The Seagate IronWolf 16TB hard disk belongs among the high load internal HDDs for 24/7 operation in data centres. The 3.5" format is designed mainly for data centres and desktop PCs. One of the key characteristics is obviously the rotational frequency (RPM). 7200 RPM delivers improved system performance and faster data transfer. The total capacity of the hard drive is 16000 GB. The storage uses a 256 MB memory cache. You can connect it to a PC or other devices via the SATA III interface.
The HDD boasts a unique design. Inside the enclosure there is a mechanism with moving platters, complete with disk read and write heads. These mechanical parts are admittedly more sensitive to shocks, but on the upside, this design also delivers a great combo of a low price and great storage capacity. The crucial parameter that affects the speed of a platter hard disk is the number of revolutions per minute (RPM). In case of the Seagate IronWolf 16TB, you would get 7200 RPM revolutions per minute. This is welcome news for people with higher requirements, such as graphic or video editors - in short, people who work with large amounts of data. Data transmission and stability is also affected by the disk buffer - the so-called cache. The Seagate HDD includes a 256 MB cache that keeps the last written data for their fast retrieval and reading.
In order to mount the Seagate IronWolf 16TB in the device of your choice, it must have a 3,5" slot. The communication between the HDD and PC happens using the SATA III interface with a speed of 3 Gbit/s. The technology is one of the most popular HDD data transfer solutions available and delivers a throughput of 600 MB/s. The dimensions of the hard disk are 10,19 × 14,7 × 2,61 mm.