Seagate’s IronWolf Series HDDs deliver the highest reliability and up to 20 TB of storage space per drive in a NAS. Hardware and HDD firmware are optimized for this purpose. Two ComputerBase readers will soon be able to find out for themselves how the two 8TB IronWolf HDDs perform for a competition in the 2-bay NAS TS-233 from QNAP.
Seagate’s IronWolf HDD: NAS Expert
Hard disks from the IronWolf series are specially optimized for use in NAS – in terms of hardware, firmware and software. Seagate calls the whole package AgileArray technology. Key benefits of the technology include:
- Hard drives optimized for use in a NAS for the best possible user experience.
- IronWolf health management for continuous data protection (4TB model and higher capacity) and initial loss case notifications.
- Consistent performance thanks to vibration sensors to provide reliable storage for NAS systems – minimizing lag or downtime.
- Optimized RAID performance for maximum responsiveness and long uptime with NAS-compatible error corrections.
- Advanced power management to reduce power consumption and provide adequate power at the right time.
- One-time data recovery is included for three years in case of total loss.
Seagate’s IronWolf HDD: Up to 20 TB of Storage Space for a NAS
Seagate’s IronWolf HDDs are now available in the famous 3.5-inch format with up to 20TB of storage space. The new biggest Seagate IronWolf Pro with 20TB (Data Sheet, PDF) is using ten instead of nine with 2TB capacity for the first time and can continue on the fast track with this approach traditional magnetic recording (CMR) held at shingles magnetic recording (SMR) set. SMR increases storage capacity by overlapping tracks, thereby costing performance. With CMR, however, the new IronWolf Pro is not only 2TB bigger, but faster with data rates of up to 285MB/s, compared to the 18TB model with 260MB/s.
Seagate’s IronWolf HDD: Data Recovery Included
However, the HDDs of Seagate’s IronWolf series still offer an interesting extra feature: previously reserved for IronWolf Pro drives, they are Seagate Rescue Data Recovery Services Now on all IronWolf Drives shipped after January 1, 2020.
Pro or not, SSD or HDD: With the purchase of such models, the customer receives at no additional charge the right to use “Rescue Data Recovery Services” as a result of drive damage within the first three years from the date of manufacture . cost. Details can be found in the Seagate IronWolf article: How to save data for free in an emergency [Anzeige],
QNAP’s TS-233 NAS: New 2-Bay NAS in Detail
The QNAP TS-233 is a brand new 2-bay NAS system with a quad-core ARM Cortex-A55 main processor that serves as a great personal cloud and multimedia hub. The NAS has a “Neural Network Processing Unit” (NPU) for object and face recognition. In conjunction with the photo manager Qmagi, images stored on the NAS can be found, assigned and managed more easily.
Two HDDs or SSDs in 3.5″ and 2.5″ form factors can be used as SATA drives – without tools. A single Gigabit LAN port is used for network connections, which can perform up to 114 Mbit/s when downloading from the NAS and up to 104 Mbit/s when uploading. In addition to a USB-A port as of USB 3.2 Gen 1, the NAS has two USB 2.0 sockets. The USB copy button can be used to initiate defined copy actions to or from an external storage medium at the push of a button.
The current QTS 5.0 from QNAP is used as the operating system, which supports applications such as File Station for managing and sharing files via a web browser, backing up files in the cloud or on another NAS. Sync for Hybrid Backup, Qsync for File Sync. Multiple users and devices and multimedia applications such as Qmagi, video stations and music stations.
The QNAP TS-233’s power supply is externally designed and supplies a maximum of 65 watts. The power consumption of the entire system in sleep mode (hard drive in sleep mode) is 3.5 watts.
Win 2 Seagate IronWolf 8TB HDDs Each With 2 QNAP TS-233
With a little luck, two ComputerBase readers will soon be able to see for themselves what Seagate’s IronWolf HDDs are capable of doing from QNAP to a NAS. Seagate and QNAP are offering two QNAP TS-233s, each with 2×8TB of storage space on Seagate’s IronWolf HDDs. Participation in the competition is possible not through the quiz, but in the forum.
Whoever announces in the comments thread by May 29th, 2022 what they intend to do with this all-round reckless package and what setup they will replace or expand with, has a chance to win one of the packages . Even users who don’t have a NAS yet can apply. Posting must include hashtags #RunWithIronWolf Stop. Otherwise Computerbase’s normal raffle participation rules apply. The winners will be announced on May 30, 2022.
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