With the recent release of WD’s long-awaited 4TB ‘Red’ model, folks looking to fill their networked-storage box up with the largest density drives now find themselves with two options to ponder. Join us as we establish which drive comes out the victor – WD’s Red or Seagate’s NAS HDD – after their head-to-head battle.
The arena for NAS-targeted hard drives has just welcomed a second combatant: Seagate’s “NAS HDD”. Like WD’s Red series, NAS HDD is designed to work well with RAID controllers, has improved vibration-reduction, and additional power profiles. Unlike WD’s Red, NAS HDD has a 4TB model. Let’s see how that one stands up.
With its “Se” series of enterprise hard drives, WD is targeting those in need of “bulk storage”, whether it be in a datacenter or NAS. Its biggest perk is that it almost perfectly mimics the company’s Re drives, boasting a 5-year warranty, models ranging from 2 – 4TB, and best of all, a price tag of up to $80 less.
With our ever-increasing need for storage, 4TB models couldn’t be more tempting. On the scale of temptation, though, one drive is placed higher than all the others: Seagate’s Desktop HDD.15. There’s one good reason for that: it costs less than $200. We hear you – it sounds crazy. Let’s dig in and find out if it really is.
Have you ever had a craving for a hard drive the same size as those Girl Scout Thin Mint cookies? Seagate has just the drive for you, and anyone else who’s in the market for a svelte 7mm laptop drive but needs performance at an affordable price. Seagate’s Solid-State Hybrid Thin drive may be small, but it may just be the drive you’re looking for.
|WD Red 4TB NAS Hard Drive Review||Rob Williams||November 13, 2013||Hard Drives|
|Seagate NAS HDD 4TB Review||Rob Williams||August 12, 2013||Hard Drives|
|WD Se 4TB Enterprise Hard Drive Review||Rob Williams||May 28, 2013||Hard Drives|
|Seagate Desktop HDD.15 4TB Review||Rob Williams||May 8, 2013||Hard Drives|
|Seagate Laptop Thin SSHD 500GB Review||Robert Tanner||April 22, 2013||Hard Drives, Solid-State Drives|
|Seagate Constellation ES.3 4TB Enterprise Hard Drive Review||Rob Williams||February 18, 2013||Hard Drives|
|WD RE 4TB Hard Drive Review||Rob Williams||January 21, 2013||Hard Drives|
|WD Black 4TB Hard Drive Review||Rob Williams||January 2, 2013||Hard Drives, Storage|
|Western Digital Red NAS Hard Drive Review||Rob Williams||August 27, 2012||Hard Drives|
|Western Digital VelociRaptor 1TB 10K RPM Hard Drive Review||Rob Williams||June 20, 2012||Hard Drives|
|Western Digital Scorpio Blue 1TB Mobile Hard Drive Review||Rob Williams||August 17, 2011||Hard Drives|
|Seagate Momentus XT 500GB||William Kelley||November 1, 2010||Hard Drives|
|Western Digital VelociRaptor 600GB||William Kelley||May 24, 2010||Hard Drives|
|Seagate Barracuda XT 2TB||William Kelley||January 27, 2010||Hard Drives|
|Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB||William Kelley||December 23, 2009||Hard Drives|
|Seagate Momentus 7200.2 160GB Notebook Drive||Rob Williams||March 29, 2007||Hard Drives|
|Seagate Savvio 15K – Next Gen Enterprise Drive?||Rob Williams||January 19, 2007||Hard Drives|
|Seagate Barracuda 750GB ES||Greg King||November 27, 2006||Hard Drives|
|Toshiba 200GB 4200RPM 2.5" Hard Drive||Rob Williams||October 18, 2006||Hard Drives|
|Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 320GB||Rob Williams||September 11, 2006||Hard Drives|
|Western Digital 500GB RE2||Rob Williams||August 14, 2006||Hard Drives|
|Seagate 750GB Barracuda 7200.10||Rob Williams||May 17, 2006||Hard Drives|
|Seagate 500GB Barracuda 7200.9||Rob Williams||May 8, 2006||Hard Drives|
|Seagate Momentus 5400.3 160GB Mobile HDD||Rob Williams||March 21, 2006||Hard Drives|