Page 11 - Conclusion
What can you buy if you are willing to spend $550 on a hard disk drive? A lot of storage. And when I say, "a lot", I really mean a lot. The Seagate IronWolf Pro ST14000NE0008's 14TB capacity is simply colossal beyond imagination to anyone only a few years ago, and even today, the magnitude of which this 14TB hard drive can store is still mind boggling. Let me put this in context for you. Assuming an average Word file is 20KB, MP3 file is 6MB, photo is 10MB, and 4K UHD videos are 16GB/hour, this hard drive can store approximately 700 million Word files, 2.3 million MP3 files, 1.4 million photos, or 37 days of 4K UHD videos. Of course, colossal storage space is not the only merits of this hard drive. The IronWolf Pro 14TB is also one of the fastest mechanical hard drives we have tested here at APH Networks, and if you think all this capacity and performance comes at the cost of power efficiency, you will be wrong. In fact, the IronWolf Pro 14TB is quite power efficient and will keep your electricity bill low in a 24/7 network attached storage environment. On the reliability side of things, the IronWolf Pro comes dual-plane balanced with rotational vibration sensors that can handle environments where there are 23 other drives in the same system. It also has an industry-leading 1,200,000 hours mean time before failure rating and a 300TB per year workload rate limit. Should anything go wrong, Seagate offers a generous five-year warranty plus included data recovery service with a claimed 90% success rate should your drive fail within the first two. If you have the money to spend, the Seagate IronWolf Pro ST14000NE0008 14TB is the largest and one of the fastest, energy efficient, and reliability-guaranteed hard drives money can buy today.
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Seagate cracks the storage capacity barrier once again with the IronWolf Pro ST14000NE0008 14TB while delivering class-leading speed, efficiency, and warranty all at the same time.
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1. Introduction, Packaging, Specifications
2. A Closer Look, Test System
3. Benchmark: AIDA64 Disk Benchmark
4. Benchmark: ATTO Disk Benchmark
5. Benchmark: Crystal Disk Mark 3.0
6. Benchmark: HD Tach 126.96.36.199
7. Benchmark: HD Tune Pro 5.70
8. Benchmark: PassMark PerformanceTest 9.0
9. Benchmark: PCMark 7
10. NAS Performance, Power Consumption