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Seagate IronWolf 10TB HDD review

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Built on a standard 3.5in format, the 10TB IronWolf has a spindle speed of 7,200rpm and 256MB of cache.
The drive uses helium technology and to get to its huge capacity it uses 7 PMR (Perpendicular Magnetic Recording) high capacity discs and has 14 reading heads.

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Using helium (which is 1/7th the density of air) allows drive manufacturers to use thinner platters and be able to pack more of them into a drive chassis. This because using helium inside the drive reduces the drag force acting on the spinning disks as well as reducing flow forces acting around both disks and heads.

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Physical Specifications:

Usable Capacities: 10TB
Spindle Speed: 7,200rpm
No. of Heads: 14
No. of Platters (discs) 7
Cache: 256MB
Recording Method: Perpendicular
Areal density (Gb/in2 avg):  867
Interface: Serial ATA (SATA) 6Gb/s (SATA III)
Form Factor: 3.5in
Dimensions: 26.11 x 101.85 x 146.99mm
Drive Weight: 650g

Firmware Version SC60

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