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HDD selection. Eos vs. Ironwolf.

crkinard

Junior Member
Joined
Oct 24, 2019
Messages
13
OK. This has been bugging me. Well more confusing me. The price of two 14TB hard drives on Newegg.

ST14000VN0008
14TB
1M hours MTBF, 3-year limited warranty.
$439

ST14000NM001G
14TB
2.5M hours MTBF, 5-year limited warranty.
$343

Is there really ANY reason I should take the more expensive Ironwolf over the Eos for a FreeNAS home box? Is there anything I am missing here? The 5 year warranty and higher spec HDD is LESS than the 3 year warranty lower spec?

o_Oo_Oo_O
 

blanchet

Member
Joined
Apr 17, 2018
Messages
209
EOS are datacenter hard drives (Helium sealed-drive). They are better than IronWolf.
It is probably a Black Friday discount because usually EOS are more expensive than IronWolf.
 

crkinard

Junior Member
Joined
Oct 24, 2019
Messages
13
Yeah it looks like their price tanked end of October according to PricePicker.
 
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