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Seagate addresses your NAS needs with IronWolf and IronWolf Pro HDDs
By Lionell Go Macahilig - 22 Mar 2018,2:58am

Seagate addresses your NAS needs with IronWolf and IronWolf Pro HDDs

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Hot on the heels of the launch of its Enterprise Datasphere Fleet of storage solutions earlier this month, Seagate recently staged a product update event, showcasing its IronWolf and IronWolf Pro hard disk drives (HDDs) together with Synology's network-attached storage (NAS) solutions.

Claimed by Seagate as tough, ready, and scalable, both IronWolf and IronWolf Pro HDDs are designed to cater to the requirements of home, creative pro, SOHO, and business users who utilize a NAS appliance. Equipped with Rotational Vibration sensors, these HDDs are adapted to perform 24x7 in multi-bay environments. Featuring Seagate's AgileArray technology, these HDDs promise to deliver remarkable RAID performance and power management.

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Recommended for NAS devices with up to eight bays, desktops in RAID configuration, and multimedia servers, IronWolf HDDs are available in storage capacities ranging from 1TB to 12TB. These HDDs come with 5400 RPM spindle speed, boasting up to one million hours of mean time between failures (MTBF). Seagate offers these drives with a three-year limited warranty.

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Meanwhile, recommended for rack servers and NAS appliances with up to 16 bays, IronWolf Pro HDDs come with storage capacities ranging from 2TB to 12TB. These HDDs feature 7200 RPM spindle speed, have an MTBF rating of 1.2 million hours, and come with a longer five-year warranty.

Both IronWolf and IronWolf Pro HDDs are available in 3.5-inch form factor and come with 256MB cache. Apart from being covered by a limited warranty, these HDDs are also backed Seagate's Rescue data recovery service, in case of a software- or a hardware-driven loss of data.

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Stay tuned with our review of Seagate’s IronWolf HDD using a Synology NAS device in the coming days.