Seagate was one of the first vendors to introduce SSDs targeting the consumer / SMB / SME NAS markets with the IronWolf SSD 110 series at the 2019 CES. Western Digital put up their offerings in the market segment in the form of the WD Red SA500 in Q4 2019. Both SSD families are SATA-based - however, while the WD Red SA500 comes in both 2.5" and M.2 form-factors, the IronWolf 110 family comprises of 2.5" drives only.

Seagate is again taking the lead with the launch of the IronWolf 510 SSD series today. This is a M.2 NVMe with a 1 DWPD rating - significantly higher than other SSDs targeting the market segment today. Key confirmed specifications are captured in the table below. We are in the process of gather more information to fill up the pending entries in the table.

The Seagate IronWolf 510 SSDs for NAS
Capacity 240 GB 480 GB 960 GB 1920 GB
Model Number ZP240NM30011 ZP480NM30011 ZP960NM30011 ZP1920NM30011
Controller Phison E12DC (PS5012-E12DC) Enterprise SSD Controller
Form-Factor, Interface M.2-2280, PCIe 3.0 x4, NVMe 1.3
(22.15mm x 80.15mm x 2.23mm)
(22.15mm x 80.15mm x 3.58mm)
Seq. Read (128KB @ QD32) 2450 MBps 2650 MBps 3150 MBps
Seq. Write (128KB @ QD32) 290 MBps 600 MBps 1000 MBps 850 MBps
Rand. Read IOPS (QD32T8) 100K 199K 380K 290K
Rand. Write IOPS (QD32T8) 13K 21K 29K 27K
Pseudo-SLC Caching No SLC Caching
DRAM Buffer 512MB 1GB 2GB
TCG Opal Encryption No (TCG Pyrite Supported)
Power Consumption Avg Active 5.3 W 6 W
Avg Idle 1.75 1.83 1.95 2.0
Warranty 5 years (including 2 years of Rescue Data Recovery Services)
MTBF 1.8 million hours
TBW 435 875 1750 3500
UBER 1E10^16
Additional Information Link
MSRP $120 $170 $320 $540

Seagate states that the drives are available for purchase today at prices ranging from $120 (for the 240GB model) to $540 (for the 1.92TB version). Two years of Rescue Data Recovery services are bundled in the five-year warranty. SOHO / SMB NAS units with a large number of M.2 NVMe SSD slots are rare right now. Some QNAP NAS units do support expansion capabilities with add-in cards (like the QM2-2P-384, and the IronWolf 510 is a perfect fit for usage with those expansion cards.

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