Synology HAT5300 4TB Review – Reliable Enterprise Hard Drive with High Performance!

High-performance, reliable enterprise hard drives for Synology systems. They are rated for 2 million hours MTTF and up to 550TB per year workloads for demanding 24/7 environments. Up to 23% faster sequential read in Synology NAS. Loaded with persistent write cache technology. Effortless automatic firmware updates through DSM. Backed by worry free 5-year warranty too. Yes, these are what you get from Synology HAT5300 Series 3.5” SATA HDD. Alright, let’s have a closer look at Synology HAT5300-4TB now…

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Package Content & Design
Nothing special about the hard drive packaging. It came well-protected in an antistatic bag inside a simple plastic clamshell. Of course, there is extra protection in the shipping package too. As for build quality, it is outstanding. Period. Rock solid all-metal housing as you can see. Just a simple paper label on the front. At the back, there is PCB of the hard drive. You can’t miss the standard SATA 6 Gb/s interface with two connectors. One for power and another one for data transfer. As usual, don’t tamper with the label, screws and anything else other than installing it properly. Else your HDD warranty will be void. And always keep the original packaging for warranty claim usage. For just in case…

By the way, here are some of the important specifications. You can get full hardware specs from Synology website. In short, HAT5300-4T has 4 TB capacity, 512e sector size, 7,200 rpm, 256 MB buffer size and 243 MB/s maximum sustained data transfer speed.

Performance Result
For Synology, by Synology. HAT5300 passed stringent validation and up to 500,000 hours of tests ensure maximum reliability in Synology systems. In addition, DSM updates will ensure that compatible Synology drives will be updated together with the operating system. This will help to simplify IT infrastructure planning and maintenance.

Don’t forget those features that I mentioned previously. Up to 2 million hours MTTF and 550TB per year workloads. Up to 23% faster sequential read in Synology NAS. Loaded with persistent write cache technology to minimize the chance of data corruption in the event of sudden power loss and so on. In short, Synology HAT5300 series is designed to meet all your demanding, high-volume workloads no matter in large enterprise or medium business.

Alright, let’s have a look at the Synology HAT5300-4TB performance based on CrystalDiskMark benchmark. In short, it is an excellent and performing hard drive. It manages to get 259 MB/s read and 246 MB/s write on sequential tests. Much slower on random 4K tests but this is normal for HDD. The same applies to low IOPS scores. Do check out Synology SAT5200 SATA SSD that is designed for mission-critical workloads if your environment requires a lot higher IOPS performance. So pick the correct one for your needs.

HD Tune Pro benchmark results are slightly better. HAT5300-4TB reaches up to 261 MB/s for reading and 250 MB/s for writing. What do I like the tests the most? It shows the minimum speed for both reading and writing. Unlike SSD with sustained performance, HDD performs slower on inner part of the data platters. However, HDD is still a lot cheaper in price with the same capacity.

Synology HAT5300 4TB is a quiet and cool drive even fully loaded. In Malaysia hot weather without aircon room, it is getting 30°C during idle and around 40°C on max output. Furthermore, you hardly hear the hard drive file accessing noise. Yup, it is a quiet drive for sure. So not to worry when there is a lot of them running 24/7 in your NAS.


  • Fast & performing
  • 2 million hours MTTF
  • Up to 550TB per year workloads
  • Effortless automatic firmware updates through DSM
  • Cool & quiet drive
  • Rock solid build quality
  • 5 years warranty


  • Pricey

In short, Synology HAT5300 Series is reliable enterprise hard drives with high performance for Synology systems. Build for high demanding 24/7 environments with 2 million hours MTTF and 550TB per year workloads. Interested? Get yours at Shopee, Lazada or Amazon.


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