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My friend ask for a 8TB drive, best option?

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Posted · Original PosterOP

he could only fit 1x 3.5" drive so I am doing some research..

 

the cheapest one is TOSHIBA Enterprise 8TB ~US$168

 

but I want to recommend him slightly better one:

Western Digital HGST Ultrastar DC HC320 7200rpm Enterprise Hard Disk 8TB ~US$184

 

any better suggestions?

 

it also lead me thinking is this the best deal considering a 2x WD 4TB blue drive is roughly $160? 

but its just at 5400rpm and not risking raid for such big volume.

 

 

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12 minutes ago, dgsddfgdfhgs said:

he could only fit 1x 3.5" drive so I am doing some research..

 

the cheapest one is TOSHIBA Enterprise 8TB ~US$168

 

but I want to recommend him slightly better one:

Western Digital HGST Ultrastar DC HC320 7200rpm Enterprise Hard Disk 8TB ~US$184

 

any better suggestions?

 

it also lead me thinking is this the best deal considering a 2x WD 4TB blue drive is roughly $160? 

but its just at 5400rpm and not risking raid for such big volume.

 

 

barracuda pro 8tb

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Personally I would suggest seagate, and iron wolf pro if you heave the budget, but I am also not super experienced in high capacity drives


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8 minutes ago, GrockleTD said:

Personally I would suggest seagate, and iron wolf pro if you heave the budget, but I am also not super experienced in high capacity drives

don't buy enterprise series(NAS variant). i have bad issue about durrability cheat. infact, they make poor quality to get quick services continously until his costumers feel tired until he want buy new again.

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4 minutes ago, GrockleTD said:

iron wolf pro if you heave the budget, but I am also not super experienced in high capacity drives

iron wolf is about $211, is it that good?

from Louis Rossmann video show that some seagate drive sucks...

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2 minutes ago, m777y said:

don't buy enterprise series.

sorry, enterprise series from which brand, any link to the review you mention? thx

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1 minute ago, dgsddfgdfhgs said:

sorry, enterprise series from which brand, any link to the review you mention? thx

any brand only nas variant.

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ok, so without " enterprise " we now have 

WD purple  5400rpm ~$186

Seagate iron wolf nas 7200rpm ~$216,

Seagate skyhawk 7200rp ~$195

 

 

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33 minutes ago, dgsddfgdfhgs said:

iron wolf is about $211, is it that good?

from Louis Rossmann video show that some seagate drive sucks...

 

23 minutes ago, dgsddfgdfhgs said:

ok, so without " enterprise " we now have 

WD purple  5400rpm ~$186

Seagate iron wolf nas 7200rpm ~$216,

Seagate skyhawk 7200rp ~$195

 

 

@seagate_surfer will help you with this.

I'll recommend Ironwolf pro.

Even the barracuda pro should be fine.


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3 minutes ago, VEXICUS said:

will help you with this.

I'll recommend Ironwolf pro.

ok, not seeing the ironwolf "pro" but just iron wolf "nas", damn getting so confused now

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3 hours ago, dgsddfgdfhgs said:

ok, not seeing the ironwolf "pro" but just iron wolf "nas", damn getting so confused now

nas variant specialized for networking,web services,cloud computing.

 

just ignore it if you working outside that. 

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To buck the trend here, might I suggest WD Black? I have been using WD Black 2TB and 4TB models in my rigs, a couple of my 2TB WD Black were from 2012, still going strong in my 3960X rig. Just got a WD 6TB for my latest build, I've had a Seagate Barracuda, a WD Blue and a WD Green fail on me, and these were purchased after my WD 2TB HDD's purchase. But as the others have said, try to get Enterprise HDD, I think WD has the Gold series....and as advised by others here, avoid any drive that is associated with NAS. I'm NOT a HDD guy, but even I knew that NAS HDD are to be avoided.....don't they usually spin at 5400rpm?


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7 minutes ago, GamerDude said:

To buck the trend here, might I suggest WD Black? I have been using WD Black 2TB and 4TB models in my rigs, a couple of my 2TB WD Black were from 2012, still going strong in my 3960X rig. Just got a WD 6TB for my latest build, I've had a Seagate Barracuda, a WD Blue and a WD Green fail on me, and these were purchased after my WD 2TB HDD's purchase. But as the others have said, try to get Enterprise HDD, I think WD has the Gold series....and as advised by others here, avoid any drive that is associated with NAS. I'm NOT a HDD guy, but even I knew that NAS HDD are to be avoided.....don't they usually spin at 5400rpm?

its a bit strange on WD line, max WD black capacity is 6tb, then comes the WD HGST Ultrastar DC HC320.

when getting huge drives , reliability comes first.

 

also arent NAS / enterprise drives designed to have better quality/ life span for 24/7 servers and shall be better than consumer drives (i.e. WD blue/ black etc)??

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I have the 8TB Iron Wolf NAS, it has worked fine for any file types, i mostly use it for video.

The speed of 250mb/s is also very good. But it doesn't come with the free data recovery that the iron Wolf PRO comes with.

 

23 minutes ago, m777y said:

nas variant specialized for networking,web services,cloud computing.

 

just ignore my comment

It is a damn harddrive, you can use it for whatever. 

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You can buy some remaining WD Golds [what the Ultra star replaces] but there is not much difference besides the pricing scale shoots up fast.

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Plan on buying two, no matter what you decide.  8TB is a heck of a lot of data to lose unless it's easily recreated.  What is the main purpose of the drive?


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13 hours ago, Xplo1t said:

Plan on buying two, no matter what you decide.  8TB is a heck of a lot of data to lose unless it's easily recreated.  What is the main purpose of the drive?

well he could only fit one more drive in his case and I heard his 4tb died/ dying, considering the size, its for data storage

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On 8/14/2019 at 9:52 PM, dgsddfgdfhgs said:

iron wolf is about $211, is it that good?

from Louis Rossmann video show that some seagate drive sucks...

I commented something similar once, feel free to check it out when you have the time: (I will quote my post in the next comment because I'm not sure what happens when I quote someone, but the template gets messy for some reason)


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On 7/29/2019 at 1:25 PM, seagate_surfer said:

There are some who consider it a matter of luck, others simply fight with one specific brand but that's just the consequence of being part of this, each person will always have their preferences based on their own experiences, so you cannot expect everyone to be 100% satisfied with one company or the other. One piece of information that can help you find a good HDD with good endurance is to look at the "Power-on hours". If it says 8760 (That's 1 year in hours) it is because the HDD can be turned on and constantly working 24/7, that feature does not ensure that the HDD is against nuclear bombs but assures you that the quality is superior to others because not all HDDs are made for 24/7 workloads, the vast majority are designed to work a normal workday of 8-10 hours and if they stay "on" all the time their lifespan is consumed faster. A model that meets that characteristic is the Pro version of BarraCuda 3.5 and also the IronWolf is another model with high endurance. And yes! the BarraCuda is cheap but it is also true that there are hard drives designed for each specific use, if you are not a person who turns off the computer every time you leave and no longer using it then use an HDD that is made to resist just that even in periods of low energy consumption. As a result of the price that the Seagate BarraCuda has, you also have to know that a large number of people prefer to use the BarraCuda until it burns and then buy a new one because it is cheaper than buying an HDD with enterprise-level standards, that, of course, has an impact on the number of reports and the perception of people, who without realizing that companies have a budget, are constantly changing the HDDs on their servers for another of the same model for the simple fact that it is budget-friendly and no other reasons.

 

I also saw that video and he is talking about LaCie Porsche Design models. Know that people will always tend to demand from the things they buy, the LaCie product line basically offers an cool and beautiful designs, however they are still external hard drives, that means you can not pretend to use an external HDD as if If it were an internal hard disk, external HDDs are designed to write less frequently than an internal hard disk, that is, if you remove the HDD from an external enclosure and use it as if it were internal you will end up consuming the lifespan in just a fraction of time, besides void the warranty of course. 

The product he is reviewing is identified or was sold as a system component, that is, an OEM product configured for the OEMs only as components for their systems and I cannot generalize and base all my experience on a video opinion of one person, unfortunately I do not know the background of this HDD but I am not surprised if that HDD was not inside its external case properly sealed when arrived that place, nobody knows what people do with the HDDs so I can't take this as a definitive answer about the quality of an HDD or since we don't know if the disc was used improperly or not.

 

 


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On 8/15/2019 at 12:42 AM, m777y said:

barracuda pro 8tb

If money is not an objection I'd highly recommend the Seagate IronWolf Pro 8TB


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1 hour ago, Princess Luna said:

If money is not an objection I'd highly recommend the Seagate IronWolf Pro 8TB

So do i! 😄 It is a known good drive for its balance on price and similar enterprise-grade-high-level performance.


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2 minutes ago, seagate_surfer said:

So do i! 😄 It is a known good drive for its balance on price and similar enterprise-grade-high-level performance.

Oh yes!

 

My brother bought a couple of 6TB Iron Wolf (albeit not the Pro ones) for the NAS and even two 4TB ones for the workstation as he works with video editing for a local news channel and the drives works for the intended purpose of storing all the video footages marvelously well, all of them have been running for almost a year with no signals of degradation what so ever.

 

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Oh, cool! Thank you for telling us about your experience. We don't all work editing videos for a channel, but that it actually is very good, it is very good! 😎


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