Seagate Ironwolf Pro 10TB ST10000NE0004 HDD Review

  1. About the Seagate Ironwolf Pro 10TB NAS HDD...
  2. Test Setup and Methodology
  3. AS SSD Benchmark
  4. ATTO Benchmark
  5. Futuremark Benchmark
  6. AIDA64 Disk Access Test
  7. IOMETER Benchmark
  8. Transfer Tests
  9. Conclusion
  10. Online Purchase Links

Disclosure: The Ironwolf Pro 10TB drive is a part of the Lacie 2Big Dock loaned by Seagate

About the IronWolf and the IronWolf Pro series NAS HDDs…

We’ve had NAS HDDs for a while and it is a common choice for those who archive data, content creators who want large storage for RAW images and videos, folks with network storage for SOHO or small enterprise services. WD has the Red and the Red Pro series, while Seagate has its IronWolf and IronWolf Pro series.

This is the Seagate IronWolf Pro NAS HDD with 10 TB storage capacity. Seagate uses AgileArray technology these HDDs which is optimized to work in always-on and multi-user access situations on RAID-enabled NAS. The word ‘Pro’ applies to NAS drives up to 16 HDDs with higher mean time between failures and other optimization. Warranty period differs between the variants as IronWolf honours three years warranty while IronWolf Pro honours five years warranty and two-year cover for data recovery services with registration. Additionally, the IronWolf Pro have rotational vibration sensors which work by spreading the vibration throughout its casing. Therefore, any possible issue due to system vibration is reduced dramatically.

Ironwolf Pro NAS/DAS Support

IronWolf series have health management system which supported by NAS drives like Synology and ASUSTOR. The workload capability of the IronWolf Pro is up to 300 TB per year Vs. 180 TB per year on the non-pro version. So essentially IronWolf Pro is best for situations where multiple users will upload and download data from the drive through a network server. The other main advantage is the two-year rescue data recovery service where Seagate’s recovery experts will help you rescue your data if the HDD fails.

This NAS HDD is one of the two HDDs included in the Lacie 2big Dock Thunderbolt 3 drive whose review will be out. Seagate does give a disclosure about its recovery services not being available around the world.

PCB Details

The PCB has a Samsung K4B2G1646F-BCK0 256MB DDR3 Cache paired with Avago controller and Smooth Motor controller. You’ll also notice two white coloured components at diagonal ends of the PCB which are the RV sensors. Naturally, there’s a foam padding between the PCB and the HDD.


Specifications10 TB
Standard Model NumberST10000NE0004
InterfaceSATA 6Gb/s
Drive Bays SupportedUp to 16 Bays
Multi-User Technology (TB/yr)300
Rotational Vibration (RV) SensorsYes
2 Hot-Plug SupportYes
Cache (MB)256
Reliability/Data Integrity
Mean Time Between Failures (MTBF, hours)1,200,000
Reliability Rating @ Full 24×7 Operation (AFR)0.73%
Non-recoverable Read Errors per Bits Read, Max1 per 10E15
Power-On Hours per Year (24×7)8,760
Sector Size (Bytes per Logical Sector)512E
3 Rescue ServicesYes
Limited Warranty (years)5
Spindle Speed (RPM)7,200
Interface Access Speed (Gb/s)6.0, 3.0, 1.5
Max. Sustained Transfer Rate OD (MB/s)214MB/s
Average Latency (ms)4.16
Interface PortsSingle
Rotational Vibration @ 10-1,500 Hz (rad/s )12.5
Power Consumption
Startup Current, Typical (12V, A)2
Idle Power, Average (W)5.0
Average Operating Power (W)7.8 W
Standby Mode (W)0.8
Sleep Mode (W)0.8
Power Supply Requirements+12 V and +5 V
Operating (ambient, min °C)5
Operating (drive case, max °C)60
Non-operating (ambient, min °C)-40
Non-operating (ambient max °C)70
Vibration, Non-operating:
10 Hz to 500 Hz (Grms)
Shock, Operating 2 ms
(Read/Write) (Gs)
70/40 Gs
Shock, Non-operating, 1 ms
and 2 ms (Gs)
Height (mm/in)26.11 mm/1.028 in
Width (mm/in, max)101.85 mm/4.01 in
Depth (mm/in, max)146.99 mm/ 5.787 in
Weight (lb/g)705 g/1.55 lb

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