Seagate Announces new  12TB Drives

Seagate recently expanded its Guardian Series portfolio with the IronWolf, IronWolf Pro, and BarraCuda 12TB  storage devices.  Specially built for small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs), as well as for large enterprises, the three additions extend NAS and desktop computing capabilities while featuring industry-leading  capacity, reliability and performance.

A recent study  conducted by IDC and Seagate reveal an exponential growth of data. The study approximates 163 zettabytes (ZB) of data by 2025, 10 times of what it is today. To meet the demand of today’s growing data needs, and to anticipate future data surge, Seagate’s latest portfolio features support for scalability alongside a design built  for AR, VR, 4K resolution, and 360-degree videos.

“Our storage hungry customers and partners continue to ask for our latest and greatest technology along with increased capacity and performance in our purpose built products,” said Matt Rutledge, senior vice president of business marketing at Seagate Technology. “With the 12TB Pro products, Seagate buyers are overcoming capacity constraints in their systems and can access vast amounts of digital data anytime, from anywhere.”

12TB BarraCuda Pro Desktop Drive

The 12TB BarraCuda Pro is  currently Seagate’s best hard drive offering for desktop computing. Beyond its already impressive 12TB  storage capacity, the BarraCuda Pro also prioritizes speed and reliability, making it one of the most reliable hard drives in the market.  From creative editing workflows to desktop computing, it’s able to meet demanding data management needs with ease. Its high speed capability, on the other hand, translate to faster file transfers and more.

12TB IronWolf and IronWolf Pro for NAS

Both the IronWolf and IronWolf Pro  NAS offer big storage capacities at a surprisingly  slim profile. At just 3.5 inches, the two flaunt 12 Terabytes each, thus enabling users to easily centralize and share large amounts of data within a NAS system. Ensuring reliability, Seagate designed the two for easy file sharing, remote access, and backup.

“Whether it’s storing your family photos, collaborating on important documents at work, or protecting your home with our video surveillance solutions, Synology NAS enthusiasts will be excited by the addition of Seagate’s 12TB Iron IronWolf drives,” said Alex Wang, CEO of Synology America Corp. “By working  together, Seagate and Synology are providing great ways for people to safeguard their digital lives and get the most out of their private cloud.”

The new 12Tb drives also support Seagate’s leading IronWolf Health Management (IHM) software that’s designed to on enabled Synology DiskStation NAS, Asustor NAS, and QNAP NAS, populated with Seagate IronWolf or IronWolf Pro drives. With IHM, overall system reliability is improved—the software  displays actionable prevention and  intervention or recovery options for the user. Within the next quarter,  IHM will be made available to NAS partners.

“We are excited with Seagate’s launch of the industry’s largest capacity NAS drive—the 12TB IronWolf and IronWolf Pro,” said Meiji Chang, general manager of QNAP, adding, “QNAP has collaborated with Seagate for many years on product for many years on product and technology enhancements, working with them to create the best hard drives for NAS users. We believe that Seagate’s new IronWolf family provides the performance, reliability, and capacity needed to dependably store the vast data generated by virtualization, high-resolution media workflows, the Internet of Things, and other applications driven by modern QNAP NAS solutions.”

The 12TB versions of IronWolf, IronWolf Pro and BarraCuda Pro are now shipping to customers worldwide. For more information on the Seagate Guardian Series, please visit