12-14-2013 09:27 PM
Ok, I just purchased a 12TB Business NAS. It is advertised with a 1M hr MTBF. I did a storage inquiry and noticed that my drives are ST3000DM001 drives!!! Huh??? This is advertised as a BUSINESS NAS... and it does not use NAS drives??? The Baraccuda series 3TB drive is NOT 1M hr, but 750k hr MTBF. What is going on here? My NAS was packaged with the wrong drives. Please advise on the remedy for this situation.
12-15-2013 05:13 PM
I have ST2000DM001 drives installed in my Seagate Business NAS 2 bay, it seems it is a normal practice
In the specification they all are recommended for using in NAS http://www.seagate.com/files/staticfiles/docs/pdf/
BTW to get attention of Seagate support you either need to create a support case or post a review on Amazon / Newegg, otherwise it is doubtful that their representatives visits this forum on a regular basis.
12-16-2013 06:58 AM
Well, it might be normal practice, but the device advertises 1M hrs MTBF. I don't know how that can be achieved if the drives are 750K hrs.
Also, the datasheet for the Baraccuda series basically shows almost every possible application for a hard drive as "best use". If that was true, then what the heck is the purpose of a NAS drive??? Well, that is clearly for the added reliability (1M hr MtBF) with the use profile of 24/7 usage. Since the Business NAS is their "business" offering for storage, not consumer, why do they not have NAS drives as implied with the MTBF spec?? This is wrong.
12-26-2013 10:09 AM
I am with you here, it seems it is a type or - if you prefer - misadvertisement. The amount of errors regarding Seagate NAS is overwhelming ... I believe this is just one - and not the most critical - of them.
Just kidding - 1M MTBF can be easily achieved, if you use just one 750k MTBFdrive at time, as soon as it fails, use another one.
In reality lets just use something else