Seagate Rebrands Its Product Range As ‘The Guardian Series’

Technology is really moving so fast and in this technical growing world, it’s really very difficult to store our life data safe and secure. But Seagate is the company the world trusts to keep our life data securely in the form of our files and photos, our libraries and histories, our science and progress. Seagate Technologies is a US-based American data storage company .

And it was really interesting to know that Seagate Technologies has rebranded its product line as ‘The Guardian Series’. This series is designed to preserve one’s critical data and conveniently move it where it’s needed fast so one can make the most of it. The Guardian Series consists of 10TB hard drive models such as BarraCuda Pro, IronWolf and SeaHawk. And these devices are designed for desktops, laptops, network-attached storage (NAS) and surveillance systems.


The Guardian series consists of


The speed of the revived BarraCuda line of hard disk drives ranges from 5,900rpm to 7,200rpm and dimensions range from 500GB to 10TB. The drives also come with 16GB to 64GB of DRAM cache, depending on the overall capacity. They are being offered in 2.5-in. laptop form factors which are 7mm thick, small enough for ultrathin notebooks; it offers up to 2TB of capacity. Also, BarraCuda drive comes in 3.5-in. desktop sizes.

Apart from this Seagate has also launched a new drive, called BarraCuda Pro, which also has up to 10TB of capacity. The drive has a 7,200rpm spindle speed and a data transfer rate of up to 220MB/s. It comes with a five-year limited warranty.

The updated BarraCuda drive line will offer sustained data transfer rates of up to 210MB/s. The 2TB models will retail for $81 and the 3TB models will sell for $100.


Another one in the Guardian Series is IronWolf. Seagate has refreshed its NAS drive lineup, for small businesses, with the IronWolf brand. The IronWolf brand is aimed at NAS devices with one to 16 drive bays and comes with up to 10TB of capacity and Seagate’s AgileArray (formely NASworks) software on it.

AgileArray software supports error recovery controls, power management and vibration tolerance for reliable usage when used in multi-bay NAS devices.

The IronWolf is rated for up to 180TB of writes per year and the drive can also power down into a sleep mode while not being used.

Moreover, IronWolf comes with a Rescue Data Recovery Service plan that protects against data loss from viruses, software issues, or electrical and mechanical breakdowns in a NAS or RAID environment. A failed drive can be sent back to Seagate where its in-house “Rescue Service” will attempt to retrieve data.

The drive comes with a three-year limited warranty and is priced at $470. The Seagate’s IronWolf drive comes with a three-year warranty and is priced at (in USD) $470 as against BarraCuda Pro at $535.

The IronWolf has a comprehensive lineup of capacities ranging from 1TB to 10TB. They all support NAS devices from 1 to 8 drive bays and top cover attached motors for better vibration tolerance.The three largest drives 6TB, 8TB and 10TB get extra protection through dual-plane balance technology and rotational vibration (RV) sensors.

The IronWolf series also has multi-tier caching technology, aimed to maximize performance, particularly when it comes to random writes. It provides an 180TB/year user workload rate. The quoted maximum sustained data rate for the 10TB IronWolf is 210MB


SkyHawk HDD, Seagate’s new lineup, is a rebrand of the previous Sv35 series effectively designed for video surveillance systems. The new drive has a spindle speed of 7,200rpm and comes with a storage capacity of up to 10TB for storing up to 10,000 hours of HD video.

It also comes with ImagePerfect firmware from MTC Technology. The main purpose of the firmware is to power down the drive when not in use in a bid to reduce heat generation and excessive power consumption. The HDD then powers up quickly to provide uninterrupted recording.

The SkyHawk drives use rotational vibration sensors to help minimize read/write errors quite similar to that of IronWolf. Designed for modern, high-resolution systems running 24X7, SkyHawk drives also come with a data recovery services option.

The 10TB SkyHawk HDD is priced at $460 and it also supports up to 180TB worth of data writes per year and has a three-year limited warranty.

Seagate is very well famous for dependable products in terms of security, pocket-friendly price and its efficient after-sales service.

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