[SOLVED] Different Exos hard drives?

Jan 5, 2022
3
0
10
0
The information might be buried somewhere on Seagate's site but I can't find it. I've tried any number of Internet searches, looked for YouTube videos for the information and have come up blank. Seagate doesn't seem too interested in answering questions so maybe someone here can help me. I'm looking at 12tb drives and really would like to know what the differences are between the model numbers.
ST12000NM0007
ST12000NM0008
ST12000NM001G
ST12000NM002G
ST12000NM0027
ST12000NM0037
ST12000NM0278
Among other things, I figure there has to be differences in cluster sizes, read/write speeds, etc. I'd just like to know what's what between the seven different drives.
 
https://www.seagate.com/www-content/product-content/enterprise-hdd-fam/enterprise-capacity-3-5-v7/_shared/docs/100828036c.pdf

Standard 512E models -- ST12000NM0007
Self-Encryption 512E models -- ST12000NM0017

https://www.seagate.com/www-content/product-content/enterprise-hdd-fam/exos-x-14/en-us/docs/100835941e.pdf

Standard 512E* models
ST14000NM0018​
ST12000NM0008​
ST10000NM0478​

Self-Encrypting 512E* models
ST14000NM0258​
ST12000NM0248​
ST10000NM0568​
https://www.seagate.com/www-content/product-content/enterprise-hdd-fam/exos-x-16/en-us/docs/100845789f.pdf

Standard 512E* models
ST16000NM001G​
ST14000NM001G​
ST12000NM001G​
ST10000NM001G​

Self-Encrypting 512E* models
ST16000NM003G​
ST14000NM003G​
ST12000NM003G​
ST10000NM003G​
https://www.seagate.com/www-content/product-content/enterprise-hdd-fam/exos-x-16/en-us/docs/100845788g.pdf

This is how you find the others:

https://ipv4.google.com/search?q=ST12000NM0027+filetype:pdf+OR+filetype:doc+"manual"+OR+"guide"+OR+"instructions"+site:seagate.com
 
Last edited:
Reactions: MacGyver59
https://www.seagate.com/www-content/product-content/enterprise-hdd-fam/enterprise-capacity-3-5-v7/_shared/docs/100828036c.pdf

Standard 512E models -- ST12000NM0007
Self-Encryption 512E models -- ST12000NM0017

https://www.seagate.com/www-content/product-content/enterprise-hdd-fam/exos-x-14/en-us/docs/100835941e.pdf

Standard 512E* models
ST14000NM0018​
ST12000NM0008​
ST10000NM0478​

Self-Encrypting 512E* models
ST14000NM0258​
ST12000NM0248​
ST10000NM0568​
https://www.seagate.com/www-content/product-content/enterprise-hdd-fam/exos-x-16/en-us/docs/100845789f.pdf

Standard 512E* models
ST16000NM001G​
ST14000NM001G​
ST12000NM001G​
ST10000NM001G​

Self-Encrypting 512E* models
ST16000NM003G​
ST14000NM003G​
ST12000NM003G​
ST10000NM003G​
https://www.seagate.com/www-content/product-content/enterprise-hdd-fam/exos-x-16/en-us/docs/100845788g.pdf

This is how you find the others:

https://ipv4.google.com/search?q=ST12000NM0027+filetype:pdf+OR+filetype:doc+"manual"+OR+"guide"+OR+"instructions"+site:seagate.com
 
Last edited:
Reactions: MacGyver59
Jan 5, 2022
3
0
10
0
I appreciate the reply, fzabkar, but I guess I should have added a bit more detail in my request for information. I'll be the first to admit that, when it comes to computers, I know just enough to get myself into trouble. For me and my somewhat limited knowledge, those pdf files are more than overwhelming with all the information they include. I should have added that I'm looking for drives that are best suited to storing large video files and high resolution pictures (I do video editing and photo restoration.) I see things like 512E vs 4KN and have no clue how either one affects anything. Bytes per logical sector and per physical sector? No clue. I was really hoping to find a chart or video online that explains the basic differences between the different model numbers. I mean, there's got to be a reason why there are seven configurations of the same size drive, right?
 
Some of those drives are SAS models, not SATA, so you might want to rule them out.

512e models would be the most compatible. 4Kn models may not play with some external enclosures, if that's a concern.

SEDs would be nice if security is an issue. They can also be instantly cryptoerased.
 
Reactions: MacGyver59
Jan 5, 2022
3
0
10
0
Some of those drives are SAS models, not SATA, so you might want to rule them out.

512e models would be the most compatible. 4Kn models may not play with some external enclosures, if that's a concern.

SEDs would be nice if security is an issue. They can also be instantly cryptoerased.
THANK you! All good to know!
 

ASK THE COMMUNITY

TRENDING THREADS