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Seagate IronWolf 6TB NAS Internal Hard Drive HDD 3 5 Inch SATA 6Gb s 7200 RPM 256MB Cache for RAID Network Attached Storage Frustration Free Packaging ST6000VN0033

Last Updated: May 9, 2020 (Refresh Now)
8.3
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/10
Total Reviews
307
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6291456 GB
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Review Summary - 280 recent, verified reviews

Detailed Mode
Memory
 82
drives, nas, storage, synology, seagate
+87%
-13%
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" ...  The Iron Wolf is easily the best data storage drive I have ever had the pleasure to own! ... Use a fast SSD or Firecuda hybrid drive for the main OS and programs/games, and these fantastic monsters for bulk storage, and you will be a very happy PC owner for many years.  ...  "
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" ...  tested well, we use these as backup drives for our servers. ... This is good for large files and backing up. ... This isn't a fault of this drive, this drive is exceptionally fast for a low-power 5500-5900 rpm drive. ... The 7200 rpm pro is just better suited for random access required for lots of smaller files or high numbers of users.  ...  "
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" ...  Good price for NAS rated drive.  ...  "
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" ...  For home users and home power users looking for a great NAS drive, I still recommend this, I have 3 of these and none have had any problems thus far with over a year of service so far.  ...  "
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" ...  After replacing all 4 drives, I expanded the RAID array to completely use the new drives.  ...  "
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" ...  Good quiet and reliable hdd.  ...  "
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" ...  Great storage capacity.  ...  "
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" ...  Im using them in a Synology Hybrid RAID (1 disk fault tolerance), and backing up on external drive.  ...  "
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Product Reliability
 73
months, nas, seagate, working, error
+71%
-29%
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" ...  I’v use it for one month, so faf so good  ...  "
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" ...  I bought a total of 8 after 2 years two started showing bad sectors but Seagate responded with replacements - I just paid the shipping to the Seagate destination, all else was free.  ...  "
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" ...  I've only had it for a few months but it runs wonderfully.  ...  "
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" ...  I know everything is working fine.  ...  "
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" ...  Bought 6 and all still going strong 1.5 months later.  ...  "
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" ...  Will update if any problems.  ...  "
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" ...  Seagate replaced it.  ...  "
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" ...  These are very reliable and quiet.  ...  "
Overall performance
 44
speed, drives, rpm, quiet, ironwolf
+86%
-14%
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" ...  It replaced one of my NAS drives and is running smoothly  ...  "
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" ...  It's not an NVMe SSD. ... Don't expect that kind of performance but they are pretty fast .  ...  "
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" ...  I like that its 7200 rpm.  ...  "
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" ...  Good speed too for a mechanical hard drive as well.  ...  "
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" ...  Doing the data Migration, the 12TB disks are doing 300-500MB/Sec in read/write performance, best Hard drives I have ever owned.  ...  "
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" ...  I have 4 of these drives running 24/7 without issue.  ...  "
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" ...  The drives seem to run pretty quietly and the speed in the raid configuration is more than adequate for my purposes.  ...  "
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" ...  It does the job  ...  "
Software Platform
 21
errors, apc, nas, drives, drive
+62%
-38%
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" ...  Using it with Ubuntu server.  ...  "
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" ...  Using it in a 24 x 7 media server, no issues.  ...  "
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" ...  now virtually every clients project is available at my fingertips if they come back a year or more later to make changes/updates to an old project (which they do quite often).  ...  "
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" ...  I appreciate the drive health integration with Synology software as well.  ...  "
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" ...  Havent had any issues streaming off this server.  ...  "
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" ...  Instantly recognized by bios.  ...  "
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" ...  The Ironwolf firmware is something my NAS does utilize so I'm excited that I'll be able to get more in depth health statistics and earlier warning on drive failure.  ...  "
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" ...  No issues installing or formatting.  ...  "
Setup
 20
nas, synology, installation, easy to install, works
+95%
-5%
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" ...  Works great really fast, setup was easy.  ...  "
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" ...  They were easy to install and quickly setup as a RAID 6 system.  ...  "
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" ...  Installation was seamless.  ...  "
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" ...  I purchased this Hard Drive for my Synology NAS and it was snap to install and works like a charm.  ...  "
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" ...  It was a breeze to set up once I figured out how to do GPT/UEFI under Linux (not difficult, I had just never done it before so needed to read some instructions first).  ...  "
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" ...  Installed in Synology Dj120s, works great.  ...  "
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" ...  Setup a Unraid NAS and used 3 of this HHD.  ...  "
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" ...  Not a single peep and no issues with the installation, would definitely buy these again.  ...  "
Device Compatibility
 15
drives, drive, windows, use, two
+87%
-13%
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" ...  In the meantime, it was a little more expensive, but it should hold up better than a drive meant for desktop computer use.  ...  "
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" ...  Easy portion in Windows 10.  ...  "
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" ...  Using it in a 24 x 7 media server, no issues.  ...  "
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" ...  Computer recognized it immediately  ...  "
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" ...  I use them in my dialy pc in raid.  ...  "
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" ...  Using it with Ubuntu server.  ...  "
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" ...  Works perfectly in my pc  ...  "
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" ...  Out of my RAID 6 setup I’m getting speeds of up to 400mb/s write and almost 900mb/s read from my TVS-872XT.  ...  "
Sound Quality
 14
drives, make, sound, quiet, noisy
+64%
-36%
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" ...  These are very reliable and quiet.  ...  "
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" ...  Silent when sitting idle of course.  ...  "
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" ...  I actually like hearing the little noise all enterprise level drives make when I save a file on my computer and then hear the backup saving - is not loud.  ...  "
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" ...  These have been going six months strong at this point with heavy use, and seem durable and very well made (noise dampening, etc.)  ...  "
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" ...  So far I'm impressed with the speed and noise and level of them.  ...  "
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" ...  What I do not love is the mechanical sound that is coming from the drives every second or so .  ...  "
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" ...  Great performance, low noise and working just perfect for my own personal cloud (NAS).  ...  "
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" ...  These drives run significantly cooler than 7200 RPM enterprise drives and are basically silent ( I could not hear them spin up or seek) .  ...  "
Price
 13
+100%
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" ...  Got these on a great sale, 90 dollars each.  ...  "
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" ...  working well, hoping to see the price drop  ...  "
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" ...  I actually mainly bought it for that reason as well as it’s lower price point.  ...  "
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" ...  Not bad for the price.  ...  "
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" ...  Bought 2 for a NAS, great so far, nice price.  ...  "
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" ...  Seagate is serious about challenging WD on quality and value for money.  ...  "
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" ...  Same specs for less money.  ...  "
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" ...  I know it's hard to believe, but some of us need this type of capacity and the price is finally in my range.  ...  "
Ports
 12
nas, three, synology, sata, home
+75%
-25%
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" ...  I haven't had any issues with adding it back in to my RAID 0 NAS.  ...  "
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" ...  I bought this when I got a 2 bay Synology NAS disk station.  ...  "
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" ...  Perfect for my MacMini RAID 1 external drives.  ...  "
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" ...  The drive is 5 stars now, but the drive serial number and actual sku matters more here than it should. ... For home users and home power users looking for a great NAS drive, I still recommend this, I have 3 of these and none have had any problems thus far with over a year of service so far.  ...  "
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" ...  I will continue to use these in nas and backup solutions where even one drive alone easily outperforms standard gigabit lan.  ...  "
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" ...  I placed it in a USB 3.0 external enclosure with a 6' cable, and still achieved 10GB/minute speed.  ...  "
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" ...  I've been using Seagate 7200RPM hard drives since I first made the switch from IDE/ATAPI to SATA years ago.  ...  "
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" ...  Have been looking for storage for my cable tv channel and this fit the billed bought 2 for my Synology and plan on buying two more.  ...  "
Storage
 10
space, needs, 5, nas, drive
+90%
-10%
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" ...  Will buy more when more storage needs arise.  ...  "
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" ...  They have worked a described and my son loves the amount of storage he has now.  ...  "
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" ...  Needed more storage space in my NAS.  ...  "
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" ...  Love it, great space upgrade for my computer  ...  "
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" ...  You will also see in the picture attached that you get about 5.5GB of usable space.  ...  "
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" ...  Absolutely nothing wrong with that drive (in fact I'm giving it to a friend), I just needed more space.  ...  "
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" ...  Needed more space in my PC.  ...  "
Build Quality
 9
box, quality, plastic, packaging, like
+56%
-44%
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" ...  I think its quality made.  ...  "
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" ...  These have been going six months strong at this point with heavy use, and seem durable and very well made (noise dampening, etc.)  ...  "
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" ...  They were packaged with a bubble around them preventing any damage or jostling during shipment.  ...  "
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" ...  It arrived on time and with no visible damage.  ...  "
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" ...  Shock protection is also great, I dropped one on tile floor while I was getting it out of the box and it had zero problems passing all tests and badblocks, not a single dead sector.  ...  "
CD/DVD
 8
st10000vn0008 10 tb, seagate ironwolf st10000vn0008, purchase, ironwolf st10000vn0008 10, 10 tb hard
+88%
-13%
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" ...  I bought this when I got a 2 bay Synology NAS disk station.  ...  "
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" ...  Spin up times much faster too the Western Digital disks I upgraded from  ...  "
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" ...  I have never had issues with Seagate drives so I expect this drive would have worked as needed.  ...  "
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" ...  Spindle drives are getting cheap and these are a steal.  ...  "
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" ...  Drives work great in my Nas server.  ...  "
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" ...  Great 10tb disks for a NAS  ...  "
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" ...  Built a home NAS (Asustor 4-bay unti) and these were the disks I used.  ...  "
Marketplace
 8
replacement, product, order, genuine, something
+88%
-13%
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" ...  Worked as advertised.  ...  "
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" ...  No way this is a genuine product.  ...  "
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" ...  Amazon allowed me to raise a return and order a replacement and a few choices.  ...  "
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" ...  But Amazon Prime had a replacement in my hand the next day.  ...  "
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" ...  Great Service providing the replacement.  ...  "
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" ...  Would definitely buy again from this seller.  ...  "
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" ...  Works as advertised.  ...  "
Fit
 7
bracket, without, fit, drives
+71%
-29%
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" ...  This fits the bill beautifully without breaking the bank.  ...  "
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" ...  Fit into a Buffalo NAS enclosure, formatted without incident, and now on 24-hour duty.  ...  "
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" ...  They hold there own and stick to there word.  ...  "
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" ...  Perfect Fit for our Dell PowerEdge R330.  ...  "
Ease of Use
 6
easy, works, windows, setup, nas
+83%
-17%
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" ...  Easy portion in Windows 10.  ...  "
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" ...  It was easy to install the hard drives.  ...  "
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" ...  Good easy to install  ...  "
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" ...  Works great really fast, setup was easy.  ...  "
Returns
 6
replacement, order, seagate, amazon
+17%
-83%
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" ...  I returned it for a replacement and the third one did not function either.  ...  "
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" ...  Had to return it  ...  "
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" ...  Installed after the return window.  ...  "
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" ...  Dead on arrival, returned!  ...  "
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" ...  Sending everything back.  ...  "
Resolution
 5
+100%
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" ...  .Currently connected to system as a external HD for backups.  ...  "
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" ...  Now i can play 4k using plex what i coudnt do before  ...  "
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" ...  Exactly what I need for capturing uncompressed HD video from a broadcast- quality Blackmagic capture system.  ...  "
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" ...  I only had it for 3 months, but I am very happy with many aspects of this HD.  ...  "
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" ...  This was a good value and item for replacement of my pc's HD  ...  "
Delivery
 5
properly, amazon
+60%
-40%
comment
" ...  Item arrived as advertised  ...  "
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" ...  No doubt the box got banged around on the way here.  ...  "
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" ...  They were delivered earlier than the estimated shipping date.  ...  "
Gaming
 4
storage, pc, terabytes, sometimes
+75%
-25%
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" ...  Now with 6 more terabytes I have 10 terabytes of storage for games and VR!  ...  "
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" ...  It is perfect, downloads games fast, and doesn't lie about how much storage it has.  ...  "
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" ...  I store all my games on it for pc.  ...  "
Apps
 4
+75%
-25%
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" ...  I liked the fact that my Synology had software that integrated with these drives and provided health info.  ...  "
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" ...  I appreciate the drive health integration with Synology software as well.  ...  "
Volume
 3
-100%
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" ...  As others have mentioned the drives are very loud. ... But they’re loud and it can keep me up.  ...  "
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" ...  Other than that, the disks are pretty loud whenever they're written to.  ...  "

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6291456 GB
MEMORY
39.37 meters
SIZE