PC Storage and RAM Kit Reviews
Reviews of all storage devices for PC hardware and desktop memory kits
The Seagate Ironwolf 110 SSD is made for small to SOHO NAS arrays. While NAS bays do provide cages with both 3.5″/ 2.5″ drives, there are some really small form factor NAS specifically made for 2.5″ SATA drives for mechanical and solid-state. There are also 3.5″/2.5″ hybrid NAS that uses SSDs as additional caching for the primary storage array. Naturally, this would make a market for NAS specific SSDs. This is the Seagate Ironwolf variant. The Ironwolf 110SSD comes with a set of its marketed features- AgileArray firmware and DuraWrite are two of these firmware specific implementations. These NAS SSDs do that have a 5-year warranty with an included 2-year data recovery support. Though the provision for this data recovery support varies between countries.
Typical of the Ironwolf NAS drive series, the SEAGATE IRONWOLF 16TB ST16000VN001 HDD carries 3 years warranty with a spindle speed of 7,200 RPM. These are marketed for Home, SOHO and small business NAS drives, typically up to 8 bays. It comes with a plethora of NAS-specific functions. Its in-house Ironwolf Health Management (IHM) is a 1up from S.M.A.R.T. functions. This emphasis on Prevention, Intervention and Recovery. To use IHM, it needs to work with IHM-enabled NAS units. At the time of writing, it listed ASUSTOR, QNAP, OSAN, Synology, Terra Master and Thecus. There is no support for desktop systems, nor FreeNAS functions- yet.
This is the Seagate Ironwolf 14TB ST14000VN008 HDD drive, its highest capacity storage drive with 7,200 RPM. Apart from its elusive pricing, it would attract some type of users who will need 12.7 TB formatted mechanical drive in a single package. All of this while maintaining its MTBF lifespan.
What I am reviewing is the Seagate BarraCuda Pro ST14000DM001 HDD, a 14 TB drive which has a spindle of eight discs and 256MB buffer. This is the largest storage capacity drive you can get your hands on.