India – Oct. 6, 2017 – Seagate Technology plc (NASDAQ: STX) announced today its IronWolf TM, IronWolf TM Pro andBarraCuda® Pro hard drives are now available at capacities up to 12TB. Offering the highest capacity, reliability and performance in the industry among network-attached storage (NAS) and desktop HDDs, Seagate’s 12TB IronWolf and BarraCuda Pro drives further extend the capabilities of the leading Seagate Guardian Series to meet the growing data needs of large enterprise business, small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs), and creative professionals.

Across theglobe, we are experiencing a massive increase in the volume of data created,with a recent study by IDC and Seagate finding that data creation will swellto a total of 163 zettabytes (ZB) by 2025, 10x more than today. Seagate’slatest portfolio of 12TB drives are designed for today’s media storage needs –including augmented reality (AR), virtual reality (VR), 4K resolution and360-degree videos – and offer scalability for the future with increased spaceand speed.  

“Our storagehungry customers and partners continue to ask for our latest and greatesttechnology along with increased capacity and performance in our purpose builtproducts,” said Matt Rutledge, senior vice president of Business Marketing atSeagate Technology. “With the 12TB Pro products, Seagate buyers are overcomingcapacity constraints in their systems and can access vast amounts of digitaldata anytime, from anywhere.” 

12TBBarraCuda Pro Desktop Drive

Seagate’s12TB BarraCuda Pro HDD is the fastest, highest-capacity and most reliable harddrive for desktop computing available on the market today. With 12TB ofcapacity – double the space of its closest competitor – theBarraCuda Pro can meet any number of demanding data management needs fromcreative editing workflows to gaming to desktop computing. The drive’s highspeed means that data-intensive activities like large file transfers andphoto-editing are faster when using BarraCuda Pro.

12TBIronWolf and IronWolf Pro for NAS

Offering thehighest capacity, reliability, performance and system scalability in theindustry, Seagate’s 12TB IronWolf and IronWolf Pro HDDs empower customers tocentralize their data onto NAS systems to ensure round-the-clock access formultiple users. At 12TB and in only a 3.5 inch form factor, IronWolf andIronWolf Pro offer more capacity in less space, meeting the needs forfile-sharing, remote access and backup for SMBs, enterprises and creativeprofessionals. 

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

The new 12TBdrives also support Seagate’s leading IronWolf Health Management (IHM)software. Designed to operate on enabled Synology DiskStation NAS, Asustor NAS,and QNAP NAS, populated with Seagate IronWolf or IronWolf Pro drives, IHMimproves the overall system reliability by displaying actionable prevention,intervention or recovery options for the user and will be available within thenext quarter with NAS partners. 

“We areexcited with Seagate’s launch of the industry’s largest capacity NASdrive – the 12TB IronWolf and IronWolf Pro,” said Meiji Chang,general manager of QNAP, adding, “QNAP has collaborated with Seagate for manyyears on product and technology enhancements, working with them to create thebest hard drives for NAS users. We believe that Seagate’s new IronWolf familyprovides the performance, reliability, and capacity needed to dependably storethe vast data generated by virtualization, high-resolution media workflows, theInternet of Things, and other applications driven by modern QNAP NASsolutions.” 

The 12TBversions of IronWolf, IronWolf Pro and BarraCuda Pro are now shipping tocustomers worldwide. For more information on the Seagate Guardian Series,please visit

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