Seagate Ironwolf 110 SSD Product Brief

The IronWolf 110 SSD line for NAS applications represents an impressive advancement in NAS SSD technology. These drives are the world's first SSDs to be made exclusively for data-intensive NAS applications, and they open up a whole new world of opportunity for enterprises that are limited by the abilities of current top-tier HDD and SSD offerings.

The drives in this series are equipped with brand-new DuraWrite technology, and they are capable of delivering astonishing sustained data rates of 560 Mb/s. They increase the reliability of your entire NAS array with IronWolf Health Management, and each drive comes with a five-year warranty and a two-year data recovery service package.

These cutting-edge drives are available in capacities of 240 GB, 480 GB, 960 GB, 1.92 TB, and 3.84 TB, and they are each equipped with 6 Gb/s SATA interfaces for enhanced transfer speeds. Each IronWolf 110 SSD unit is rated to last two million hours, is equipped with power loss data protection circuit technology, and features exceptionally high endurance ratings.

Expand Your IronWolf Portfolio with SSD Potential

IronWolf has long been synonymous with quality when it comes to enterprise-tier storage media, but with the introduction of the IronWolf 110 SSD, this family of top-tier drives just became comprehensive. It's now possible to pair IronWolf HDDs with this new line of lightning-fast SSDs, which allows network administrators to unlock powerful caching abilities or deploy all-flash arrays (AFAs) that have the IronWolf seal of approval.

Enterprise-Class Performance with DuraWrite

DuraWrite is a new form of SSD architecture that reduces total data use to lower costs and lessen overall power consumption. This technology provides extra room for dynamic over-provisioning without reducing user data capacity, which results in a lesser need to write data to the cache. Overall, the new DuraWrite technology that's equipped with the IronWolf 110 SSD family increases the life of your SSDs while also reducing cooling costs.

AgileArray Technology for Consistent Performance

This proprietary combination of hardware, firmware, and software provides increased NAS reliability and performance. AgileArray technology improves the responsiveness of NAS systems that are never taken offline, and it also increases the performance of servers that are required for brief bursts of speed.

Unlike normal HDDs and SSDs, drives equipped with AgileArray never appear to go offline unexpectedly while they recover from errors, which clears up the possibility of any time-wasting miscommunications between your IronWolf 110 SSDs and your RAID controller. This technology offers an adjustable time limit for the error recovery process that allows your SSDs to remain synced up to your RAID controller throughout the recovery process.

Sustained Data Rates of 560 Mb/s in All-Flash Applications

When you use the SSDs in the IronWolf 110 SSD in AFA applications, you can enjoy sustained read data rates of up to 560 Mb/s, which can make all the difference with data-intensive applications like video editing. This high sustained data rate functionality also makes it easy to deploy dozens of effective and responsive virtualizations in a multi-user workplace. In terms of write rates, most of the drives in the IronWolf 110 SSD clock in only slightly lower at 535 Mb/s, and the 240 GB option offers a still-impressive 345 Mb/s.

IronWolf Health Management for Increased System Reliability

Even if you only install one IronWolf 110 SSD in your NAS array, you'll gain access to IronWolf Health Management (IHM), which is a comprehensive software suite that helps you prevent, intervene with, and recover from common drive issues. This SSD drive health software monitors more than 200 different drive parameters that have an impact on the operability of your drives, and it automatically informs you whenever a preventable issue is occurring.

IHM provides real-time information on the health of your drive with a simple UI, and it also monitors trends in the performance of your drive and uses machine learning to assess the impact of common stresses on the overall lifespan of your array. Best of all, IHM interfaces directly with Seagate to facilitate automatic fulfillment of your data recovery plan if any unrecoverable errors occur.

Tunable Capacity for Customizable Storage Options

With the IronWolf 110 SSD line, network administrators are provided with the opportunity to tune their drives to better suit their particular applications. If performance is your primary purpose for investing in an array's worth of 960 GB IronWolf 110 SSDs, for instance, you can tune your drives to provide the maximum possible performance.

However, if you want to maximize your storage capacity, you can also tune your drives to offer more room for files. With this tunability feature, these new SSDs from Seagate are like two drives in one.

Lightning-Fast IOPS with 6 Gb/s SATA Interface

Every drive within the IronWolf 110 SSD is equipped with a 6 Gb/s SATA connector, which means that these drives are capable of incredibly fast transfer speeds. In addition, they each feature advanced 3D TLC NAND flash, which offers higher storage densities are lower prices per bit. Combined, these two features provide excellent transfer capability while ensuring that your operation stays within budget.

When put under pressure, the 240 GB model can offer read IOPS of 55,000, the 480 GB model can offer 75,000, the 960 GB and 1.92 TB models can offer 90,000, and the 3.84 TB model can offer 85,000. Here are some more details on the IOPS offered by these drives:

READ IOPS WRITE IOPS
  • 240 GB: 30,000
  • 480 GB: 40,000
  • 960 GB: 50,000
  • 1.92 TB: 65,000
  • 3.84 TB: 60,000
  • 240 GB: 30,000
  • 480 GB: 50,000
  • 960 GB: 55,000
  • 1.92 TB: 50,000
  • 3.84 TB: 45,000

Optimized for 24/7 Performance

SSDs have traditionally lacked the endurance to keep up the pace in machines that are designed to run 24 hours a day for weeks or months on end. However, that trend ends with the development of the IronWolf 110 SSD line from Seagate. Everything about the architecture of these next-generation NAS SSDs is designed for the long-haul; with incredibly low power consumption and surprisingly long MTBF ratings, there's no issue with running these SSDs as long or as hard as you need.

If you decide to run your NAS with these SSDs, you'll notice an immediate decrease in power cost that only becomes more pronounced when the reduced cooling costs associated with these drives are factored into the equation. The drives in the IronWolf 110 SSD family produce hardly any heat, which means that they're ushering in an age in which concerns over cooling in NAS applications will soon be a thing of the past.

Energy-Efficient SSDs for Reduced Operations Costs

The drives in the IronWolf 110 SSD collection consume between 1.1 and 1.2 watts of electricity when idle, and they use between 2.3 and 3.5 watts each at maximum. Power ratings that are this low indicate significant savings for businesses; one of the major complaints about operating SSD-only arrays is the increased cost associated with this type of NAS application, but this reduced wattage consumption makes it cheaper than ever to run cutting-edge NAS arrays that are equipped with the latest and best storage media.

Extra-Long Life for Data-Heavy Applications

Every drive within the IronWolf 110 SSD line has a mean time between failures (MTBF) rating of 2,000,000 hours, which means that you can run these drives for more than 8,000 days straight without expecting a failure. For data-intensive enterprise applications, MTBF is key, and business owners will be able to rely on these top-tier NAS SSD units for years and years without having to worry about failures.

Never Fear Disaster with Advanced Power Loss Data Protection Circuit Technology

The latest generation of enterprise tier-drives from Seagate are equipped with cutting-edge advancements in data loss protection technology, and the IronWolf 110 SSD line is no exception. Every SSD in this collection is equipped with a data protection circuit, which comes into play if your NAS array experiences a loss of power. This circuit immediately protects your data, which means that once the lights come back on, it's easy to recover your vital information and get back to work.

Extremely High TBW Endurance

A NAS SSD is only as good as its endurance, and the drives in the IronWolf 110 SSD line offer industry-leading endurance ratings in terms of terabytes written (TBW). The 240 GB model has an endurance rating of 438 TBW, and the 480 GB model offers 875 TBW in endurance. The 960 GB model takes things a step further with 1750 TBW in endurance, and the 1.92 TB model provides 3500 TBW in endurance. Lastly, the top-of-the-line 3.84 TB model is rated at an astonishing 7000 TBW.

Variable Capacities for Diverse Applications

With the variable needs of different companies in mind, Seagate offers the IronWolf 110 SSD in a variety of different capacities. Each of the capacities offered provides effective storage space for an enterprise of any size, but if you truly want to maximize the potential of your NAS, it's now possible to deploy dozens of terabytes of storage with ultra-fast SSD responsiveness.

At the base of the pyramid is the modestly-priced 240 GB IronWolf 110 SSD, and you can take things a step further with the 480 GB model. 960 GB and 1.92 TB options are also available, but if you truly want to crush it in the storage arena, there's no option but to go for the top-of-the-line 3.84 TB model.

For perspective, some AFA NAS arrays have 24 6 Gb/s SATA bays. If you choose to equip each of these bays with a 3.84 TB IronWolf 110 SSD, you'll have 92.16 TB of NAS-grade SSD power to play with. Now that the IronWolf 110 SSD family has been unleashed, the world of high-capacity SSD NAS computing is finally here.

Protect Your Data with Comprehensive Warranties and Data Recovery Services

Every IronWolf 110 SSD comes with a two-year data recovery plan. If your Seagate drive encounters any unforeseen issues and fails unexpectedly, your recovery plan automatically comes into play if you are within the two-year coverage window. This rapid service includes the complete restoration of all data on your drive, which means that you'll never have to worry about losing critical data to an unexpected failure.

Your IronWolf 110 SSD also comes with a five-year warranty that covers any defects in the materials used in the drive or the craftsmanship employed to create it. If any errors in the construction of your drive occur within this five-year window, Seagate has you covered, and you will be issued a new drive free of charge. Seagate will even pay the shipping costs associated with getting your new drive to you as soon as possible.

Robust NAS Compatibility for Unlimited Application Options

While the new IronWolf 110 SSD line isn't compatible with every NAS on the market, it is compatible with many of the most popular NAS units that network administrators would just love to outfit with the best of the best in SSD technology. Here are some examples of NAS models that are compatible with the IronWolf 110 SSD:

QNAP Synology
  • TS-1253BU
  • TS-1253BU-RP
  • TS-1273U
  • TS-1273U-RP
  • TS-1673U
  • TS-1673U-RP
  • TS-453BU
  • TVS-1582TU
  • TVS-882ST
  • TVS-472XT
  • TVS-672XT
  • TVS-872XT
  • DS918+
  • DS1517
  • DS1517+
  • DS1618
  • DS1618+
  • DS1817
  • DS1817+
  • DS1819+
  • DS2415+
  • RS1219+
  • RS217
  • RS816

Application and Use Case

The SSDs in the brand-new IronWolf 110 SSD line are ideally suited for NAS arrays that consist entirely of SSD storage. When installed in compatible NAS units, these drives are capable of delivering incredibly high sustained data rates, which make advanced virtualization applications and data-intensive multimedia processes light and snappy.

However, these drives also add robustness and enhanced performance to HDD NAS arrays. With tiered SSD caching, hot data can be rapidly transferred to solid-state drives and cold data can be relegated to traditional HDDs to improve overall NAS responsiveness.

Whichever type of NAS array they are used in, these IronWolf 110 SSDs from Seagate have the potential to launch creative professional businesses to the next level of development. The rapid responsiveness of all-SSD NAS units is ideal for data-intensive applications such as real-time 4K or 8K video collaboration, and the addition of a single one of these NAS-optimized SSDs can improve the overall performance of an enterprise-tier server array.

The drives in the IronWolf 110 collection reach their fullest potential in small and medium-tier enterprise applications with more than 200 employees. However, these drives add impressive value even when they are introduced into massive-scale NAS arrays for large enterprise applications.