We haven’t yet given away any hardware this summer, so let’s change that. Earlier this year Seagate announced that they’d be expanding their Ironwolf family of NAS-focused drives to include SATA SSDs, and to that end the company has sent over a 480GB drive for us to give away.

As noted by Ganesh earlier this year when the drives launched, the Ironwolf 110 family the recent drop in NAND pricing has opened the door to SSDs becoming increasingly viable for NASes, especially as cache drives. SMBs and SMEs have already been using enterprise SSDs for this purpose, and Seagate believes that there is a market for SSDs specifically targeting the NAS market, as long as it is at the right price point.

With capacities ranging from 240GB to 3.84TB, Seagate is offering a fairly expansive family with the Ironwolf 110. The drives, based on 3D TLC NAND with sustained performance numbers of 560 / 535 MBps sequential reads / writes, support a relatively hearty 1 DWPD endurance, despite the usual read-heavy scenarios that NASes drive.  Fittingly, since SSDs offer higher reliability due to a lack of moving parts, the rated nonrecoverable read errors rate is 1 per 10E17, 2 orders of magnitude better than the typical Ironwolf HDD.

Seagate Ironwolf 110 Series Specifications
Capacity 240 GB 480 GB 960 GB 1920 GB 3840 GB
Form Factor 2.5" 7mm SATA
Sequential Read 560 MB/s
345 MB/s 535 MB/s
Random Read 55k IOPS 75k IOPS 90k IOPS 90k IOPS 85k IOPS
30k IOPS 50k IOPS 55k IOPS 50k IOPS 45k IOPS
Idle Power 1.2 W
Active Power 2.3 W 2.7 W 3.2 W 3.4 W 3.5 W
Warranty 5 years
435 TB
875 TB
1750 TB
3500 TB
7000 TB

Ultimately, Seagate is hoping to sell the IronWolf SSDs to prosumers, creative pros, SMB, and SME NAS users. Prosumers and creative professionals with 10G-capable NAS units stand to benefit from the bandwidth benefits of flash-equipped bays. While enterprise SSDs are the way to go for all-flash arrays with write-heavy workloads, other SSD-in-NAS use-cases in the SMB and SME space can benefit from SSDs such as the IronWolf 110.

This giveaway is running through July 26th and is open to all US residents. To enter, please visit our Gleam.io contest entry page.

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  • JoeyJoJo123 - Tuesday, July 16, 2019 - link

    something something us resident only.
    something something i'm really mad.
    something something i'm entitled to free stuff, but I can't be bothered to look into governmental restrictions on giveaways for my country.
    something something even though most every past anandtech giveaway is us only, somehow I keep opening these articles and somehow I'm *SHOCKED* it's the same thing again.

    I'm US and I don't really care. If I want something I have the means to buy it, so I won't enter anyways, but good luck to the entrants that do enter. Hopefully being facetious will keep the worldwide giveaway salt to a minimum.
  • Mr Perfect - Wednesday, July 17, 2019 - link

    Come on man, trolling the comments section to stop trolling is still just trolling.
  • JoeyJoJo123 - Wednesday, July 17, 2019 - link

    Eh, it's how I am. I'd rather pre-emptively take people's words away by saying whatever utterly predictable and useless post they'd make (in advance) rather than read the same drivel posted over and over again. It tends to take people off balance and then they reconsider actually posting anything once they realize the post they wanted to make has not only been made but simultaneously parodied.

    I'd rather 1 troll post exist rather than dozens of useless comments exist. Time and time again people whine for worldwide giveaways, time and time again Anandtech explains there are governmental restrictions which vary country by country for giveaways and that they're not going to be held legally liable for being unable to meet the criteria of every single country's laws, and whining about it in comments sections doesn't inherently change your country's giveaway laws, so just don't bother posting here at all. It's not as if spending 10 minutes registering for a giveaway to win a mere 500gb SSD even matters.
  • Cullinaire - Thursday, July 18, 2019 - link

    I chuckled, if this is trolling I'd rather have this than the hundreds of other nasty know it alls that infest this board any day.
  • Dragonstongue - Tuesday, July 16, 2019 - link

    Giveaway: Seagate Ironwolf 110 SSD (480GB)

    maybe instead USA- Giveaway: Seagate Ironwolf 110 SSD (480GB)
  • shabby - Tuesday, July 16, 2019 - link

    USA- Giveaway: meh Seagate Ironwolf 110 SSD (480GB)
  • Lord of the Bored - Tuesday, July 16, 2019 - link

    Giveaway: Seagate Ironwolf 110 SSD - offer only valid in nations that matter
  • niva - Wednesday, July 17, 2019 - link

    Well played.
  • AshlayW - Sunday, July 21, 2019 - link

    But it's not valid in China...
  • Holliday75 - Tuesday, July 16, 2019 - link

    Dang need a Twitter account to enter.

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