1. About the Ironwolf 14TB NAS HDD...
  2. How its tested??
  3. AS SSD Benchmark
  4. ATTO Benchmark
  5. Futuremark Benchmark
  6. AIDA64 Disk Access Test
  7. IOMETER Benchmark
  8. Transfer Tests
  9. Concluding Remarks
  10. Online Purchase Links

More than just a capacity increase

Professional usage of storage drives is a major factor due to the 4K+ content and RAW images they have to store. This includes a series of raw footage, unedited and final end product archived in NAS. There are those who archive a lot of data, therefore large-capacity storage in a single drive is vital. The 14TB is as big as it can get for now. Earlier it was 10TB and 12TB. These, however, make the transition towards capacity, performance and reliability Helium HDDs can only provide.

The main upside is the provision of 7,200 RPM class performance for non-pro series NAS HDDs, unlike with WD whose Red series provide 5,400 RPM class speeds. WD might catch up, but nothing yet so far.

About temperature and power…

The maximum operating temperature for the Ironwolf 14TB 008 HDD is the 70c. Higher tolerance to heat is one of the requirements of a NAS-specific drive. Helium added in an HDD casing with a total of 14TB worth spindles is the end result.

A typical use case for the Seagate Ironwolf 14TB

In a desktop use, the Seagate Ironwolf 14TB HDD operates between 35 degrees to 40 degrees Celsius, according to the HDD’s SMART data. A single-bay NAS such as the successor models to the Synology DS112J has a slim form factor and relies on a 40mm fan to deliver airflow. Helium-filled HDDs are a boon here.

Storage Vs. Price


You can buy the SEAGATE IRONWOLF 14TB ST14000VN008 via Overclockers UK from here.

Unfortunately, it does translate to a higher cost. But there are lower capacity Ironwolf HDDs available with 7,200 RPM-class performance.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Beyond News. Beyond Reviews. Beyond Guides & Recommendations.

Join the never ending discussions on never ending topics.
Previous Article

GIGABYTE GeForce GTX 1650 OC 4G Graphics Card Review

Next Article

GALAX RTX 2080 EX 1-Click OC Graphics Card Review

Related Posts
Read More

Cooler Master MasterBox NR200P SFF PC Case Review

The Cooler Master NR200P is a very interesting SSF PC case. It provides for motherboards in mini-ITX/ mini DTX layout, a layout which maintains the vertical length of the mini ITX while providing a longer width. Along with the SFX/ SFX-L spec power supplies, this case is to provide some interesting configuration options. miniITX cases come with some expected compromises. But with advancements in design from processors, chips all the way to layout and form factor specs, it reduces that compromise significantly.  In the end, we will see cases like these.
Read More

SEAGATE IronWolf 110 ZA240NM10001 240GB NAS SSD Review

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.