Seagate Introduces IronWolf SSD for NAS

The latest drop in flash costs has led to highly effective SSDs at aggressive costs. NAS units which might be being launched are additionally supported with Tiering help, in order that Flash-based storage units can act as caches and enhance efficiency for actual workloads. SMEs and SMEs are at the moment utilizing enterprise SSDs for this function whereas personal customers / prosumers haven’t any qualms about utilizing client SSDs for this function. Present tendencies point out that there’s a marketplace for SSDs that’s particularly focused on the NAS market, supplied it’s on the proper worth.

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Seagate introduces the SATA SSD collection IronWolf 110 at CES 2019, which is scheduled to be out there by the top of January. The brand new SSDs can be found in capacities starting from 240 GB to three.84 TB and are referred to as enterprise-class. That includes DuraWrite know-how, they function a Seagate controller based mostly on SandForce know-how. The SSDs use 3D TLC and have 560/535 MB / s steady learn / write functionality over the 480 GB to three.84 TB capability class. Detailed specs for every capability could be discovered beneath.

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The IronWolf 110 SSD collection helps 1 DWPD endurance, which signifies that Seagate expects them for use for typical, hard-to-read NAS situations (which is attribute of most prosumer / SMB use instances). Many readers will understand that the IronWolf 110 seems to be similar to the Seagate Nytro 1351 of 19459009, and in reality each share the identical design – together with 1 TB and extra, which has a 12 V-rail require. The controller (Seagate proprietary, with DuraWrite know-how just like the compression scheme used within the SandForce controllers) and PCB are an identical. Nonetheless, the firmware is barely totally different from goal NAS use instances and permits simpler qualification with NAS OEMs. The IronWolf SSDs additionally help the NAS Well being Administration utility and include a 2-year rescue service (not out there on the Nytro collection).

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Seagate hopes to promote the IronWolf SSDs to Prosumers, Artistic, SMB and SME NAS customers. Prosumer and creatives with 10G-capable NAS items profit from Flash-equipped bays. Whereas enterprise SSDs are the way in which for all-flash arrays of write-heavy workloads, different SSD-in-NAS SMB and SME use instances can profit from SSDs such because the IronWolf 110. The assure and the bundled information restoration companies are an essential worth added on this market. Nonetheless, pricing will likely be important when selecting between the IronWolf 110 and different SATA SSDs for companies and high-end customers out there.

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