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NAS HDD Showdown: WD Red vs. Seagate NAS

NAS HDD Showdown: WD Red vs. Seagate NAS
We've wanted to put these two drives together for a showdown ever since Seagate announced its NAS hard drive that competes with WD's Red NAS drive.
By: | HDDs in Storage | Posted: Oct 10, 2013 2:01 pm

Introduction

 

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The projected NAS market growth year over year until at least 2016 is incredible. There are several factors involved in the growth. We suspect small capacity size SSDs for operating system drives, the personal cloud products pushing the growth of NAS products for our readers. Either in a notebook or in a desktop, SSDs are the power user's choice for booting the operating system. Notebooks limit expansion options and NAS products fill the mass storage need without compromising system performance.

 

New cloud features in NAS products give users access to data even when unchained from a home network. Desktop users tend to have more than one device on a home network, and NAS products make it easy to share files with every device including iOS and Android devices.

 

Everything is falling in line for massive growth of the NAS market and the hard drive manufactures recognize the warning signs. Users no longer care about 10K RPM low latency products for consumer use. They want low power, low cost, high capacity drives with enough enterprise features to ensure data security in RAID environments.

 

Western Digital was the first to release a NAS specific product, the Red Series. Red was an achievement for Western Digital and a breakthrough product for customers. Many of the features in NASware were ported from the company's enterprise products, yet the price was only a little higher than the company's consumer products.

 

Not to be outdone, Seagate followed suit nearly a year later with the appropriately named NAS HDD. Seagate's special sauce of NAS specific features, NAS Works also brings enterprise features down to consumer price levels.

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