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Seagate NAS 4TB HDD Enterprise Review - Emailserver and Webserver

Seagate NAS 4TB HDD Enterprise Review

Seagate's 4TB NAS HDD provides a direct competitor to the WD Red line from WD. We place them head-to-head to see which comes out on top.

| HDDs in IT/Datacenter | Posted: Oct 10, 2013 2:05 am
TweakTown Rating: 92%      Manufacturer: Seagate



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The Emailserver profile is a very demanding 8K test with a 50% read and 50% write distribution. This application is indicative of the performance of the solution in heavy write workloads.


The Seagate averages 131 IOPS, while the Red averages 151 IOPS at QD256.


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The Seagate averages 5 Watts, while the Red averages 6.35 Watts during the test.


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The Seagate NAS HDD averages 21.9 IOPS per Watt, while the Red averages 23.29 IOPS per Watt.





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The Webserver profile is a read-only test with a wide range of file sizes. Web servers are responsible for generating content for users to view over the internet, much like the very page you are reading. The speed of the underlying storage system has a massive impact on the speed and responsiveness of the NAS, and thus the end-user experience.


The Seagate NAS HDD averages 102 IOPS, and the Red averages 134 IOPS at QD256.


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The Seagate NAS HDD averages 5.19 Watts, while the Red averages a higher 7 Watts during the test.


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The Seagate NAS HDD closes out our testing with 5.19 Watts during the measurement window, while the Red averages 18.8 IOPS per Watt.

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