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Seagate Unveils Industry's Most Advanced 14TB Data Storage Portfolio


New feature-rich drives provide unmatched performance, allowing
customers to maximize the value of their data

Seagate Technology (NASDAQ:STX), a world leader in data storage
solutions, today launched the industry's widest range of advanced 14TB
hard drives, enhancing the company's enterprise and specialty drive
portfolio. Consisting of IronWolf®
and IronWolf® Pro
for network attached storage (NAS) applications,
the BarraCuda®
desktop drive, surveillance-optimized SkyHawk™,
and Exos™
for hyperscale data centers, this purpose-built portfolio
empowers customers to consume, manage and utilize digital data more
effectively and efficiently while establishing new benchmarks in speed
and capacity.

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Seagate Enterprise Systems (Photo: Business Wire)

Seagate Enterprise Systems (Photo: Business Wire)

With this offering, Seagate continues to lead the industry in driving
data storage technology toward a lower cost per terabyte through hard
drive optimization, versatility of application, and unmatched capacity.
Whether for personal use, creative and design computing, online gaming,
or large-scale surveillance systems and hyperscale environments, Seagate
drives are opening up new data management opportunities across a wide
range of markets.

"Data protection, management and archiving are no longer strictly the
realm of IT departments, but are now essential responsibilities for
business owners, creative professionals, online gamers and PC users
alike," said Matt Rutledge, senior vice president of devices at Seagate.
"We understand the critical nature of data in unlocking opportunities to
efficiency. From the largest data center to the personal user, our goal
is to ensure every customer can access, store and transfer data quickly
and reliably, whenever they need it and wherever they are."

IronWolf & IronWolf Pro 14TB – the leader in NAS

IronWolf and IronWolf Pro drives have continued to push boundaries for
NAS applications, providing best-in-class reliability and performance
for always-on environments. Trusted by the world's top NAS vendors,
IronWolf drives are built with multi-user environments in mind, which
allows a workload rating up to 300TB/year allowing users to do more with
their data and their NAS. The drives are optimized with AgileArray™
firmware for NAS servers to provide the customer with a host of benefits
including: RAID performance, dual-plane balance, rotational vibration
(RV) sensors, advanced power management and error recovery control.

Additionally, customers get peace of mind with Seagate IronWolf Health
Management and 2-year Seagate Rescue Data Recovery Services.* Health
Management embedded analysis and recovery software works seamlessly with
key NAS partner systems, providing comprehensive status updates and
drive health analysis, allowing customers to be preventative, not just
reactive. IronWolf and IronWolf Pro drives feature a 3-year and 5-year
limited warranty respectively.

"For many companies, data storage has become one of the fastest-growing
parts of their IT infrastructure. Synology users will be excited by the
new Seagate 14TB IronWolf drives," said Vincent Tsai, product marketing
manager at Synology Inc. "By collaborating seamlessly, Seagate and
Synology deliver a reliable storage and backup solution for businesses
to safeguard their valuable data."

BarraCuda Pro 14TB – versatile desktop performance

As a result of the exponential rise of online interactions across a host
of industries, and the constant demand for higher productivity, the
BarraCuda Pro 3.5-inch HDD continues to offer professionals an ideal
storage solution for desktop workstations or direct attached storage
(DAS) systems.

Creative professionals, small businesses and IT staff all have a need
for large amounts of data to be delivered efficiently and protected
properly. The BarraCuda Pro delivers industry-leading 7200 RPM spin
speed, along with 250mb/s data transfer rates and up to 256MB of cache,
the highest available today, powered by Seagate's Multi-Tier Caching
Technology™ (MTC), delivering effortless performance in a massive 14TB
of storage.

Whether it be data-intensive editing of 8k video or the transfer of
large files to an attached backup, the BarraCuda Pro gives customers
speed, versatility and durability at an affordable cost, as well as the
support of a 5-year limited warranty.

SkyHawk 14TB – optimized for surveillance

The surveillance industry is rapidly evolving and the demand for higher
video resolution, analytics, and longer retention requires much greater
storage capacities. Seagate SkyHawk drives provide the optimum
combination of performance, high capacity and reliability, the three
most important needs for surveillance customers and integrators.

With the ability to store over 9000 hours of HD video and up to 64 HD
cameras,** the SkyHawk 14TB is optimized for DVRs and NVRs, tuned for
24/7 workloads, and equipped with ImagePerfect™ firmware to minimize
dropped frames and downtime. Supported by a 3-year limited warranty,
customers can also benefit from unique SkyHawk Health Management
technology that actively monitors and analyzes drive health, empowering
users to prevent, intervene and recover from potential anomalies.

Exos X14 – hyperscale ready

Built for the efficiency, reliability and security demands of the
world's most advanced hyperscale data centers, Exos X14 drives offer
enhanced areal density to deliver higher storage capabilities in a
compact 3.5-inch form factor. Combined with the industry's lowest power
consumption and best performance in its class, the Exos X14 enables data
centers to maximize storage capabilities while reducing complexity and
operational costs.

As the need for hyperscale and cloud storage increases exponentially,
Seagate's new Exos X14 drives deliver 40% more petabytes per rack
compared to Exos 10TB drives, while maintaining the same small
footprint. The helium-based Exos X14 also provides a 10% reduction in
weight versus air nearline drives, and flexible formatting for wider
integration options and support for a greater number of workloads. Exos
X14 also ships in a modular enterprise system (Exos E 4U106) for easy
scaling up to an unprecedented 1.4PB density.

Anticipating global security demands, Exos X14 drives feature
"always-on" Seagate Secure™ protection, effectively encrypting all data
without performance degradation. Exos X14 drives offer a 5-year limited
warranty, and are designed to meet US Government Federal Information
Processing Standard (FIPS) 140-2, Level 2 Security certification, as
well as the Common Criteria for Information Technology Security
Evaluation (CC) ISO/EIC 15408 compliance standard.

The IronWolf and IronWolf Pro 14TB are available at an MSRP of $529.99
and $599.99 respectively. The BarraCuda Pro 14TB is available at an MSRP
of $579.99. The SkyHawk14TB is available at an MSRP of $509.99. The Exos
X14 is available at an MSRP of $614.99.

You can also find more information on Seagate's new 14TB products at:

*Seagate Rescue & Data Recovery Services available on IronWolf Pro
version only.
**Calculation based on H.264, 1M pixels, medium
quality, 15FPS, 1 camera, and 24 hours of recording/day.

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© 2018 Seagate Technology LLC. All rights reserved. Seagate, Seagate
Technology and the Spiral logo are registered trademarks of Seagate
Technology LLC in the United States and/or other countries. IronWolf,
BarraCuda, SkyHawk, Exos, AgileArray, Multi-Tier Caching Technology,
ImagePerfect and Seagate Secure are either trademarks or registered
trademarks of Seagate Technology LLC or one of its affiliated companies
in the United States and/or other countries. All other trademarks or
registered trademarks are the property of their respective owners. When
referring to drive capacity, one gigabyte, or GB, equals one billion
bytes, one terabyte, or TB, equals one trillion bytes and one petabyte,
or PB is equal to one thousand terabytes. Your computer's operating
system may use a different standard of measurement and report a lower
capacity. In addition, some of the listed capacity is used for
formatting and other functions, and thus will not be available for data
storage. Quantitative usage examples for various applications are for
illustrative purposes. Actual quantities will vary based on various
factors, including file size, file format, features and application
software. Actual data rates may vary depending on operating environment
and other factors. Actual data rates may vary depending on operating
environment and other factors, such as chosen interface and disk

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