Seagate ST16000NM010G 16TB 7.2K RPM Hard Drive
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Seagate ST16000NM010G 16TB Hard Drive 7.2K RPM SATA-6GBPS Refurbished

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ST16000NM010G 16 Terabytes (TB) 7.2K Revolutions Per Minute (RPM) Exos X16 Serial Advanced Technology Attachment (SATA) 6 Gigabits Per Second (GBPS) 256mb Buffer 3.5inch Enterprise Hard Disk Drive | Made by Seagate | Refurbished | Dell OEM
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Product overview for the Seagate ST16000NM010G

In the ever-evolving landscape of data storage, Seagate has established itself as a prominent player, consistently delivering high-performance storage solutions. One such offering is the Seagate ST16000NM010G, a 16TB 7200RPM SAS-12GBPS Exos X16 Enterprise Hard Disk Drive. In this detailed exploration, we will delve into the key features, specifications, and benefits of this storage powerhouse.

Unraveling the Model: ST16000NM010G

The model number, ST16000NM010G, is the unique identifier for this Seagate hard disk drive. Let's break down its components to understand what each part signifies.

  • ST: Stands for Seagate Technology, indicating the manufacturer.
  • 16000: Represents the storage capacity of the drive, a colossal 16 terabytes. This immense capacity is particularly advantageous for enterprises with substantial data requirements.
  • NM: Indicates that it is a part of the Exos series, Seagate's line of high-capacity enterprise hard drives.
  • 010G: This alphanumeric sequence may denote specific variations or features of the drive within the Exos X16 series.
Power-Packed Performance Storage Capacity

The standout feature of the Seagate ST16000NM010G is its colossal storage capacity of 16 terabytes. This makes it an ideal choice for businesses dealing with vast amounts of data, such as data centers, cloud service providers, and enterprises with demanding storage needs.

Rotation Speed: 7200RPM

The rotational speed of a hard disk drive significantly influences its performance. In this case, the ST16000NM010G boasts an impressive speed of 7200 revolutions per minute (RPM). This high rotation speed ensures swift data access and retrieval, making it suitable for applications that demand quick response times.

SAS-12GBPS Interface

The ST16000NM010G employs a SAS (Serial Attached SCSI) interface with a speed of 12 gigabits per second (GBPS). This interface is widely used in enterprise environments due to its reliability and performance. The 12GBPS speed ensures efficient data transfer, reducing latency and enhancing overall system responsiveness.

Exos X16 Series

Being a part of the Exos X16 series, this hard disk drive is designed with enterprise-grade reliability and durability in mind. The Exos series is renowned for its high-performance characteristics, making it suitable for mission-critical applications where data integrity and availability are paramount.

Technical Specifications

The ST16000NM010G is equipped with a 256-megabyte (MB) buffer. The buffer, also known as cache, plays a crucial role in enhancing data transfer speeds. A larger buffer allows the drive to temporarily store frequently accessed data, reducing the need to fetch it from the slower main storage area.

3.5-Inch Form Factor

The 3.5-inch form factor of the ST16000NM010G ensures compatibility with standard drive bays, making it easy to integrate into existing storage infrastructures. This form factor is prevalent in enterprise environments, providing a balance between storage density and ease of installation.

Enterprise-Grade ReliabilityRobust Design

Seagate, known for its commitment to quality, has engineered the ST16000NM010G with a focus on durability. The drive is designed to withstand the rigors of continuous operation, making it suitable for 24/7 data center environments.

Advanced Error Recovery

Data integrity is a critical concern in enterprise storage. The ST16000NM010G addresses this by incorporating advanced error recovery mechanisms. In the event of data errors, the drive employs error correction algorithms to ensure accurate and reliable data storage.

PowerBalance Technology

Efficiency is a key consideration in data centers where power consumption directly impacts operational costs. The ST16000NM010G features Seagate's PowerBalance technology, which optimizes power consumption without compromising on performance. This technology dynamically adjusts the power levels, striking a balance between energy efficiency and the drive's operational requirements.

Seagate Secure Technology

Security is a top priority in enterprise storage solutions. The ST16000NM010G features Seagate Secure technology, providing a suite of security options to protect sensitive data. This includes secure erase functionality, instant secure erase for easy drive retirement, and FIPS (Federal Information Processing Standards) 140-2 encryption for data protection.

Compatibility with SAS Controllers

The SAS interface of the ST16000NM010G ensures compatibility with a wide range of SAS controllers commonly used in enterprise environments. This compatibility allows for seamless integration into existing storage infrastructures, providing flexibility in deployment.

Use Cases and Applications

Data Centers

The ST16000NM010G is tailor-made for the demanding requirements of data centers. Its high capacity, coupled with enterprise-grade reliability, makes it an ideal choice for storing and managing vast amounts of data in data center environments.

Cloud Storage

Cloud service providers can benefit from the ST16000NM010G's massive storage capacity and robust performance. The drive's scalability and reliability make it well-suited for cloud storage applications, where the need for efficient data management is paramount.

Enterprise Storage

Enterprises dealing with large datasets, such as those in scientific research, financial services, and media production, can leverage the ST16000NM010G for reliable and high-performance storage solutions. The drive's features cater to the stringent requirements of these industries.

General Information about the Seagate ST16000NM010G
  • Manufacturer: Seagate
  • Model Number or SKU# ST16000NM010G
  • Type: Hard Disk Drive (HDD)
  • Product Type: SATA-6GBPS
Best-Fit Applications for the 16TB SATA-6GBPS HDD
  • 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
Key Features of Seagate 7.2K RPM Hard Disk Drive (HDD)
  • Storage Capacity: 16 TB
  • Enclosure: Internal
  • Interface: SAS-12Gbps
  • 512e Sector Size (Bytes per Sector): 512
  • 4Kn Sector Size (Bytes per Sector): 4096
  • Drive Dimensions: 3.5 Inch
  • MTBF: 2.5 Million Hours
  • Helium Sealed-Drive Design: Yes
  • Super party: Yes
  • Low Halogen: Yes
  • PowerChoice™ Idle Power Technology: Yes
  • PowerChoice™ Power/Performance Technology: Yes
  • Low Halogen/Hot-Plug Support: Yes
  • Organic Solderability Preservative: Yes
  • RSA 2048 Firmware Verification (SD&D): Yes

Drive Performance

  • Interface Access Speed (GB/s): 12.0, 6.0, 3.0
  • Sustained Data Transfer Rate OD (Max): Up To 261, 249 Mbps
  • Random Read/Write 4K QD16 WCD (IOPS): 170/440
  • Average Latency: 4.16 ms
  • Interface Ports: Dual
  • Buffer: 256 MB
  • Rotational Speed: 7200 RPM

In short, the Seagate ST16000NM010G 16TB 7200RPM SAS-12GBPS Exos X16 256MB Buffer 3.5-inch Enterprise Hard Disk Drive stands as a testament to Seagate's commitment to delivering cutting-edge storage solutions for the enterprise market. With its massive storage capacity, high rotational speed, and enterprise-grade reliability, it addresses the evolving needs of data-centric industries. Whether deployed in data centers, cloud environments, or enterprise storage setups, the ST16000NM010G offers a potent combination of performance, durability, and security, making it a compelling choice for organizations navigating the data-intensive landscape of today.

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