Enterprise Hard Drive
The Seagate ST18000NM000D Exos X20 18TB hard drive is an enterprise-class hard drive that is designed for use in data centers and other large-scale storage systems. It features a storage capacity of 18 terabytes (TB) and has a rotation speed of 7.2K RPM (Revolutions per Minute).
It uses the SAS (Serial Attached SCSI) interface, which is a high-speed interface that is commonly used in enterprise environments. It supports a data transfer rate of 12 gigabytes per second (12 Gbps), which is faster than the SATA interface and is designed to handle the high-performance requirements of enterprise environments.
Additionally, this drive is optimized for high-performance and high-density storage requirements, featuring advanced write caching algorithms that optimize write performance and reduce write amplification. It also offers a high workload rate, which means it can handle large amounts of data transfer or read/write operations without slowing down.
This drive also has advanced data protection features such as rotational vibration sensors and advanced power management, which allow it to operate in challenging data center environments.
The Seagate ST18000NM000D 18TB hard drive uses the SAS (Serial Attached SCSI) interface. SAS is a high-speed interface that is commonly used in enterprise environments, such as data centers, for connecting storage devices to a computer. It is a point-to-point interface that allows for faster data transfer rates and improved reliability compared to other interface standards like SATA.
SAS supports a data transfer rate of 12 gigabytes per second (12 Gbps), which is faster than the SATA 6 Gbps. It also allows for more advanced features such as dual-port connectivity and support for more devices. It's also backwards compatible with the older SAS 3Gbps and SATA 3Gbps interfaces.
SAS interface is considered more robust and reliable than SATA and it's designed to handle the high-performance requirements of enterprise environments, where high-speed data transfer and high-availability are important. SAS also offers advanced features such as SCSI commands, which allows for more granular control of the storage device.
Additionally, the Seagate 18TB hard drive has a rotation speed of 7.2K RPM (Revolutions per Minute) which is designed to handle the high-performance requirements of enterprise environments and the SAS interface will allow the drive to take advantage of the increased speed.
The compatibility of the Seagate ST18000NM000D 18TB hard drive will depend on several factors, such as the specific use case, the hardware it is being used with, and the software it's being used with.
The hard drive uses the SAS (Serial Attached SCSI) interface and it supports a data transfer rate of 12 gigabytes per second (12 Gbps). This means that it will be compatible with any system that has a SAS controller and supports the 12 Gbps SAS interface. This includes servers and storage systems that are commonly used in enterprise environments.
Additionally, it has a rotation speed of 7.2K RPM (Revolutions per Minute), which is typical for enterprise-class hard drives, and it is designed to handle the high-performance requirements of enterprise environments.
However, it's important to note that the hard drive's size of 18TB is not compatible with all systems, as some motherboards or servers may have a limit on the maximum storage capacity they support. It's always recommended to check the hardware and software specifications of the system you are using to ensure compatibility before making a purchase.
It's also recommended to check the compatibility with the RAID or NAS system you are using, as some systems may have limitations on the maximum storage capacity and hard drive type.
General Information about this Seagate ST18000NM000D HDD
- Manufacturer: Seagate
- Part Number or SKU# ST18000NM000D
- product Type: Hard Disk Drive
- Product Line: Exos X20
- Storage Capacity: 18 TB
Technical Information for Seagate 18 TB Hard Drive
- Enclosure: Internal
- Interface: SAS-12GBPS
- Drive Dimensions: 3.5 Inch
- Mtbf: 2.5 Million Hours
- Helium Sealed-drive Design: Yes
- Superparity: Yes
- Low Halogen: Yes
- 512e Sector Size (bytes Per Sector): 512
- 4kn Sector Size (bytes Per Sector): 4096
- 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
Best-Fit Applications of Seagate SAS 12GBPS Hard Disk
- 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
Dimension and Weight for this Seagate 3.5inch Hard Drive
- Width: 4 Inch
- Depth: 5.8 Inch
- Height: 1 Inch
- Weight: 1.52 Lbs
- Interface Access Speed (GBPS) : 12.0, 6.0, 3.0
- Sustained Data Transfer Rate Od (max): 285/272 Mbps
- Random Read/write 4k Qd16 Wcd (iops) : 168/550
- Average Latency : 4.16 Ms
- Interface Ports : Dual
- Buffer : 256 MB
- Rotational Speed : 7200 RPM
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