The Seagate IronWolf brand is living up to its name by being tough, durable and scalable in the fast-growing enterprise NAS industry. It has a SATA 6gb/s interface and integrates into any strong 1-8 bay system.
Guaranteed a 3-year warranty, Seagate IronWolf HDD is available in an extensive range of capacities as most drives. However our favorite we will be looking at for our review is the 10TB.
Our favorite Seagate IronWolf HDD Features
Seagate’s IronWolf HDD features multi-tier caching technology and is up to the challenge of constantly being vibrated. This is the intrinsic part of being an HDD. Always working, this strong “iron” 10TB Helium drive solution enhances reliability. With the power of AgileArray, it can tolerate the constant vibrations allowing for the best user experience.
The Seagate IronWolf multi-user technology enables users to handle extreme workload rates with ease. It begins with 180 TB/year on IronWolf or users can have the advantage of using 300 TB/year with IronWolf Pro and upload their data.
Don’t be a lone wolf. Put your wolf in a pack!
What’s the point of purchasing these drives without a NAS unit? Whether a Synology or QNAP NAS, these drives are optimized for multi-RAID environments and are built to withstand the vibrations along with the heavy flow of data traffic.
However, If you have a Synology NAS you have an extra bonus. You have access to the IronWolf Health Management. According to Seagate, this program is all about prevention, intervention and recovery. Therefore, this feature basically allows you to experience your NAS to the maximum. Hardly any interventions along with recommendations on when to back up and special access to Seagate Data Recovery Services. A really beneficial feature you will not receive on a QNAP.
NAS 10GbE performance per Simply.Reviews
Simply.Reviews is an astounding review site we refer to frequently for network attached storage information and hard drives. Their performance review on the Seagate 10TB IronWolf NAS and NAS PRO drives is in their top-ten section. We choose to use their testing as our example because of the extreme details they include in the reports. We highly recommend for you to visit their site!
Simply.Reviews tested these drives in a QNAP TS-1685 equipped with a 2.2GHz D01531 Xeon and 64GB of DDR4 memory. They do not recommend testing a single drive in a PC since they are designed for network attached storage units only.
The Seagate IronWolf 10TB HDD reported consecutive read and write speeds of 1,181MB/sec and 1,130MB/sec. Great news continued when they performed random operations without a great difference in their results with write speeds remaining the same while the read speeds decreased slightly.
The next test was to compare the Seagate IronWolf drives to the 5.4K 4TB Western Digital Red NAS drives. The write rates result for the WD array were lower returning 1,080MB/sec and 1,050MB/sec. The sequential read and write rates were dramatically lower with numbers at 52,500 IOPS and 27,000 IOPS. Clearly only slightly lower than the Seagate drives.
Click here to read more about their testing : Simply.Reviews
After reading the test results of these drives, we believe they are really living up to the “iron” definition in their name. Because of the less vibrations and advanced technological features, the IronWolf and IronWolf Pro are the drives that will always be working around clock non-stop.