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Seagate ST18000NM000J X18 18 TB Enterprise HDD SATA-6GBPS New

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ST18000NM000J X18 18 TB (Terabytes) 7200 Revolutions Per Minute (RPM) Serial Advanced Technology Attachment (SATA) Gigabits Per Second (6GBPS) 3.5 Inch Enterprise Hard Disk Drive (HDD) | Made by Seagate | Brand New 5 Years Warranty
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Seagate ST18000NM000J X18 18TB Enterprise Hard Disk Drive (HDD)

The Seagate ST18000NM000J X18 18TB Enterprise Hard Disk Drive (HDD). This remarkable storage device boasts an impressive 18 terabytes of storage capacity, operates at 7200 revolutions per minute (RPM) and utilizes the Serial Advanced Technology Attachment (SATA) interface at 6 gigabits per second (6GBPS). We'll explore what these specifications mean and how this hard disk drive can be a valuable asset for enterprise-level storage needs.

Seagate ST18000NM000J X18 18 terabyte

The Seagate ST18000NM000J X18 is a high-capacity enterprise-level hard disk drive designed to meet the demanding storage requirements of businesses and organizations. With a colossal storage capacity of 18 terabytes, this HDD is tailored for applications that involve massive data storage, such as data centers, cloud computing, and server farms.

Understanding Storage Capacity: 18 Terabytes

To put the 18 terabytes of storage capacity in perspective, it's essential to understand just how much data this HDD can hold. This enormous storage space can accommodate an extensive collection of data, including thousands of hours of high-definition videos, countless high-resolution photos, and massive databases. It's an ideal choice for organizations dealing with data-intensive tasks and the need for long-term data retention.

Speed and Efficiency: 7200 RPM

The Seagate ST18000NM000J X18 operates at 7200 revolutions per minute (RPM), making it a high-speed hard disk drive. The RPM rating determines how quickly the platters inside the drive spin, which directly affects data access and transfer speeds. In the case of the X18, its 7200 RPM ensures swift and efficient data retrieval, making it suitable for applications where data access speed is crucial.

SATA Interface: 6GBPS

This HDD utilizes the Serial Advanced Technology Attachment (SATA) interface, specifically the 6 gigabits per second (6GBPS) variant. The SATA interface is the connection that allows the hard drive to communicate with the computer or server it's connected to. The 6GBPS version signifies the data transfer rate, indicating how quickly data can move between the hard drive and the system. With 6GBPS, the Seagate ST18000NM000J X18 provides a high-speed data transfer capability, ensuring that data can flow smoothly to and from the drive.

Size Matters: 3.5-Inch Form Factor

The Seagate X18 comes in a 3.5-inch form factor, which is a common size for enterprise-level hard drives. The 3.5-inch form factor is larger than the 2.5-inch form factor often found in laptops and some consumer desktops. The larger size allows for more platters and additional storage capacity. This size is well-suited for use in server racks and storage arrays commonly found in data centers and enterprise environments.

Enterprise-Grade Reliability

For businesses, reliability is paramount. The Seagate ST18000NM000J X18 is designed with enterprise-grade reliability in mind. It incorporates features like Error Correction Code (ECC) technology, which helps in detecting and correcting errors that can occur during data storage or retrieval. This ensures the integrity of your data, making it an excellent choice for mission-critical applications.

Advanced Power Management

Efficiency is a key concern in enterprise environments, where large-scale data storage often requires significant power. The X18 includes advanced power management features that help optimize energy consumption without sacrificing performance. This can lead to cost savings and a reduced environmental footprint in data centers and server farms.

Scalability and Flexibility

When it comes to enterprise storage solutions, scalability is essential. The Seagate ST18000NM000J X18 can be integrated into existing storage systems, allowing businesses to expand their storage capacity as needed. This scalability is crucial for businesses that experience rapid data growth or need to adapt to changing storage requirements.

Performance Details

  • Power-loss protection, also known as power-loss data management, helps protect data from being lost or corrupted due to unexpected power outages by using a supercapacitor. It allows the drive to maintain power long enough to complete any write operations that were in progress at the time of the power loss.
  • In terms of performance, the 7200 RPM rotation speed allows for faster data access times compared to slower-spinning hard drives, which can help improve overall system responsiveness. The drive also comes with a large storage capacity of 18 TB, which can be beneficial for applications that require a lot of storage space such as data warehousing, video surveillance, large data repositories, or other enterprise use cases.
  • However, the drive uses the SATA III (6 Gbps) interface, which is the most common interface used in consumer and enterprise storage devices, it may not be as fast as other interface options like SAS or NVMe, which are typically faster in terms of data transfer rates and IOPS. Additionally, the performance of the drive can be limited by the controller and interface it is connected to, if the connected controller has a lower capability, or if it's oversubscribed. It's worth considering that the drive is optimized for bulk data storage and not the high-performance application which requires high IOPS and bandwidth.

Wide Compatibility

  • The compatibility of the Seagate ST18000NM000J 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 SATA (Serial Advanced Technology Attachment) interface, which is a standard interface used for connecting storage devices to a computer and supports a data transfer rate of 6 gigabytes per second (6 Gbps). This means that it will be compatible with any system that has a SATA controller and supports the 6 Gbps SATA interface. This includes most desktop and laptop computers.
  • Additionally, it is designed to be used in enterprise environments, such as data centers, and it may come with software that can optimize its performance and protect data in the event of a failure. It also features a high workload rate, which means it can handle large amounts of data transfer or read/write operations without slowing down.
  • 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.

Main Specification about this Seagate ST18000NM000J

  • Manufacturer: Seagate
  • Part Number or SKU# ST18000NM000J
  • Product Line: Exos
  • Product Series: X18
  • Device Type: Internal Hard Drive
  • Interface: SATA-6GBPS

Technical Information of SATA-6GBPS Hard Drive

  • Drive Type: Internal
  • Device Supported: Storage System Video Surveillance System
  • Storage Capacity: 18 TB
  • Disk Format: 512e/4Kn
  • Technology Helium

Drive Performance for Internal Hard Disk Drive (HDD)

  • Interface Access Speed (gb/s): 6.0, 3.0
  • Sustained Data Transfer Rate Od (max): Up To 270, 258 Mbps
  • Random Read/write 4k Qd16 Wcd (IOPS): 170/550
  • Average Latency: 4.16 Ms
  • Interface Ports: Single
  • Buffer: 256 Mb
  • Rotational Speed: 7200 Rpm

Power Consumption

  • 5.3 Watt (idle)
  • 6.4 Watt (random read/write)
  • 9.4 Watt (maximum)
  • Power Supply Requirements +12 V and +5 V


  • Temperature, Operating (°C) 5°C - 60°C
  • Vibration, Nonoperating: 2 to 500Hz (Grms) 2.27
  • Shock, Operating Read/Write (Gs) 70/40Gs
  • Shock, Nonoperating, 1ms/2ms (Gs) 250

Key Features

  • 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
  • 512e Sector Size (bytes Per Sector): 512
  • 4kn Sector Size (bytes Per Sector): 4096
  • 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

Reliability/Data Integrity

  • Mean Time Between Failures (MTBF, hours) 2,500,000
  • Reliability Rating @ Full 24×7 Operation (AFR) 0.35%
  • Nonrecoverable Read Errors per Bits Read 1 Sector per 1015
  • Power-On Hours per Year (24×7) 8760
  • 512e Sector Size (Bytes per Sector): 512
  • 4Kn Sector Size (Bytes per Sector): 4096

Dimension and Weight

  • Width: 4 Inch
  • Depth: 5.8 Inch
  • Height: 1 Inch
  • Weight: 1.52 Lbs

Compatibility Information

  • Compatible with systems that support 18TB 3.5 Inch SATA HDDs

In Summary, the Seagate ST18000NM000J X18 18TB Enterprise Hard Disk Drive (HDD) is a powerhouse of storage capacity, speed, and reliability. With 18 terabytes of space, a 7200 RPM speed, a 6GBPS SATA interface, and compatibility with RAID configurations, it's well-suited for enterprise applications that demand high performance and substantial storage. Its advanced features, such as data security and power management, make it an all-encompassing solution for businesses looking to meet their expanding data storage needs. Whether you're managing a data center, a cloud computing infrastructure, or a large-scale server farm, the Seagate X18 is a dependable choice that can handle your enterprise-level storage requirements with ease.

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