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Seagate Iron Wolf -- Very Cool ! ...................

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Posted on July 12, 2020 at 06:31:32
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I recently replaced a WD Red that failed in my NAS with a Seagate Iron Wolf. They did a bit of Art Work on my NAS display that I thought was super Cool.











 

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Cool image, posted on July 12, 2020 at 07:40:49
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Honestly, I've yet to experience a drive failure in thirty odd years. Need to knock on my wooden desk as I type this. ;)

In the past, I've ended up replacing the computer drive with a higher capacity one before experiencing any troubles. Or when replacing the computer, I ended up with a new drive. Still have the 750 GB drive from the 2010 Dell now used for backup purposes.

My NAS uses a pair of $50 Seagate 2 TB drives with a pair on the shelf for backups.

Curious - do you know how many hours the failed drive had on it? The oldest of mine that replaced the 750 now has 30500 hours. The newer one has 11000.

 

RE: Cool image, posted on July 12, 2020 at 07:57:16
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In about 25 years, I've had around 4 Drive failures. The WD Red that failed last month was out of warranty (3 Years).... I'd guess, it was about 4 years old. That failure caused a 'Volume Crash', so I had to rely on backups to restore all the data.

May depend on how much you use them. - I've got 5 Computers hooked to mine. Wife is a heavy user also.






 

RE: Seagate Iron Wolf -- Very Cool ! ..................., posted on July 12, 2020 at 08:41:46
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I am not the biggest Seagate fan going back to the days of RLL but the icon is cute LOL.

 

RE: Seagate Iron Wolf -- Very Cool ! ..................., posted on July 12, 2020 at 08:50:30
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WD Red and Seagate Iron Wolf are rated fairly similar today. I am going with Seagate now as a 'personal experiment'. I have had 2 - WD Red Drives fail over the last couple years. We'll see how the Iron Wolf does.






 

RE: Seagate Iron Wolf -- Very Cool ! ..................., posted on July 12, 2020 at 09:14:57
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That is kinda cool ;-) Just curious, how warm are the NAS drives under normal operation?



 

RE: Seagate Iron Wolf -- Very Cool ! ..................., posted on July 12, 2020 at 09:35:45
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I hear that, I have had my share of failures a bit of everything including WD.

 

RE: Seagate Iron Wolf -- Very Cool ! ..................., posted on July 12, 2020 at 09:39:47
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Normal Operating Temps of Iron Wolf Drives are from 41 to 122 Fahrenheit. Most of the time, when I have checked, my Drives seem to be around 85 when processing.






 

RE: Seagate Iron Wolf -- Very Cool ! ..................., posted on July 12, 2020 at 13:23:19
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They all fail eventually, and they've all gone through their ups and downs with good and bad batches.

The only brand I recall standing out for superior long term reliability was HGST (Hitachi), but that was before they were acquired by WD. I say this based on the disk drive qualifications that my company and others go through before choosing their drive vendor for their RAID array products.

My company has chosen different brands over the years and that's based on which brand appears to be most reliable at that time.

I'm not sure if HGST still has their own production line or if their manufacturing is now merged with WD.


 

RE: Seagate Iron Wolf -- Very Cool ! ..................., posted on July 12, 2020 at 13:35:58
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Similar drive temperatures here.

Synology DS918+ in the cool basement:


Synology DS718+ in my much warmer office:




 

RE: Seagate Iron Wolf -- Very Cool ! ..................., posted on July 12, 2020 at 15:30:27
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That's what I have been using , Hitachi. I'm not sure about the new ones either, but they might still have some models that they produce. That's a good news, the bad news is that I've had Hitachi drives fail also. No matter what, I make sure I have multiple backups that's the only thing to do. The size of these drives are more of a detriment than a benefit sometimes, a small server drive can rebuild quickly, a 4tb drive takes forever . My worst failure was when one nas drive failed and during the rebuild the added stress on the other drives caused a second failure. Luckily I had double redundancy but still had to have synolgy remote into the Nas to enable a full USB back up procedure.

 

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