What is the Difference between Seagate Ironwolf Pro and Barracuda

What is the difference between Seagate Drives and their Pro Counter Parts

Seagate Ironwolf NAS Series and the Seagate Barracuda Desktop Series for Desktop and Mobile Computers. Ironwolf = Home, creative pro, SOHO, and small business NAS. Barracuda = Desktop storage, all-in-one storage, home servers, DAS devices

10TB Ironwolf Pro – £414.00 ex.VAT
10TB Ironwolf – £372.00 ex.VAT

10TB Barracuda Pro – £438 ex.VAT
4TB Barracuda – £114 ex.VAT

Seagate has been around a long time

Tailored to be task designed, Ironwolf for NAS and Barracuda for Typical PC use

If you go for a standard drive or a Pro Drive, you will get.

Upto 10TB of Storage

Task optimised HDD

Ironwolf and Ironwolf Pro comes with the NAS optimised AgileArray firmware The IronWolf portfolio is built with AgileArray. NAS-optimised for the best NAS experience possible, AgileArray focuses on drive balance, RAID optimisation and power management.

Dual-plane balance and Rotational Vibration (RV) sensors are available on select IronWolf capacities, and come standard with IronWolf Pro. RV sensors mitigate vibration in multi-bay NAS enclosures for consistent performance and reliability for years to come.
RAID optimisation increases performance and reliability with error recovery control for better data integrity
Advanced power management saves energy and delivers power when the NAS needs it most

The Differences are:


Pro Series Drives have a more rugged build quality, better casing for Vibration and Temperature sensors

Warranty –

Barracuda normal arrives with 2yr and the PRO with 5yr
Likewise, the Ironwolf arrives with 3yr on the standard and 5yr on the Pro Series

‘Rescue Data Recovery Service’ from Seagate is included FREE for 2years with a PRO purchase of with Ironwolf or Barracuda Pro. The Rescue plan gives you access to global team of world-class data recovery experts with a 95% customer satisfaction rating.

Your data matters. And you rely on it. Rescue Data Recovery Plans provide peace of mind for creative pros and performance PC users alike, and now they come standard on BarraCuda Pro. Whether there is a hard drive mechanical issue or something accidently happened to your drive, Seagate has got you covered.

In the case of the Ironwolf and Ironwolf Pro series, they are designed for different sized storage arrays (larger workloads overall) with the standard Ironwolf designed for upto 8 HDD bays and the PRO for upto 16-Bay

(normal = 180 TB/year user workload rate , Pro = 300 TB/year user workload rate )


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