Seagate ST18000NM000D 18TB Hard Disk Drive
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Seagate ST18000NM000D Exos X20 18TB 7.2K RPM SAS 12GBPS New

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ST18000NM000D Exos X20 18 Terabytes (TB) 7200 Revolutions Per Minute (RPM) Serial-Attached SCSI (SAS) 12 Gigabytes Per Second (GBPS) Enterprise Hard Drive | Made by Seagate | Brand New 2 Years Warranty

Interface Types of This Product: SAS-12GBPS 18TB-7.2K RPM

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We are providing specifications below to explain why you should consider purchasing the Seagate 18TB-7.2K RPM SAS-12GBPS Hard Drive, including a general overview, performance specifications, relevant images, media files, and technical information about the ST18000NM000D compatibility.

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.

Serial-Attached SCSI

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.

Wide Compatibility

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

Drive Performance

  • 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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The Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) hard drives have become increasingly popular for their increasing use in high-end workstations and servers. These drives are employed in consumer desktops and modern servers for their speed and reliability. Enterprises have made the SAS hard drives their de-facto standard. Now, the 12Gbps speed throws the usefulness of these drives up a notch.

Most professional hosting providers now use SAS 12Gbps hard drives for data production. These drives have proven useful in high input/output operations and critical website functions. Users trust these drives because there is no risk of data loss, corruption, or downtime.

Faster Throughput

SAS 12Gbps drives read, write, and process data within split seconds. The latest 12Gbps disks use the latest RAID hardware technology to offer faster data transfer and recovery rates. They are perfect for sequential data, high workloads, and random IOPS alike.

This function allows them to be best suited for servers that have 100 percent duty cycles. They do not only work with desktops and PCs, but they can read/write data 24/7.

Higher Performance

SAS 12Gbps HDDs have received utmost attention in the market as a result of its high performance. These performance benefits allow it to be useful for a wide variety of applications. For instance, a SAS 12Gbps connection can support up to four wide lanes per connection.

Connecting JBOD with these SAS drives can support up to 1200MB/s. These high-performance drives do not only help handle large workloads; they also offer cost-effective expansion to an already robust system.

Also, each 12Gbps high-performance SAS drives can offer users a rotational speed of up to 15000 rpm.

They provide a great bandwidth enough to perform efficiently. The robust performance of SAS 12Gbps drives clearly a worthy investment for improved performance of servers and desktops. They provide very large amounts of storage options and a cost-effective choice for users.

Utmost Flexibility

The flexibility is one of the best benefits of SAS 12Gbps drives. These drives have configured flexibility, which allows them to work perfectly with several devices without modification or changes. Many of them feature a Universal Serial controller for seamless system support.

SAS 12Gbps hard drives can also be partitioned in a storage pool and assigned to servers for work-intensive applications. They are a perfect fit for server systems, including reservation systems, medical imaging, and more!

Only this range of SAS hard drives can provide users with the best worlds of flexibility. This way, allowing them to support use with other drives.

Increased Availability

12Gbps SAS-based storage systems have the benefit of dual-port capability. This allows them to provide a redundant path to the drives in case of controller failover. These drives also operate on separate point-to-point connections. That way, it is rare for drive connection loss to affect them.

SAS 12Gbps HDDs are built to handle the rigors of heavy workloads and enterprise use. They also safeguard data integrity, thanks to their ability to comprehensively verify data and correct errors.

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