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Question Seagate ironwolf reliability?

Red Squirrel

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Looking at adding more storage as I'm running low on two of my raid arrays. Thinking of going with 8 or 10 8TB drives, these ones: https://www.canadacomputers.com/product_info.php?cPath=15_1086_210_212&item_id=100889

I know Seagate does not have the best track record for reliability but are the ironwolf ones better? I imagine they are more rugged for 24/7 operation right?

They're on sale now and the equivalent WD drives are only 5400 rpm and a bit more expensive so I'm kind of leaning towards these Seagates. Anyone here running these and have they been reliable?

I'm not dead set on this yet, as it's a lot of money, I might just go with 3TB drives and expand the existing arrays. Just playing with options at this point.
 

mxnerd

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WDC & Toshiba drives seem very reliable, but the sample size is small.
 

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