As the drive landscape tries to redefine itself to compete with faster SSDs, it seems that more industry focused drives are inevitable. We have already seen a slew of drives designated for specific vertical markets within the storage sector leading to an increase in purchasing, but will these drives stand the test of time? Seagate has brought me a new drive to feast on and garnished it with a cherry and some chocolate sprinkles.
As far as performance goes, the Seagate 4TB NAS drive is pretty quick. It tops the charts in Sequential Read and Sequential Write in many of our benchmarks.
When you add it up, pound for pound, at right around $160.oo USD, the Seagate 4TB NAS drive is right in line with the competition. Also, having a drive certified for your brand of NAS can add that extra level of comfort that may help you sleep at night. Features like RAID friendly error recovery, low power consumption, and a higher tolerance for vibrations means a NAS drive can be the difference between short-term storage solutions with desktop classed drives and long-term data integrity.
If my wallet (or significant other) could to fund the purchase of Enterprise classed drives, there would be no need for me to look at a NAS drive. However, I am willing to bet dollars to doughnuts that there are more of you in my situation than those that have the ability to drop a few thousand on drives without flinching. If you are in the market to populate a NAS, these drives just make sense. Price, performance, reliability, features; these are the things that you check off the list when you look at the Seagate NAS drives.
Bottom line, would I buy one? Yes… without hesitation.
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