Seagate Exos X12 3.5-Inch Internal 512e/4Kn SAS Enterprise Hard Drive
Perfect for storage-intensive workloads, OLTP, Hadoop, Ceph and HPC applications
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For everything hyperscale, there’s Exos X- the most powerful way to access the datasphere and harness the full potential of the cloud. Exos X16, Exos X12, and Exos X10 enterprise hard drives integrate the latest technology in support of a scalable, secure, and reliable cloud data center. Specifically designed to work in highly scalable environments requiring low power consumption and weight, the Exos X series hard drives perform consistently while scaling to meet the stringent TCO requirements of most cloud-based data centers.
Exos X12 Series
Seagate manufactures hard drives that specifically address the needs of the hyperscale storage market. As the flagship of the Seagate X class, the Exos™ X12 enterprise hard drive is the highest-capacity hard drive in the fleet.
- Stores up to 10PB in a single 42U rack with helium technology
- Advanced Write Caching provides a 20% performance boost*
- Up to 21% improvement in IOPS/watt
- Customized with PowerChoice™ and RAID Rebuild
- 550TB/yr-10x the workload rating of desktop drives
- Seagate Secure encryption technology
- Hyperscale applications/cloud data centers
- Massive scale-out data centers
- Big Data applications
- High-capacity density RAID storage
- Mainstream enterprise external storage arrays
- Distributed file systems, including Hadoop and Ceph
- Enterprise backup and restore-D2D, virtual tape
- Centralized surveillance
* Compared to 8TB competitive product.
Scales to Meet Your Growing Capacity Needs
Seagate Exos X12 enterprise hard drives offer the highest rack space efficiency-up to 10PB of data in a single 42U rack. Enhanced caching makes it perfect for Big Data applications, providing the fastest hard drive data transfers in the datasphere. Hyperscale SATA models are tuned for large data transfers, providing low latency. You can easily customize your bulk storage requirements with innovative technology advancements (PowerBalance™, PowerChoice™ and RAID Rebuild ). Exos X12 drives help provide low data center TCO, and are architected to offer low power and weight. Simplified infrastructure management is possible with FastFormat™ advanced format feature (4Kn and 512e). Advanced Write Caching helps ensure rapid response rates with a 20% boost in random write performance.1
Innovative Helium Design
The Exos X12 hard drive is built on a rock-solid sealed-drive design. A wrought-aluminum base and a helium sealed-drive design with no porosity and uniform density are designed with superior material and wide-weld design for a more robust, hermetically sealed-drive enclosure. Exos X12 hard drives incorporate digital environmental sensors for measuring pressure in the drive, helping to ensure high reliability, performance and quality.
Enhanced Enterprise Reliability, Data Protection and Security
Seagate is the industry leader in data-at-rest protection with the broadest offering of technologies to help ensure reliable, trusted products. Seagate Secure™ models provide hardware-based security to help protect data-at-rest. With Instant Secure Erase, drive retirement is safe, affordable, fast and easy. Seagate Secure models meet the NIST 800-88 media sanitization specification and support the Trusted Computer Group (TCG) standard.2 The X class Exos X12 hard drive is a proven, enterprise-class hard drive with maximum reliability backed by a 2.5 million hour MTBF.
1 Compared to 8TB competitive product.
2 Self-Encrypting Drives (SED) are not available in all models or countries. May require TCG-compliant host or controller support.
|Specifications - 512 Emulation/4K Native||12TB|
|SAS Standard Model FastFormat1||ST12000NM0027|
|SAS SED Model FastFormat1,2||ST12000NM0037|
|Helium Sealed-Drive Design With Wide Weld||Yes|
|Digital Environmental Sensors||Yes|
|Protection Information (T10 DIF)||Yes|
|Seagate RAID Rebuild™||Yes|
|Low Halogen/Hot-Plug Support3||Yes|
|Cache, Multisegmented (MB)||256|
|Organic Solderability Preservative||Yes|
|Secure Download and Diagnostics (SD&D) RSA 2048 signed firmware||Yes|
|Reliability / Data Integrity|
|Mean Time Between Failures (MTBF, hours)||2,500,000hr|
|Reliability Rating @ Full 24x7 Operation (AFR)||0.35%|
|Nonrecoverable Read Errors per Bits Read||1 sector per 10E15|
|Power-On Hours per Year (24x7)||8760|
|512e Sector Size (Bytes per Sector)||512, 520, 528|
|4Kn Sector Size (Bytes per Sector)||4096, 4160, 4224|
|Limited Warranty (years)||5|
|Spindle Speed (RPM)||7200RPM|
|Interface Access Speed (Gb/s)||12.0, 6.0, 3.0|
|Max. Sustained Transfer Rate OD (MB/s,MiB/s)||Up to 261, 249|
|Random Read/Write 4K QD16 WCD (IOPS)||170/400|
|Rotation Vibration @ 1500 Hz (rad/s²)||12.5|
|Idle A (W) Average||5.4W|
|Average Latency (ms)||4.16|
|Power Supply Requirements||+12 V and +5 V|
|Temperature, Operating (°C)||5°C - 60°C|
|Vibration, Nonoperating: 10Hz to 500Hz (Grms)||2.27|
|Shock, Operating 2ms (Read/Write) (Gs)||70|
|Shock, Nonoperating, 2ms (Gs)||250|
|Height (mm/in, max)5||26.11mm/1.028in|
|Width (mm/in, max)5||101.85mm/4.010in|
|Depth (mm/in, max)5||147.0mm/5.787in|
|Carton Unit Quantity||20|
|Cartons per Pallet/Cartons per Layer||40 / 8|
1 FastFormat models ship in 512e format state. When switching from 512e to 4Kn by executing the FastFormat routine, all data on the drive will be deleted. Note that data must be aligned to 4K sectors to see improved performance in 4Kn fomat.
2 Self-Encrypting Drives (SED) and FIPS 140-2 Validated drives are not available in all models or countries. May require TCG-compliant host or controller support.
3 Supports Hotplug operation per Serial ATA Revision 2.6 specification.
4 SATA Random 8K1Q 50% Write/50% Read WCD @ 40 IO/s, SAS Random 4K4Q 50% Write/50% Read WCD @ 165 IO/s
5 These base deck dimensions conform to the Small Form Factor Standard (SFF-8301) found at www.sffcommittee.org. For connector-related dimensions, see SFF-8323.
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