Creative Pros

All Hard Drives Are NOT Made Equal

Seagate® and LaCie® data storage solutions consistently accelerate creative workflows and eliminate bottlenecks.
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Solutions

Designed for Your Workflow

Seagate BarraCuda® Pro HDD
  • Perfect for: Workstation upgrades
  • Type: Single-user environment
  • Workflow Stage: Edit
Seagate IronWolf® Pro HDD
  • Perfect for: RAID storage
  • Type: Multi-user environment
  • Workflow Stage: Edit + Deliver
LaCie Rugged® Drives
  • Perfect for: On-set shuttle drives
  • Type: All-terrain professional storage
  • Workflow Stage: Capture + Deliver
LaCie 6big & 12big RAID Storage
  • Perfect for: 4K to 8K video editing
  • Type: Professional multi-bay RAID storage
  • Workflow Stage: Capture + Edit
Seagate BarraCuda HDD
  • Perfect for: Project archiving
  • Type: Single- and multi-bay
  • Workflow Stage: Archive
  • Seagate BarraCuda® Pro HDD
  • Seagate IronWolf Pro HDD
  • LaCie Rugged® Drives
  • LaCie 6big/12big RAID Storage
 
Perfect For
Workstation upgrades RAID storage On-set shuttle drives 4K to 8K video editing
Type
Single-user environment Multi-user environment All-terrain professional storage Professional multi-bay RAID storage
Workflow Stage
  • Edit
  • Edit
  • Deliver
  • Capture
  • Deliver
  • Capture
  • Edit
 

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Workflow

Capture

On set or in the field, your memory cards acquire large amounts of visual and audio content. You can keep your data reliably secure all the way to the editing bay by first transferring it from memory cards to either a portable drive or RAID solution integrated with your DIT cart.

Key Considerations

reliability | portability | capacity

Workflow

Edit

For video post-production, you need data solutions that are fast enough to let you work with your footage at the highest resolution possible while providing you enough capacity to consolidate all of your project content. For photography, you need reliable data solutions that have enough processing power to let you browse your entire Lightroom® library without lag. For audio, you need performance-centric data solutions that allow you to mix up to 100 tracks simultaneously.

Key Considerations

performance | capacity | reliability
Read how Filmworks/FX was able to capture and edit their 4k files with a QNAP NAS equipped with IronWolf Pro drives

Workflow

Deliver

Delivering is our specialty. Our data solutions help you deliver your completed projects to clients or sharing platforms quickly and easily. We simplify the transfer of small files by providing your customer FTP or remote access to a NAS (private cloud), and we ensure secure delivery of massive projects by storing them on tough, universally compatible portable drives prior to shipping.

Key Considerations (Portable Drive)

reliability | portability | compatibility
See Chris Hershman deliver data through LaCie external hard drives

Key Considerations (NAS)

reliability | accessibility | performance
See what Justin Wojtczak has to say with IronWolf hard drives in his Drobo NAS

Workflow

Archive

The last step in any creative project is moving it to long-term storage. Small studios might store their project on a clearly labelled DAS then archive it onto a shelf. But as storage needs grow, it becomes more cost-effective and easier to both manage and protect if completed projects are stored on a RAID, NAS, or SAN with purpose-built archive hard drives.

Key Considerations

reliability | cost | capacity

See Michael Rubenstein use IronWolf Pro in a Synology NAS for his archiving and centralizing needs.

Solutions

Seagate Product Comparison

Seagate IronWolf Pro HDD
  • Creative Pro Optimized: Multi-User and Heavy Workload
  • Ideal for: Performance RAID storage
  • # of Bays: Up to 24
  • Workload Rate Limit: 300TB/yr
  • Drive Class: Enterprise NAS-class
  • Usage: 24×7
  • Capacity: Up to 12TB
  • Services: 5-year limited warranty with 2-year data recovery
Seagate IronWolf HDD
  • Creative Pro Optimized: Multi-User and Medium Workload
  • Ideal for: RAID storage
  • # of Bays: Up to 8
  • Workload Rate Limit: 180TB/yr
  • Drive Class: NAS-class
  • Usage: 24×7
  • Capacity: Up to 12TB
  • Services: 3-year limited warranty with optional data recovery
Seagate BarraCuda® Pro HDD
  • Creative Pro Optimized: Single-user Heavy Workload
  • Ideal for: Performance workstation
  • # of Bays: Single
  • Workload Rate Limit: 300TB/yr
  • Drive Class: Enterprise-class
  • Usage: 24×7
  • Capacity: Up to 12TB
  • Services: 5-year limited warranty with 2-year data recovery
Seagate BarraCuda HDD
  • Creative Pro Optimized: Economical
  • Ideal for: Basic everyday use
  • # of Bays: Single
  • Workload Rate Limit: 55TB/yr
  • Drive Class: Desktop-class
  • Usage: 8×5
  • Capacity: Up to 4TB
  • Services: 2-year limited warranty with optional data recovery
  • Seagate IronWolf Pro HDD
  • Seagate IronWolf HDD
  • Seagate BarraCuda® Pro HDD
  • Seagate BarraCuda HDD
 
Creative Pro Optimized
Multi-User and Heavy Workload
Multi-User and Medium Workload
Single-user Heavy Workload
Economical
Ideal for
Performance RAID storage
RAID storage
Performance workstation
Basic everyday use
# of Bays
Up to 24
Up to 8
Single
Single
Workload Rate Limit
300TB/yr
180TB/yr
300TB/yr
55TB/yr
Drive Class
Enterprise NAS-class
NAS-class
Enterprise-class
Desktop-class
Usage
24×7
24×7
24×7
8×5
Capacity
Up to 12TB
Up to 12TB
Up to 12TB
Up to 4TB
Services
5-year limited warranty with 2-year data recovery
3-year limited warranty with optional data recovery
5-year limited warranty with 2-year data recovery
2-year limited warranty with optional data recovery
 

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LaCie Product Comparison

LaCie Rugged® Drives
  • Key Features:
    • Mobile size, bus powered
    • Drop, shock, and water resistant
    • Thunderbolt and USB-C interfaces
    • Optional SSD versions
  • Capacity:
    • Up to 5TB(HDD)
    • Up to 1TB(SSD)
  • Services: Up to 3-year limited warranty
LaCie 6big/12big RAID Storage
  • Key Features:
    • Enterprise-class
    • Dual Thunderbolt and USB-C interfaces
    • Up to 2600MB/s
    • Reliable industrial design
  • Capacity: RAID storage
  • Services: 5-year limited warranty
  • LaCie Rugged® Drives
  • LaCie 6big/12big RAID Storage
 
Key Features
  • Mobile size, bus powered
  • Drop, shock, and water resistant
  • Thunderbolt and USB-C interfaces
  • Optional SSD versions
  • Enterprise-class
  • Dual Thunderbolt and USB-C interfaces
  • Up to 2600MB/s
  • Reliable industrial design
Capacity
Up to 5TB(HDD)
Up to 1TB(SSD)
Up to 120TB
Services
  • Up to 3-year limited warranty
  • 5-year limited warranty
 

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