Seagate Lists Mach.2 Exos 2X14, the World’s Fastest HDD

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Seagate has listed the world’s fastest hard disk drive, the 14 TB Exos 2X14. While its performance is still no match for the average SSD, the Exos 2X14 flaunts twice the performance of a traditional enterprise HDD thanks to its dual-actuator Mach.2 technology, which enables a max sustained transfer rate of 524 MB/s, 304/384 random read/write IOPS, and average latency of 4.16 ms. Seagate’s Mach.2 Exos 2X14 consumes higher power than other high-capacity helium-filled rives, however: users can expect consumption of 7.2 watts in idle mode and up to 13.5 watts under heavy load.

Seagate’s Exos 2X14 14TB hard drive is essentially two 7 TB HDDs in one standard hermetically sealed helium-filled 3.5-inch chassis. The drive features a 7200 RPM spindle speed, is equipped with a 256 MB multisegmented cache, and uses a single-port SAS 12 Gb/s interface. The host system considers an Exos 2X14 as two logical drives that are independently addressable.

Sources: Seagate, Tom’s Hardware

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