Seagate Ironwolf 8tb NAS drive- £199.99 @ box.co.uk incl free delivery
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Seagate Ironwolf 8tb NAS drive- £199.99 @ box.co.uk incl free delivery

£199.99£215.19 7% Box.co.uk Deals
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Begone vile temptress. I've spent enough!....... *adds to basket*
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Begone vile temptress. I've spent enough!....... *adds to basket*

As tempting as it is, im staying away from Seagate, after having 3 drives go kaput in a month.
Still a hot deal

amaru00712 m ago

As tempting as it is, im staying away from Seagate, after having 3 drives …As tempting as it is, im staying away from Seagate, after having 3 drives go kaput in a month.Still a hot deal


That statistic by itself is a little concerning, however without context, it’s not really that helpful. If you had 10,000 drives and 3 died in a month, it’s insignificant. If you had 3 and they were all 10 years old or run in unsuitable conditions (heat/vibration/wrong drive type for the job).

Seagate had serious issues a while back, they’re well documented, but the drives posted are completely different to those. Backblaze publish data on its usage/findings, it’s largely irrelevant to home users, but it’s interesting. The latest data suggests things are quite different now, Seagate aren’t into the realms of HGST for reliability, but they’re broadly comparable to WD.

Personally I tend to like the IronWolf over the WD red’s where heat isn’t a consideration and sequential writes are. That’s based on running multiple 24 drive chassis.

Over the years one bought mainly Seagate and WD.
In the last 3 years, I've had 1 WD go bad, but 6 Seagate's.
True most of them were the baracudu ones, which did have their own issues. But I've still got 6 WD drives running after 5 years, in a 24/7 machine.
Been slowly swapping them all over with NAS drives.
Funny they all seem to go bad just after the 3 year warranty
Edited by: "amaru007" 27th Nov

I had one of these drives a couple of months back and had to send it back. I was using it in an external drive holder and within 20 minutes of powering it up the case was nearly too hot to touch. After turning off and letting it cool I tried again with the same result. It was probably a one-off but if you do buy one try running it externally for half an hour as I hate to think what could happen in the confines of a PC.

amaru0073 h, 9 m ago

Funny they all seem to go bad just after the 3 year warranty



Planned obsolescence perfected.

I bought two of these last month, this is a great price. They are Noisy, but perfectly functional for a NAS. Very pleased with my Asustor AS6102T that I got from Amazon France - dead cheap at the time.

amaru0075 h, 21 m ago

Over the years one bought mainly Seagate and WD.In the last 3 years, I've …Over the years one bought mainly Seagate and WD.In the last 3 years, I've had 1 WD go bad, but 6 Seagate's.True most of them were the baracudu ones, which did have their own issues. But I've still got 6 WD drives running after 5 years, in a 24/7 machine.Been slowly swapping them all over with NAS drives.Funny they all seem to go bad just after the 3 year warranty


Conversely I’ve mainly purchased WD’s personally and professionally, made a point of getting stock from different batches from different suppliers, I’m looking at a stack of dead WD’s. I have zero dead Seagate/Samsung/Toshiba drives (9 of them currently spinning 24/7).

Highlight of WD ownership? Excluding the head parking issues, higher average failure rate? Well being sent a DOA warranty replacement was fun.

Good price. It’s been that for a few days.

Not related to this drive but a Nas question nevertheless. I've got health issues sitting and my pc is on its last legs. I want to go pc less and just tablets phones and my raspberry pi 2 running OSMC samba Nas. What is the best way of moving films on off the Nas without a pc. I'm guessing FTP but is there a neater cheaper solution. I have 7 ye old WD btw all good WD 2 4tb for 200 so cold from me.
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