoint countermeasures, you can effectively protect your business from the ransomware menace.

DOWNLOAD NOW!

David M Williams

David has been computing since 1984 where he instantly gravitated to the family Commodore 64. He completed a Bachelor of Computer Science degree from 1990 to 1992, commencing full-time employment as a systems analyst at the end of that year. David subsequently worked as a UNIX Systems Manager, Asia-Pacific technical specialist for an international software company, Business Analyst, IT Manager, and other roles. David has been the Chief Information Officer for national public companies since 2007, delivering IT knowledge and business acumen, seeking to transform the industries within which he works. David is also involved in the user group community, the Australian Computer Society technical advisory boards, and education.

 

Popular News

 

Telecommunications

 

Sponsored News

 

 

 

 

Connect