Seagate Technology officially ships its top-of-the-range 18TB hard drives only to select customers, or as integral parts of its own storage systems. But all of a sudden at least two retailers started to sell Seagate’s yet-to-be-announced Exos X18 HDDs to everyone interested in getting a storage behemoth.   

California-based 8anet.com offers Seagate’s Exos X18 SATA for preorder at $669, but does not disclose any ETA dates. Connecticut-based ShopBLT.com offers Exos X18 SATA for $599 and Exos X18 SAS for $610. The earliest ETA date listed by ShopBLT.com for the SATA drive is September 4, 2020. The retailer will only have 40 drives incoming by that date, but it also offers to order 20-pieces packs, so it looks like Seagate is indeed starting to sell the product to the channel. 

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