Over the last few months, I have been running both of my NAS appliances with purpose-built drives. One NAS has a set of WD Reds and the other has the Seagate NAS solution. While each of these drives are great in terms of reliability, they do lack in one area: performance.
Now, I am not saying the performance of the above solutions is terrible by any means, but what if you could increase the performance of your NAS at the offset of a bit more power consumption? If you are one that is willing to sacrifice a bit in terms of power savings, HGST may have a solution for you in the Deskstar NAS.
Specifications, Pricing and Availability
The Deskstar NAS, available in both 3TB and 4TB capacities, carries a 7200RPM spindle speed with 64MB of cache. Areal density is listed at 446 Gbits for the 4TB model and 425 Gbits for the 3TB model with load/unload cycles set at 600,000. In addition, we have a 10^14 BER with a MTBF of 1 million hours.
Idle power consumption of the drive is listed at 6.9 watts with a peak startup current of 1A for 5V and 2A for 12V. The HGST Deskstar NAS carries an MSRP of $229.99 for the 4TB capacity and $169.99 for the 3TB capacity.
PRICING: You can find the HGST Deskstar NAS 4TB HDD for sale below. The prices listed are valid at the time of writing but can change at any time. Click the link to see the very latest pricing for the best deal.
United States: The HGST Deskstar NAS 4TB HDD retails for $233.99 at Amazon.
Canada: The HGST Deskstar NAS 4TB HDD retails for CDN$343.48 at Amazon Canada.