Hard Drive Compatibility 

The hard drives listed below have been tested and qualified for use in ioSafe storage and server systems

Our engineering team puts hard drives through a stringent battery of tests to ensure that they will function at high levels of performance and achieve expected longevity in ioSafe devices. We strongly recommend that you use only these qualified hard drives in ioSafe systems: 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 hard 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.
This list was last updated on April 7, 2020.

For a list of older hard drives, click here to see our Qualified End of Life Drive List. 

ioSafe DeviceBrandModelSizeClassFirmware
218, 216, and 214 NAS devices and ioSafe DuoSeagateST2000VN0042TBNASSC61
218, 216, and 214 NAS devices and ioSafe DuoSeagateST3000VN0073TBNASSC61
218, 216, and 214 NAS devices and ioSafe DuoSeagateST4000VN0084TBNASSC61
218, 216, and 214 NAS devices and ioSafe DuoSeagateST6000NM00246TBEnterprise
218, 216, and 214 NAS devices and ioSafe DuoSeagateST6000VN00416TBNASSC61
218, 216, and 214 NAS devices and ioSafe DuoSeagateST8000VN0048TBNASSC60
218, 216, and 214 NAS devices and ioSafe DuoSeagateST12000VN000812TBNASSC60
218, 216, and 214 NAS devices and ioSafe DuoSeagateST14000VN000814TBNASSC60
218, 216, and 214 NAS devices and ioSafe DuoToshibaMG03ACA1001TBEnterprise
218, 216, and 214 NAS devices and ioSafe DuoToshibaMG04ACA200E2TBEnterprise
218, 216, and 214 NAS devices and ioSafe DuoToshibaMG04ACA300E3TBEnterprise
218, 216, and 214 NAS devices and ioSafe DuoToshibaMG04ACA400E4TBEnterprise
218, 216, and 214 NAS devices and ioSafe DuoToshibaMG04ACA400N4TBEnterprise
218, 216, and 214 NAS devices and ioSafe DuoToshibaMG04ACA600E*6TBEnterpriseFS3B
218, 216, and 214 NAS devices and ioSafe DuoWestern DigitalWD10EFRX1TBNAS01.01A01
218, 216, and 214 NAS devices and ioSafe DuoWestern DigitalWD20EFZX2TBNASNX HA510
218, 216, and 214 NAS devices and ioSafe DuoWestern DigitalWD30EFZX3TBNASNX HA510
218, 216, and 214 NAS devices and ioSafe DuoWestern DigitalWD40EFZX4TBNASNX HA510
218, 216, and 214 NAS devices and ioSafe DuoWestern DigitalWD60EFRX6TBNAS
218, 216, and 214 NAS devices and ioSafe DuoWestern DigitalWD60EFZX6TBNASNX HA510
218, 216, and 214 NAS devices and ioSafe DuoWestern DigitalWD140EFGX14TBNASNX HA510
1019+ NASSeagateST2000VN0042TBNASSC61
1019+ NASSeagateST2000NE00252TBNASEN02
1019+ NASSeagateST4000VN0084TBNASSC61
1019+ NASSeagateST4000NE00254TBNASEN02
1019+ NASSeagateST8000VN00228TBNASSC61
1019+ NASSeagateST8000NE00048TBNASED01
1019+ NASSeagateST8000VN0048TBNASSC60
1019+ NASSeagateST12000VN000812TBNASSC60
1019+ NASSeagateST14000VN000814TBNASSC60
1019+ NASWestern DigitalWD20EFRX2TBNAS80.00A80
1019+ NASWestern DigitalWD2002FFSX2TBNAS81.00A81
1019+ NASWestern DigitalWD20EFZX2TBNASNX HA510
1019+ NASWestern DigitalWD30EFZX3TBNASNX HA510
1019+ NASWestern DigitalWD40EFZX4TBNASNX HA510
1019+ NASWestern DigitalWD4003FFBX4TBNAS83.00A83
1019+ NASWestern DigitalWD60EFZX6TBNASNX HA510
1019+ NASWestern DigitalWD8003FFBX8TBNAS83.00A83
1019+ NASWestern DigitalWD80EFAX8TBNAS81.00A81
1019+ NASWestern DigitalWD140EFGX14TBNASNX HA510
1517 NAS and Server 5 systemsSeagateST1000VN0021TBNASSC61
1517 NAS and Server 5 systemsSeagateST2000VN0042TBNASSC61
1517 NAS and Server 5 systemsSeagateST3000VN0073TBNASSC61
1517 NAS and Server 5 systemsSeagateST4000VN0084TBNASSC61
1517 NAS and Server 5 systemsSeagateST6000VN00416TBNASSC61
1517 NAS and Server 5 systemsSeagateST8000VN0048TBNASSC60
1517 NAS and Server 5 systemsSeagateST10000VN000410TBNASSC61
1517 NAS and Server 5 systemsToshibaMG04ACA600E6TBEnterpriseFS3B
1517 NAS and Server 5 systemsWestern DigitalWD10EFRX1TBNAS01.01A01
1517 NAS and Server 5 systemsWestern DigitalWD20EFZX2TBNASNX HA510
1517 NAS and Server 5 systemsWestern DigitalWD30EFZX3TBNASNX HA510
1517 NAS and Server 5 systemsWestern DigitalWD40EFZX4TBNASNX HA510
1517 NAS and Server 5 systemsWestern DigitalWD60EFZX6TBNASNX HA510
1517 NAS and Server 5 systemsWestern DigitalWD140EFGX14TBNASNX HA510
1515+ and 1513+ NASSeagateST1000VN0021TBNASSC61
1515+ and 1513+ NASSeagateST2000VN0042TBNASSC61
1515+ and 1513+ NASSeagateST3000VN0073TBNASSC61
1515+ and 1513+ NASSeagateST4000VN0084TBNASSC61
1515+ and 1513+ NASSeagateST6000VN00416TBNASSC61
1515+ and 1513+ NASSeagateST8000VN0048TBNASSC60
1515+ and 1513+ NASSeagateST10000VN000410TBNASSC61
1515+ and 1513+ NASToshibaMG04ACA600E6TBEnterpriseFS3B
1515+ and 1513+ NASWestern DigitalWD10EFRX1TBNAS01.01A01
1515+ and 1513+ NASWestern DigitalWD20EFZX2TBNASNX HA510
1515+ and 1513+ NASWestern DigitalWD30EFZX3TBNASNX HA510
1515+ and 1513+ NASWestern DigitalWD40EFZX4TBNASNX HA510
1515+ and 1513+ NASWestern DigitalWD60EFZX6TBNASNX HA510
1515+ and 1513+ NASWestern DigitalWD140EFGX14TBNASNX HA510

* Note: This particular drive tends to run hotter than most drives during normal operation. Maximum environmental temperature is derated to 30°C (86°F)