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Seagate 16TB IronWolf, IronWolf Pro, and Exos X16 HDD Review (Page 3)

By Chris Ramseyer on Aug 11, 2019 04:12 pm CDT - 1 min, 26 secs reading time for this page
Rating: 95%Manufacturer: Seagate

Server Workloads

Database

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The synthetic benchmarks results from the previous page will carry over to many of the server workloads tests with the HDDs we have on the charts today.

The Exos X doubles the IOPS in every OIO compared to the two IronWolf series. This doesn't come as a surprise since this is the series' home turf.

OLTP

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The OLTP charts are nearly an identical image of the database test with the Exos standing strong in this heavy randomized workload.

Email

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The tables start to turn in the email charts as the workload falls closer to the conditions where the two IronWolf Series thrive.

Archival File Server

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The archive test is my favorite because it uses a very wide range of reads, writes, sequential, and random datasets. The test comes from Dell's performance lab and is similar to what a large office with several users working from the NAS is like. It's also similar to my own NAS workload, although my family doesn't hit the system with the same intensity.

Web Server

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The webserver test shows similar performance between the three sets of drives tested today. The Exos X shows a little more inconsistency compared to the two IronWolf series in preconditioning with a heavy workload. This is likely due to the different cache algorithm.

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR - Chris Ramseyer

Chris Ramseyer started his career as a LAN Party organizer in Midwest USA. After working with several computer companies he was asked to join the team at The Adrenaline Vault by fellow Midwest LAN Party legend Sean Aikins. After a series of shake ups at AVault, Chris eventually took over as Editor-in-Chief before leaving to start Real World Entertainment. Look for Chris to bring his unique methods of testing Hard Disk Drives, Solid State Drives as well as RAID controller and NAS boxes to TweakTown as he looks to provide an accurate test bed to make your purchasing decisions easier.

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