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Synology Plus (HAT3300-4T) 4TB HDD Review!

In this review, we will take a closer look at the Synology Plus 4TB Hard Drive (HAT3300-4T) and find out how well it performs.

Updated November 9, 2023: Updated with operating temperature results and minor changes.
Originally published on 2023-10-05

Synology Plus Series NAS Drives (HAT3300)

Synology Plus Series (HAT3300) hard drives are designed to populate your network attached storage (NAS) systems for homes and small businesses.

These Synology Plus Series drives are designed for light to intermediate use. Based on conventional magnetic recording (CMR) technology, they are similar to the WD Red and Seagate Iron Wolf range of NAS drives, with an MTBF of 1 million hours and a rated workload of 180TB per year.

The main advantage of these drives is that their firmware can be automatically updated using DiskStation Manager (DSM) on Synology NAS systems.

Synology Plus 4TB (HAT3300-4T) Price

The 4TB Synology Plus (HAT3300-4T) HDD commands a slight premium over comparable drives like the 4TB WD Red (Price check) and the 4TB Seagate IronWolf (Price check).

With a retail price of about $90 as of October 3, 2023, the cost equates to $22.50 per TB. Here are some online purchasing options:

The Synology Plus 4TB drive (HAT3300-4T) is also included with select Synology NAS systems.

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Synology Plus (HAT3300-4T) 4TB HDD Review!

Synology Plus 4TB (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 spindle speed of 5400 RPM.

The baby of this family, which we are reviewing today, is the Synology Plus 4TB drive, which has a model number of HAT3300-4T. Here are its key specifications:

SpecificationsSynology Plus 4TB
Ability4 Terabytes
Form factor3.5 inches
Unit DesignAir
recording technologyConventional magnetic recording (CMR)
InterfaceSATA 6Gb/s
Cache256 megabytes
Rotational speed5,400 rpm
Max. Data transfer speed202MB/s
mean time between failures (MTBF)1,000,000 hours
Workload classification180TB/year
Power consumptionIdle: 3.96W
Random reading: 4.85W
Random write: 4.85W
Operating temperature0°C to 65°C
32°F to 149°F
Non-operating temperature-40°C to 70°C
-40°F to 158°F
Operational shock80 Gs (2 ms duration)
Non-operational shock300 Gs (2 ms duration)
Operating vibration10 Hz to 22 Hz: 0.25 Gs, limited travel
22 Hz to 350 Hz: 0.50 Gs
350 Hz to 500 Hz: 0.25 Gs
Non-operational vibration5Hz to 22Hz: 3.0Gs
22Hz to 350Hz: 3.0G
350Hz to 500Hz: 3.0G
AcousticsIdle: 23 dBA
Search: 27 dBA
Size20.20 millimeters high
101.85 millimeters wide
147 millimeters long
Weight490 grams
Warranty3 years

Synology Plus 4TB Hard Drive Unboxing + Practice

The Synology Plus (HAT3300-4T) 4TB HDD comes in a large cardboard box, with a window to let you look inside.

When you open the box you will see that the disk is well protected. It is sealed in an anti-static bag, placed inside a plastic casing and further protected from shock and vibration by two large foam inserts.

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