Seagate IronWolf 4 TB 3.5 inch Internal Hard Drive for 1-8 Bay NAS Systems (5900 RPM, 64 MB Cache up to 6.0Gb/s, 180 TB/Year Workload Rate) £104.87 Amazon
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Seagate IronWolf 4 TB 3.5 inch Internal Hard Drive for 1-8 Bay NAS Systems (5900 RPM, 64 MB Cache up to 6.0Gb/s, 180 TB/Year Workload Rate) £104.87 Amazon

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Found 17th Oct
Best price I could find for a 4TB NAS ready drive. I have been looking for a deal on NAS optimized drives for a while and this seems to be lowest price 4TB drive available.

According to Seagate, IronWolf Agile Array "...is tested for many RAID configurations, and ensures caching algorithms are optimised for non-continuous read and write. AgileArray also helps solve the problem of read/write error recovery time, by utilising an adjustable time limit for a drive's built-in recovery process, ensuring the drive remains available, and working in concert with the RAID controller."

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That's very tempting. Heat!

same price on ebuyer

3 Year Warranty.

Looks good although I'm going to wait for Black Friday. Hope to grab a couple of 4TB drives then.

Iron wolf!

Anyone know how these compare with WD Red NAS drives? I've been using them recently in a HP microserver but they are slightly on the pricey side.

FireOnAWire4 h, 57 m ago

3 Year Warranty.Looks good although I'm going to wait for Black Friday. …3 Year Warranty.Looks good although I'm going to wait for Black Friday. Hope to grab a couple of 4TB drives then.


That's the big feature here. You should buy a drive with a warranty as long as you intend to keep the drive. That said I've got my eye on Seagate's Firecuda 2TB 2.5" drives as my next NAS drives. 5 year warranty, the power savings of 2.5" and a decently sized cache all bode well.

CampGareth1 h, 44 m ago

That's the big feature here. You should buy a drive with a warranty as …That's the big feature here. You should buy a drive with a warranty as long as you intend to keep the drive. That said I've got my eye on Seagate's Firecuda 2TB 2.5" drives as my next NAS drives. 5 year warranty, the power savings of 2.5" and a decently sized cache all bode well.


I just wanted to make you think about purchasing Firecuda's for your NAS.

Are Firecuda's "NAS" certified?
seagate.com/gb/…uda

You should check, the drive compatibilty list for your NAS and also forums for what other people use in their NAS to ensure you make a well invested purchase.

These NAS drives are designed for NAS devices. I have WD Reds (replacing failed BarraCudas') in my QNAP and wouldn't dream of putting a Firecuda in.

I've recently replaced my laptop SSD with a Firecuda (I needed the space) and on a day to day level, whilst obviously slower than the SSD, I can not say that I'm benefiting from it. Overtime, its meant to learn which applications you use often and should keep the most used files for those on the SSD part of the Firecuda for quicker access.

I am observing that if you use the same applications over and over again, then I see a performance increase.

This seems a good deal to me, thanks OP.

technobotix1 h, 16 m ago

I just wanted to make you think about purchasing Firecuda's for your …I just wanted to make you think about purchasing Firecuda's for your NAS.Are Firecuda's "NAS" certified?https://www.seagate.com/gb/en/internal-hard-drives/hdd/firecudaYou should check, the drive compatibilty list for your NAS and also forums for what other people use in their NAS to ensure you make a well invested purchase. These NAS drives are designed for NAS devices. I have WD Reds (replacing failed BarraCudas') in my QNAP and wouldn't dream of putting a Firecuda in.I've recently replaced my laptop SSD with a Firecuda (I needed the space) and on a day to day level, whilst obviously slower than the SSD, I can not say that I'm benefiting from it. Overtime, its meant to learn which applications you use often and should keep the most used files for those on the SSD part of the Firecuda for quicker access.I am observing that if you use the same applications over and over again, then I see a performance increase.This seems a good deal to me, thanks OP.


Eh, HDDs are HDDs, they're compatible with everything. But I agree that if you're using a RAID controller you may want a drive designed to work with one... but then RAID controllers seem very old hat vs gluster, ceph etc where all the drives are JBOD and the replication is at a higher level than block.

CampGareth1 h, 56 m ago

Eh, HDDs are HDDs, they're compatible with everything. But I agree that if …Eh, HDDs are HDDs, they're compatible with everything. But I agree that if you're using a RAID controller you may want a drive designed to work with one... but then RAID controllers seem very old hat vs gluster, ceph etc where all the drives are JBOD and the replication is at a higher level than block.



I hear that using a regular hard drive for CCTV recording can kill the drive within months.

Does this support a USB 3.0? I'm hoping to use it with my xbox one if it does?

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SPancholi3 h, 8 m ago

Does this support a USB 3.0? I'm hoping to use it with my xbox one if it …Does this support a USB 3.0? I'm hoping to use it with my xbox one if it does?


Not sure what you mean by 'support USB'. It's a SATA hard drive.

SPancholi4 h, 10 m ago

Does this support a USB 3.0? I'm hoping to use it with my xbox one if it …Does this support a USB 3.0? I'm hoping to use it with my xbox one if it does?



This is a bare internal 3.5" drive. No enclosure.

You want an external hard drive with a USB 3.0 interface.

Thanks, heat added. Been looking at drives for a while and the 3 year warranty really sets this one apart. Cheers!

I know it says 3 years warranty, but are these not limited to a number of operating hours too as a condition - like other Seagate drives are?

I always trust WD - good warranty, and easy to RMA if you ever need to.
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