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Seagate Ironwolf Pro´s are just as good and actually better in some areas

Seagate offers more vaules you can monitor than WD does so its easier to catch a dying Seagate than a WD drive
 

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When I picked it was between Ironwolf Pros and Exos drives.

From what I could find, both are identical but the Exos are better built yet also cost less? I checked the mtbf and everything at the time and some things were better on the Exos while still being lower priced, but I'm not sure if thats the same now.

IMO the difference in pricing was simply because ironwolfs are gamer brand, while exos are office / enterprise brand, and as such were even cheaper still when bought from an office supply store.

I just tried checking again, only difference seems to be that all exos drives are helium filled, while only some ironwolf pros are.

Regarding pricing, 16 Tb Ironwolf Pro £350, 18 Tb Exos £299.

Gamer brand vs Office brand is all I see going on there.
 

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Toshiba M7 or M8 Enterprise drives. Running 8 at home and >60 of 'em at work, out of all of them, one dud which was flagged at first boot. I've also had good experiences with the Ironwolf (Pro) drives, but bad experiences with Seagate overall, so I avoid them unless given no choice. The WD Enterprise drives are great, but are way too expensive.
 

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When I picked it was between Ironwolf Pros and Exos drives.

From what I could find, both are identical but the Exos are better built yet also cost less? I checked the mtbf and everything at the time and some things were better on the Exos while still being lower priced, but I'm not sure if thats the same now.

IMO the difference in pricing was simply because ironwolfs are gamer brand, while exos are office / enterprise brand, and as such were even cheaper still when bought from an office supply store.

I just tried checking again, only difference seems to be that all exos drives are helium filled, while only some ironwolf pros are.

Regarding pricing, 16 Tb Ironwolf Pro £350, 18 Tb Exos £299.

Gamer brand vs Office brand is all I see going on there.
It has nothing to do with branding the drives are in some cases the same inside with only a difference in firmware

The reason for the lower price of the Exos is enterprises buy in bulk which makes the cost per drive go down

A private person will never buy 100 or more drives at once so thats why the Ironwolf cost more nothing to do with brading

I stopped buying Ironwolf Pro´s myself early this year once i realized the only reason to buy an Ironwolf Pro is for the 3 years of free data recovery service and you dont get that with the Exos which is another reason why the Exos is cheaper
 
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Toshiba M7 or M8 Enterprise drives. Running 8 at home and >60 of 'em at work, out of all of them, one dud which was flagged at first boot. I've also had good experiences with the Ironwolf (Pro) drives, but bad experiences with Seagate overall, so I avoid them unless given no choice. The WD Enterprise drives are great, but are way too expensive.
From where I am at the Toshiba's and Seagate's are super expensive, at home I run WD Gold's since they are affordable for me..
 

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From where I am at the Toshiba's and Seagate's are super expensive, at home I run WD Gold's since they are affordable for me..
Yeah, depends on the country I think. Here in Japan the Toshiba's are some of the cheapest available. WDs are double their price (sometimes more) and Seagates vary wildly... sometimes they can be the same price, other times they'll be pushing WD prices. Makes no sense to me, but there we are. o_O
 
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