Seagate IronWolf 4TB NAS Drive - £109 w/ free delivery @ Box.co.uk
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Seagate IronWolf 4TB NAS Drive - £109 w/ free delivery @ Box.co.uk

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Found 1st Sep 2017Edited by:"M0nk3h"
Cheapest I can find at the moment. Amazon seem to have put their price up to £112.
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Personally not a huge fan of seagate but this is a decent price for their NAS tier drives
What is NAS?
kkthomask2 m ago

What is NAS?

Network attached storage
thanks dude..this is my enlightenment for this weekend
The maker must like x-men. Surprised this drive isn't called Wolverine
I had a couple of Seagate Nas drives that my qnap wouldn't recognise and couldn't initialise. Swapped them for WD and all was fine. Very strange. Seems to have been a few instances of this on the qnap forums.
Would buy just for the name IronWolf. Pity they don't put a picture of a wolf on the drive.
jamgin4 h, 8 m ago

Would buy just for the name IronWolf. Pity they don't put a picture of a …Would buy just for the name IronWolf. Pity they don't put a picture of a wolf on the drive.


Doh!!!!!
We use WD, this isn't because Seagate are better/worse than WD in terms of failure.
It's because WD has a better returns process.

When drives do fail or you start getting S.M.A.R.T errors, you can process an RMA, pre-register a credit card, and WD send you a refurbished drive out pretty much that day (takes approx 7 days from registering the RMA to receiving the drive from Netherlands, all in). You then have 4 weeks to return the faulty drive, or you are charged for the drive they sent. It allows you just that little more leeway, in terms of testing stuff/getting data off the faulty drive, to get it up and running, rather than always keep spare drives on hand. Often, it's a case of having a raid array working in degraded state for a few days, but with additional backups elsewhere.

Not great if you need it properly working next day, but it's a lot better than having to return the drive and waiting for a new one, which my last Seagate (it was a Samsung) took nearly a month all in, to receive the replacement. Maybe it's got better but we haven't used Seagate since.

For £17 extra for the WD Red, I prefer that method, other people's mileage might vary, but it's worth knowing how each return experience works, when it comes to the crunch.

Just to add: I have no link to WD, and actually when the ex. HItachi - Toshiba drives are cheaper we buy those, as they have proved the most reliable for us, but on the whole it's been WD.
Edited by: "tightar5e" 4th Sep 2017
tightar5e4th Sep 2017

We use WD, this isn't because Seagate are better/worse than WD in terms of …We use WD, this isn't because Seagate are better/worse than WD in terms of failure. It's because WD has a better returns process.When drives do fail or you start getting S.M.A.R.T errors, you can process an RMA, pre-register a credit card, and WD send you a refurbished drive out pretty much that day (takes approx 7 days from registering the RMA to receiving the drive from Netherlands, all in). You then have 4 weeks to return the faulty drive, or you are charged for the drive they sent. It allows you just that little more leeway, in terms of testing stuff/getting data off the faulty drive, to get it up and running, rather than always keep spare drives on hand. Often, it's a case of having a raid array working in degraded state for a few days, but with additional backups elsewhere. Not great if you need it properly working next day, but it's a lot better than having to return the drive and waiting for a new one, which my last Seagate (it was a Samsung) took nearly a month all in, to receive the replacement. Maybe it's got better but we haven't used Seagate since.For £17 extra for the WD Red, I prefer that method, other people's mileage might vary, but it's worth knowing how each return experience works, when it comes to the crunch.Just to add: I have no link to WD, and actually when the ex. HItachi - Toshiba drives are cheaper we buy those, as they have proved the most reliable for us, but on the whole it's been WD.



That's understandable. I've heard good and bad things about WD as I have with SGate. Personally, I'm not for the whole brand-wars on HDDs. If it works, it works.

Always had Seagate drives and never had a fail so I've never really experienced what everyone else mentions. Never had to RMA a drive, ever.
M0nk3h4th Sep

That's understandable. I've heard good and bad things about WD as I have …That's understandable. I've heard good and bad things about WD as I have with SGate. Personally, I'm not for the whole brand-wars on HDDs. If it works, it works.Always had Seagate drives and never had a fail so I've never really experienced what everyone else mentions. Never had to RMA a drive, ever.


One bad thing about them both is they now only make noisy drives:

AAM is no longer available for Seagate and Western Digital drives. In 2008, Seagate removed AAM capabilities from all its drives because Convolve alleged that one of its patents, US Patent No. 6,314,473 covers AAM technology.
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Shows at 114.99 for me?
myintranet1 h, 10 m ago

Shows at 114.99 for me?




Then it's most likely expired, you do know this deal was posted over 2 weeks ago?
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