Seagate enters the NAS HDD ring, looks to knock WD out with a 4TB model

Seagate releases NAS HDD line, available in 2TB, 3TB and 4TB models.

@CharlesJGantt
Published Tue, Jun 11 2013 11:29 AM CDT   |   Updated Tue, Nov 3 2020 12:22 PM CST

Western Digital's Red hard drives are finally getting a competitor in the form of Seagate's appropriately named NAS HDD lineup of hard drives. Just like the WD Red drives, Seagate's NAS lineup is geared toward 1 to 5 bay NAS units.

Seagate enters the NAS HDD ring, looks to knock WD out with a 4TB model | TweakTown.com

Seagate NAS drives run what Seagate is calling NASWorks, which supports customizing error recovery controls, power management, and vibration tolerance otherwise known as TLER. TLER ensures that drives do not get dropped from the NAS which sends the array into a rebuilding phase. The company is also claiming that the drives are optimized for sequential and random performance.

Additionally Seagate has a lead over Western Digital in the capacity wars. While Western Digital's Red drives top out at 3TB, Seagate's NAS line is available in 2TB, 3TB and 4TB models. Prices are set at $126, $168, and $229, for the 2TB, 3TB, and 4TB NAS hard drives.

NEWS SOURCE:anandtech.com

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