I simply crossed 250TB of storage on the house server, and whereas a bulk of that’s IronWolf Professional drives, I have been attempting out varied different merchandise during the last 18 months. Many of the new drives are both the HAT5300 and WD Reds, however the one which stood out is the Exos X20. Seagate makes among the best NAS drives, and whereas its consumer-facing IronWolf drives are greater than satisfactory for many customers, I wished to see what’s completely different with the Exos sequence.

So I bought began with the 20TB variant of the Exos drive — referred to as the Exos X20 — in the beginning of the 12 months, and it has been sensible. The three.5-inch drive makes use of a 6Gb/s SATA interface, spins at 7,200rpm, has a 550TB/12 months endurance, and the next imply time earlier than failure (MTBF) score of two.5 million hours, which is greater than what you get with the equal IronWolf Professional drives.