Consumers with middling desktops typically have a combination of an SSD and a 4-6TB drive for data storage.
I have three of the 10TB Seagate heliums and you don't have to be on the enterprise to use them. There are plenty of SAS controllers or you can get the SATA versions.
I suspect that the 12TB is a Hitachi design. Eventually that name will die out and everything will be branded WD.
I might get a couple of the 12TB WD drives, but more likely three of the Ironman 10TB Seagate is a better value for most purposes. At the time I bought the Enterprise, there was no Ironman version.
Of course we will have to see if Seagate makes a 12TB drive before the HAMR takes off.
The idle is quieter, but the seeks seem louder in comparison, perhaps not as masked by the rotational noise. The seek pitch may be higher due to the helium. Overall I found the 10TB Seagate drives noticeably reduced the overall noise in my mid tower. I replaced 3x Seagate 6TB 7200 RPM and a 6TB Hibachi NAS drive.
What about the n ew WD technolgy?
I'm not sure if Big Data drives will work with normal files or affect of the stripe size in the NADs. (I know you can control the ZFS, but I'm set on the Synology for a long time.)
^^^ A Lunar link that actually goes where it's supposed to go. It's not perfectly formatted but hey, small steps right? :cheers:
40 TB drives in 2025. I think the MHD manufacturers figured out a way to stay relevant with respect to the SSD; create MHDs so large that the only way to back them up is to buy a second or even a third drive.