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Seagate Enterprise NAS HDD Review (NAS Testing)

By: Chris Ramseyer | HDDs in IT/Datacenter | Posted: Jan 5, 2015 7:22 pm
TweakTown Rating: 94%Manufacturer: Seagate

Seagate ST6000VN001 6TB Enterprise NAS HDD




The Seagate Enterprise NAS is a typical 3.5" hard drive with a one inch z-height. The top label shows the model number, serial number, production date, and other relevant information.




All of the surface mount components are on the inner facing side of the PCB. The casing is a little different on the 6TB models from the other capacities, and this provides room for more platters to fit inside the case.




The ST6000VN001 has two mounting points on the sides, and not the typical three found on some hard drives.




Seagate's Enterprise NAS HDD product line is available in SATA only. For SATA 6Gb / 12Gb, users would need to venture into Seagate's nearline product series.




The large array of solid state capacitors on the lower edge of this image provide power to the drive to flush data in the Samsung DRAM buffer to the disk in case of a power fail event.




The Seagate Enterprise NAS HDD uses a Samsung 128MB DRAM buffer for cache duty.

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