We haven’t yet given away any hardware this summer, so let’s change that. Earlier this year Seagate announced that they’d be expanding their Ironwolf family of NAS-focused drives to include SATA SSDs, and to that end the company has sent over a 480GB drive for us to give away.

As noted by Ganesh earlier this year when the drives launched, the Ironwolf 110 family the recent drop in NAND pricing has opened the door to SSDs becoming increasingly viable for NASes, especially as cache drives. SMBs and SMEs have already been using enterprise SSDs for this purpose, and Seagate believes that there is a market for SSDs specifically targeting the NAS market, as long as it is at the right price point.

With capacities ranging from 240GB to 3.84TB, Seagate is offering a fairly expansive family with the Ironwolf 110. The drives, based on 3D TLC NAND with sustained performance numbers of 560 / 535 MBps sequential reads / writes, support a relatively hearty 1 DWPD endurance, despite the usual read-heavy scenarios that NASes drive.  Fittingly, since SSDs offer higher reliability due to a lack of moving parts, the rated nonrecoverable read errors rate is 1 per 10E17, 2 orders of magnitude better than the typical Ironwolf HDD.

Seagate Ironwolf 110 Series Specifications
Capacity 240 GB 480 GB 960 GB 1920 GB 3840 GB
Form Factor 2.5" 7mm SATA
Sequential Read 560 MB/s
345 MB/s 535 MB/s
Random Read 55k IOPS 75k IOPS 90k IOPS 90k IOPS 85k IOPS
30k IOPS 50k IOPS 55k IOPS 50k IOPS 45k IOPS
Idle Power 1.2 W
Active Power 2.3 W 2.7 W 3.2 W 3.4 W 3.5 W
Warranty 5 years
435 TB
875 TB
1750 TB
3500 TB
7000 TB

Ultimately, Seagate is hoping to sell the IronWolf SSDs to prosumers, creative pros, SMB, and SME NAS users. Prosumers and creative professionals with 10G-capable NAS units stand to benefit from the bandwidth benefits of flash-equipped bays. While enterprise SSDs are the way to go for all-flash arrays with write-heavy workloads, other SSD-in-NAS use-cases in the SMB and SME space can benefit from SSDs such as the IronWolf 110.

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  • akramargmail - Tuesday, July 16, 2019 - link

    Thanx for nothing
  • jabber - Tuesday, July 16, 2019 - link

    I stopped using Twitter a while ago. Too many Nazis.
  • RedGreenBlue - Wednesday, July 17, 2019 - link

    And Russian trolls. Loved that comment.
  • AshlayW - Sunday, July 21, 2019 - link

    No nazis where I tweet, you must be attracted to the wrong things :)
  • wr3zzz - Tuesday, July 16, 2019 - link

    Requires Twitter. Pass.

    Twitter suspended my hardly ever used account because I refused to give them my telephone number for verification. Twitter made billions turning discourse into cesspool and now wants my real identification to bring that cesspool into my real world so they can make billions more off my personal info. F**k them.
  • jordanclock - Wednesday, July 17, 2019 - link

    Twitter asks for a phone number to help combat bots. Ya know, one of their tools to help clean up to 'cesspool.'

    And I guarantee Twitter doesn't make billions of _your_ personal info.
  • peevee - Wednesday, July 17, 2019 - link

    Same. I haven't made a single post, but "You account is suspended, gimme you phone, all your personal data blablabla". Obviously, they collect a database of people who are not interested in their privacy at all.

    And of course there are other ways to combat bots. What they try to eliminate are smart people.
  • RedGreenBlue - Wednesday, July 17, 2019 - link

    Depending on the time period, that probably had to do with the Russians at the fake Internet Research Agency trying to manipulate Americans and Britons. Try not to take offense to it, it’s for a good cause, you know, democracy. Also, Twitter doesn’t need to use phone numbers to make money, and there isn’t a worthwhile way for them to sell them anyway.
  • AshlayW - Sunday, July 21, 2019 - link

    Let me just put my Tinfoil hat on.
  • thomasrm - Wednesday, July 17, 2019 - link

    Logging in to comment: T&C page links to an Optane giveaway. Seems improper.

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