Choosing Between Synology HAT5300 and Seagate Ironwolf Pro NAS Hard Drives
Choosing the right hard drive media for your NAS system used to be so simple! The choice when populating your NAS could be narrowed down to Seagate Ironwolf, WD Red and Toshiba N300. Then enterprise drives were growing in popularity with WD Gold, Seagate EXOS and Ultrastar in the mix, followed by dedicated NAS based SSDs! Recently Synology launched their very own range of SATA enterprise hard drives for use in their NAS systems. Although a brand that is more heavily associated with the development and services of network-attached storage hardware enclosures, it has long been expected that the brand would want to provide a more complete solution to accompany their already existing range of servers, network cards, and more. However, for many years, users have been utilising Seagate hard drives in their Synology NAS systems and now that the popular NAS brand has started releasing their own hard drive media, many users may wonder which one they should choose to populate their servers with. So today I want to compare the Seagate Ironwolf Pro hard drive series with the Synology HAT5300 range, based on their own reported specifications, and although many buyers will consider the Synology HAT5300 far more comparable to the Seagate EXOS series (as the Synology HAT5300 is a Toshiba Enterprise drive with Synology firmware) both the HAT5300 and Seagate Ironwolf Pro are seemingly targeted at high-performance NAS users. So, let’ take a look at the pros and cons of using each brand in your NAS drive in 2021.
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