In this review, we are going to take a close look at the 4TB Synology Plus (HAT3300-4T) hard disk drive, and find out how well it performs!
Updated @ 2023-11-09 : Updated with operating temperature results, and minor changes.
Originally posted @ 2023-10-05
Synology Plus Series (HAT3300) NAS Drives
The Synology Plus Series (HAT3300) hard disk drives are designed to populate their Network-Attach Storage (NAS) systems for homes and small businesses.
These Synology Plus Series drives are designed for light-to-intermediate use. Based on the Conventional Magnetic Recording (CMR) technology, they are similar to the WD Red and Seagate Iron Wolf range of NAS drives, with a 1 million hour MTBF and 180 TB per year workload rating.
The main advantage of these drives is that their firmware can be automatically updated using the DiskStation Manager (DSM) in Synology NAS systems.
4TB Synology Plus (HAT3300-4T) Price
Retailing at about $90 as of 3 October 2023, it works out to a cost of $22.50 per TB. Here are some online purchase options:
The 4TB Synology Plus (HAT3300-4T) drive also comes bundled with certain Synology NAS systems.
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4TB Synology Plus (HAT3300-4T) Specifications
The Synology Plus series offers storage capacities of 4TB, 6TB, 8TB and 12TB. With the exception of the 12TB model, all drives in this family are air-filled, and have a 5,400 RPM spindle speed.
The baby of this family, which we are reviewing today, is the 4TB Synology Plus drive, which has a model number of HAT3300-4T. Here are its key specifications:
|Specifications||4 TB Synology Plus|
|Recording Technology||Conventional Magnetic Recording (CMR)|
|Interface||SATA 6 Gb/s|
|Rotational Speed||5,400 RPM|
|Max. Data Transfer Speed||202 MB/s|
|Mean Time Between Failure (MTBF)||1,000,000 hours|
|Workload Rating||180 TB / year|
|Power Consumption||Idle : 3.96 W
Random Read : 4.85 W
Random Write : 4.85 W
|Operating Temperature||0°C to 65°C
32°F to 149°F
|Non-Operating Temperature||-40°C to 70°C
-40°F to 158°F
|Operating Shock||80 Gs (2 ms duration)|
|Non-Operating Shock||300 Gs (2 ms duration)|
|Operating Vibration||10 Hz to 22 Hz: 0.25 Gs, Limited displacement
22 Hz to 350 Hz: 0.50 Gs
350 Hz to 500 Hz: 0.25 Gs
|Non-Operating Vibration||5 Hz to 22 Hz: 3.0 Gs
22 Hz to 350 Hz: 3.0 Gs
350 Hz to 500 Hz: 3.0 Gs
|Acoustics||Idle : 23 dBA
Seek : 27 dBA
|Size||20.20 mm high
101.85 mm wide
147 mm long
4TB Synology Plus HDD Unboxing + Hands-On
The 4TB Synology Plus (HAT3300-4T) hard disk drive comes in a large cardboard box, with a window to let you peek inside.
On opening the box, you will see that the drive is well-protected. It’s sealed in an anti-static bag, placed within a plastic enclosure, and further protected from shock and vibration by two large foam inserts.
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