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Seagate IronWolf 10TB HDD review

The demise of the mechanical hard drive has been predicted for years now, and many hardcore enthusiasts will tell you they just use solid state drives in their system – for the operating system certainly, but even now for file storage. Unfortunately, unless you have a rather substantial income, these high capacity SSD’s have exorbitant price tags that alienate a large percentage of the potential audience.

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The demand for cheap storage shows no sign of slowing down as more and more content becomes available for download. Four hundred pounds is still a fair bit of cash but the 10TB IronWolf drives incorporating Helium technology are generally more expensive than standard mechanical designs.

The Seagate Ironwolf 10TB is priced at £399.99 inc vat, and by comparison the 4TB Samsung 850 EVO retails for £1,289.99 (HERE) inc vat. The Ironwolf offers two and a half times the capacity for less than a third of the price.

The 10TB IronWolf is a very quiet drive in operation even when pushed hard during benchmarking. Seagate quote power figures for the drive of 0.8w typical standby, 4.4W idle and 6.8W for average operations.

All the anti-vibration technology the 10TB IronWolf has may seem over the top for a NAS drive aimed at Home and Small Business but in NAS devices with 6 -8 bays (or more), preventing vibration damage is important as it can affect a drive’s performance and ultimately the lifespan.

We found the Seagate IronWolf 10tb on sale at Ebuyer for £399.99 HERE

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Pros

  • Huge capacity.
  • Anti-vibration technologies.
  • by SSD standards, its cheap.

Cons

  • by mechanical standards, its expensive.

Kitguru says: Contrary to popular belief the mechanical hard drive is alive and kicking. Seagate’s IronWolf delivers solid performance with the latest in anti-vibration drive technology.

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Rating: 8.0.

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