Qualified Hard Drive List

The hard drives listed below have been tested and qualified for use in ioSafe NAS, server and BDR products. We strongly recommend that only listed drives be used: using non-qualified drives may negatively impact performance and reliability.

Note that there are a number of classes of hard drive available, each designed for specific workloads and applications. We recommend whichever class of drive is appropriate given the way in which your iosafe product will be used.

  • Desktop drives. Desktop drives are the least expensive class of drive but are not designed for a constant usage and do not typically provide protection from vibrations that can be produced by a multi-drive NAS or RAID system. Consequently, desktop drives should only be used in NAS or RAID systems in cases where the workload will be relatively light - for example, where the system will be used lightly in a home or small office environment or used only as a backup target.
  • Enterprise drives. Enterprise class drives typically use superior technology and components to provide functionality such as error correction and vibration protection and are the best choice for systems that will be subject to a heavy or constant workloads - for example, database servers or systems that will be used in office enviroments where multiple users will simultaneously access files throughout the day.
  • NAS Drives. NAS drives can provide better reliability, durability and performance than desktop drives at a lower price point than enterprise drives. Some NAS drives are based on consumer drive architecture and do not provide vibration protection; others are based on enterprise drive architecture and do provide vibration protection. In both cases, the drives will have firmware that has been optimized for NAS systems.
For a list of older hard drives, click here to see our Qualified End of Life Drive List

218, 216, 214
BrandModelSizeClassFW
ToshibaMG04ACA600E*6TBEnterpriseFW: FS3B
Western DigitalWD10EFRX1TBNAS01.01A01
Western DigitalWD30EFRX3TBNAS80.00A80
Western DigitalWD40EFRX4TBNAS82.00A82
Western DigitalWD100EFAX10TBNASFW: 83.H0A83
* Note: This particular drive tends to run hotter than most drives during normal operation. Maximum environmental temperature is derated to 30°C (86°F)


1019+
BrandModelSizeClassFW
SeagateST2000VN0042TBNASSC61
SeagateST2000NE00252TBNASEN02
SeagateST4000VN0084TBNASSC61
SeagateST4000NE00254TBNASEN02
SeagateST8000VN00228TBNASSC61
SeagateST8000NE00048TBNASED01
SeagateST14000VN000814TBNASSC60
Western DigitalWD20EFRX2TBNAS80.00A80
Western DigitalWD2002FFSX2TBNAS81.00A81
Western DigitalWD60EFAX 2TBNAS82.00A82
Western DigitalWD20EFAX 2TBNAS82.00A82
Western DigitalWD40EFRX4TBNAS80.00A80
Western DigitalWD4003FFBX4TBNAS83.00A83
Western DigitalWD8003FFBX8TBNAS83.00A83
Western DigitalWD80EFAX8TBNAS81.00A81


1517, Server 5
BrandModelSizeClassFW
SeagateST1000VN0021TBNASSC61
SeagateST2000VN0042TBNASSC61
SeagateST3000VN0073TBNASSC61
SeagateST4000VN0084TBNASSC61
SeagateST6000VN00416TBNASSC61
SeagateST8000VN00228TBNASSC61
SeagateST10000VN000410TBNASSC61
ToshibaMG04ACA600E6TBEnterpriseFW: FS3B
Western DigitalWD10EFRX1TBNAS01.01A01
Western DigitalWD60EFAX 2TBNAS82.00A82
Western DigitalWD20EFAX 2TBNAS82.00A82
Western DigitalWD30EFRX3TBNAS80.00A80
Western DigitalWD40EFRX4TBNAS82.00A82
Western DigitalWD100EFAX10TBNASFW: 83.H0A83


1515+, 1513+
BrandModelSizeClassFW
SeagateST1000VN0021TBNASSC61
SeagateST2000VN0042TBNASSC61
SeagateST3000VN0073TBNASSC61
SeagateST4000VN0084TBNASSC61
SeagateST6000VN00416TBNASSC61
SeagateST8000VN00228TBNASSC61
SeagateST10000VN000410TBNASSC61
ToshibaMG04ACA600E6TBEnterpriseFW: FS3B
Western DigitalWD10EFRX1TBNAS01.01A01
Western DigitalWD30EFRX3TBNAS80.00A80
Western DigitalWD40EFRX4TBNAS82.00A82
Western DigitalWD100EFAX10TBNASFW: 83.H0A83


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