The 8TB Seagate IronWolf NAS HDD Just Dropped to Pre-Chia Pricing

Seagate Ironwolf HDD
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One of the most frustrating things about the increasing popularity of the Chia cryptocurrency is the rising prices of the high capacity storage needed to mine it. So, when big hard drives fall to pre-chia prices, we pay attention!

At Newegg, the 8TB Seagate IronWolf 7,200 RPM HDD just got a huge $50 price cut — taking the cost down to just $189.99.

Seagate IronWolf 8TB NAS Hard Drive: was $239.99, now $189.99 at Newegg with code EMCEATH46

Seagate IronWolf 8TB NAS Hard Drive: was $239.99, now $189.99 at Newegg with code EMCEATH46
This 3.5-inch internal HDD comes packed with a 7,200RPM disk with 256MB cache, a strong construction and an impressive max sustained transfer rate of 240MB/s.

Read our Seagate IronWolf review for more on what makes this one of the best NAS drives you can buy today. Beyond the essential specs for effective Chia mining, the IronWolf also offers Rotational Vibration (RV) sensors, to maintain high performance and durability.

All of this comes protected by a generous three year warranty and a comprehensive software suite for managing the health of your drive, which you can tune to regularly monitor and notify you with user alerts if anything changes.

But be quick, this deal is set to expire at the end of the day. This drive is a great addition to any build, Chia or no, and knowing how quickly essential components like this sell out, it will probably be gone soon!

Jason England

Jason is a deals writer at Tom's Hardware — bringing a decade of tech and gaming journalism to the role. He specializes in making sure you never pay more than you should for PC components and tech! He has previously written for other publications like Kotaku, Stuff and BBC Science Focus and in his spare time, you'll find him looking for good dogs to pet or eating pizza in his home town of Nottingham, UK.

  • escksu
    Its nice to see that prices are moving back to normal after the chia coin craze died. With current prices, one is expected to get around usd120 a month with 80TB plot. Mining chia coin is simply not feasible now.
  • mdd1963
    The general concept of 'plots' of useless data no one ever actually accesses, utilizes, or even cares about having value because it 'uses less electricity than GPU mining' having 'value'...seemingly eludes me! :)
  • Ostentatious Savant
    This is still not a good price at all. I bought new 8TB external hard drives on Amazon in January of 2018 for $149.99 each. Storage prices (per TB) should trend downward over time not upward.

    In 2020, new 12 TB external hard drives hit $175 on 3 separate occasions. The fact that people are willing to pay $299.99 right now is completely insane to me.