Seagate IronWolf 14TB – What Every QNAP NAS Needs

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Features

9.0/10

Performance

9.0/10

Pros

  • Designed for use with NAS
  • Massive 14TB capacity

Cons

  • Price per GB
Seagate Ironwolf 14TB

The Seagate IronWolf 14TB Hard Drive holds a staggering amount of data – way more than pretty much any “average” user will ever need.

At the same time, when you are outfitting a new QNAP NAS, you want to be 100% certain that your solution is going to be as future proof as possible. Well, the Seagate IronWolf 14TB Hard Drive is the perfect match.

Some of the drives key advantages:

  • Optimised for NAS with AgileArray – enables better performance in multi-bay environments
  • IronWolf Health Management provides active monitoring focusing on prevention, intervention and recovery
  • Capable of dealing with workload traffic for the NAS – multiple users can be confident in upload/download performance during simultaneous use
  • Rotational Vibration (RV) sensors
  • Built with 24×7 operation in mind
  • 1 million hours MTBF

Blazingly fast, ridiculously stable, and capable of taking your QNAP to the next level this is the premier hard drive you’re going to want. We loved this drive so much that we now use it exclusively in our QNAP TS-883XU-RP.

Let’s dig right in!

Designed Specifically for NAS

Right out of the box, it’s important to note that this Seagate IronWolf 14TB Hard Drive is a precisely engineered piece of storage technology.

Built to work with NAS solutions (though undoubtedly capable of being installed in a traditional PC build), the IronWolf 14TB Hard Drive features helium-filled technology.

Sure, it isn’t an SSD – but can you imagine just how much a 14TB SSD would set you back these days?

Anyway, this system utilizes a 256MB onboard cash with the latest SATA interface or even better speeds. On top of that, Parallel Magnetic Recording is implemented with the IronWolf 14TB Hard Drive to guarantee that you can pack more data into the physical space available.

That’s perfect for NAS deployments.

The Seagate Ironwolf 14TB is the perfect accessory for a QNAP NAS

Lightning Fast Speeds

As we just touched on, the IronWolf 14TB Hard Drive includes a variety of speed increasing features that take this to the next level.

The helium-filled feature makes sure that as little friction as possible builds up in the hard drive. There is next to no drag whatsoever, and that the discs on this hard drive can spin at blazingly fast speeds to give you the performance you are expecting.

On top of that, the 256MB onboard cache sets this hard drive up as a fantastic NAS hard drive, particularly when streaming. Combine all of that with the7200RPM platers, and you’re looking at something exceptional here.

Effortless Health Monitoring for Improved Stability

Anytime you add a new hard drive to your NAS, you want to be 100% certain that it is going to have the stability you need for long-term storage. Particularly, storage that will be “always-on” and accessible from the internet.

Seagate has a fantastic reputation for producing stable, healthy, and long-lasting hard drives. But they have taken things to the next level with this particular option.

The IronWolf 14TB Hard Drive includes new Health Management technology inbuilt and interfaces with pretty much every popular NAS solution on the market (proprietary as well as open-source). The feature provides you with in-depth analytics regarding the vital signs of your IronWolf 14TB drives.

I can still remember a time where I was stocking my QNAPs with the latest 1TB or 2TB drives. With the IronWolf 14TB, it is now so much easier to scale up storage on the QNAPs.


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