Forum discussion tagged with ironwolf.
  1. demarktos

    Question 8tb Ironwolf partitions not recognised internally, works fine with dock

    I purchased a Seagate 8tb Ironwolf to be used as a desktop hdd Put it on a USB docking station, made one full partition, formatted it with NTFS and copied 5,5 TB of data. Everything going as it should. Installed it internally now, as was the plan (removed one hdd and put this in its place)...
  2. velocci

    Question Ironwolf 14TB NAS hardrive sounds weird

    Hi all, I have an Ironwolf 14TB NAS hardrive and it sounds very different from other hardrives. I have Ironwolf 2TB NAS, Seagate 4TB NAS HDD and various 1TB desktop hardrives. This 14TB ironwolf NAS HDD sounds very different. sometimes it makes a sort of thumping sound. it doesn't sound...
  3. S

    Question Ironwolf on Windows

    Just purchased an Ironwolf 6TB (ST6000VN0033) for my Windows machine, as I got tired of hard drives dying on me. Did my research and apparently I can use NAS drives for Windows - all good. I get into Windows, I try to initialise it, but it says "The request could not be performed because of an...
  4. Mason1204

    Question Seagate Ironwolf 8TB Drives not showing on PC.

    So from what I've read online, NAS drives should be able to be used in desktop computers. I just bought 2x Seagate Ironwolf 8TB drives and they aren't showing up in BIOS. I've updated my BIOS to the latest version. My motherboard is Gigabyte Z390 Gaming X. I've tested different cables, tried...
  5. B

    [SOLVED] Which drive to choose for backup drive: Internal or External

    Hi Everyone, I was wondering which drive that you guys would choose for a Windows backup drive? Currently I have a WD My Book (2013 model) which worked perfectly fine as an incremental Windows backup and manually selected backup drive. However considering the age of the drive and random backup...
  6. R

    [SOLVED] Can I connect an Ironwolf Pro 4TB drive to my PC ?

    LaCie 2Big Dock Thunderbolt 3 stopped working, NO Power at all. Can I take the HDD's out and connect them to my Win 10 Home PC with an adaptor of some sort? I have read that such a device is out there but is it safe? The 2Big Dock is under warranty but I WANT my photos now!
  7. supermanu15

    [SOLVED] 4TB Seagate Skyhawk for NAS/Hypervisor use?

    Is it ok to use a 4TB seagate skyhawk hard drive for this use case? I heard that it has a lower read speed versus the ironwolf or traditional hard drives, since it is designed for 24/7 writing. Is it really that detrimental for my specific use case? Or is it not what they say it is? Considering...