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Seagate IronWolf 12TB HDD Review

By: Tyler Bernath | HDDs in Storage | Posted: Feb 22, 2018 12:00 am
TweakTown Rating: 87%Manufacturer: Seagate

Packaging and a Closer Look

 

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The 12TB capacity shares much of its design with the previous 10 and 8TB helium solutions. The sticker covers model and serial numbers along with firmware and capacity notes.

 

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The connection side of the drive has no issues with alignment for trays or caddies as the data and power connections are correctly placed.

 

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The bottom of the drive is mostly flat with the pcb housed to the left.

 

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Removing the pcb, we have the sealed connections for the heads and spindle motor.

 

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The pcb hasn't changed at all for the 12TB model, we still have the smooth driver and avago controllers along with the 256MB cache between them.

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