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Seagate now shipping $260 8TB HDD, 3 cents per gig

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Only 2? You have to set 50 of these up in raid 0! Then they would perform amazingly, and have almost a Petabyte


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man, the day i finally need 8tb of storage to store my games, is the day i know that ive paid my dues to gaben and valve.


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Due to countless incidents where Seagate products have failed, I have lost all faith in their products, as they fail on me time and time again.. to the point of not bothering with RMA. So a 8TB drive from them sounds like 260$ straight out the window.

I know it must not feel like it, but seriously, you got unlucky.

 

There are plenty of people who have had dozens of Seagate drives work perfectly fine, while all their WD drives died.

 

Both WD and Seagate are about equal in actual reliability and failure rates.


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Personal experience. Out of 7 HDD's (where 2 were SSHD's), 7 out of 7 have stopped working, and are now just bricks.. shortest one was this http://i.imgur.com/embRtLG.jpg piece of shit. It only lasted 28 days before it stopped working.

 

At this point, after so many incidents, I've completely lost faith in Seagate.

I'm not saying this to slam them without reason, because I heard something "on the internet", I'm just saying from my personal experience with their products.. I will never again buy their products.

 

 

Sounds like you have a dodgy PSU or something, that's an awful lot of failures for hard drives let alone for one brand of hard drive.

Speaking of that, did you buy them all from the same retailer @Mainfold? Newegg, for example, is notoriously known for killing HDD's because they inadequately package them when shipping them to the customer.

 

You're either the most unlucky person in tech, or there's an external variable we're unaware of. Perhaps @mr moose is right, and some component of your system is destroying the drives? Or perhaps your courier is being too rough with them?


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Wonder how reliable it is :/

It will be just as reliable as any other consumer/prosumer HDD from Seagate. These companies won't release products with high failure rates, as that will eat into their profits too much.


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Impressive, but I would never trust that much data to a single drive.


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Impressive, but I would never trust that much data to a single drive.

RAID with backups. You should never store anything you can't afford to lose on any HDD.


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RAID with backups. You should never store anything you can't afford to lose on any HDD.

 

Even if it's not super important data, I'm still not trusting and would rather use several 1-2TB drives vs a single 8TB one. I know this is aimed at enterprise and all, but I'm giving my own feedback.


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Speaking of that, did you buy them all from the same retailer @Mainfold? Newegg, for example, is notoriously known for killing HDD's because they inadequately package them when shipping them to the customer.

 

You're either the most unlucky person in tech, or there's an external variable we're unaware of. Perhaps @mr moose is right, and some component of your system is destroying the drives? Or perhaps your courier is being too rough with them?

 

Different retailers, and packages never had any form of damage (so I'm not gonna fault packing or shipping, neither on the retailer's part or Seagate). When it comes to PSU, I've only used high-grade 80plus silver or gold, and it's all backed by a UPS and surge-protector, so it's not like they got fried. I just had really bad luck with Seagate, whereas all my other drives (and SSD's) work perfectly.. lol my very first 2TB WD Green still works perfectly (had it running daily since october 2009).

 

On the topic of being unlucky with tech, yeah.. I guess you could call me that, seeing as quite a lot of my posts on the forum have been about my tech failing lol.

edit: I just found out my other PC still has an old Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 (1TB) running in it.. so make that 7 out of 8 now, so that one still works at least. :D

edit 2: On the note of that Barracuda still working, all the others that have failed were products from them that have been said to be part of their "refurbish" types of products, so there's some food for thought.


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Even if it's not super important data, I'm still not trusting and would rather use several 1-2TB drives vs a single 8TB one. I know this is aimed at enterprise and all, but I'm giving my own feedback.

 

Really?  It's called "progress".  Six years ago you could have said the same thing about a 1TB HDD.

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That is quite a lot cheaper than 2x 5TB drives or single 6TB ones (after looking on prices in my country). I will probably pick one next year.

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Is this going to drop the price of lesser TB Seagate drives?

No.

Thus is pretty cool. I can't imagine how i will fill that up. I'm only halfway through my 1TB drive. Though I'd i had much faster internet then i can't say the same.


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Tempting, May need this when I run out of space on my 3TB dedicated steam drive.


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RAID with backups. You should never store anything you can't afford to lose on any HDD.

If you have to rebuild the RAID array due to a drive failure, you're going to vulnerable for quite a while if you're using 8TB drives.

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If you have to rebuild the RAID array due to a drive failure, you're going to vulnerable for quite a while if you're using 8TB drives.

True, but you should be using RAID 6 or RAID 10 with drives bigger than 1TB anyway, really.

 

With 8TB drives, I'd likely use RAID 6. Get 6 of them, and you still have 32TB of usable storage.

 

Or just a simple RAID 1 mirror with 2 drives, and a backup.

 

Remember, RAID != Backup. You should always be backing up your critical data elsewhere anyway.


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Here's something you can get for yourself these holidays: a 3.5-inch 8TB drive from Seagate that costs only $260 -- we didn't forget an extra number in that figure, promise. That's a lot cheaper than HGST's helium-filled 8TB disk drive, which is listed for $1,000 on newegg and just a bit more on Amazon. And, it's significantly more affordable than OCZ's 1TB SSD released only five years ago (remember when 1TB drives excited you?) for $2,200. This product is part of the brand's new Archive HDD line launched a few months ago, which uses Shingled Magnetic Recording (SMR) technology that can fit more data on a platter than the typical drive. The line also includes 6TB and 5TB options, if 8TB is already excessive.

 

It is slower than many recent SSDs (it has a read speed of 150MB/s, whereas the SSDs in this list of best models for 2014 have an average speed of 550MB/s), so it's probably best to pair it up with one. Still, at 3 cents a gig, that's not such a bad deal. According to Extremetech, Seagate has just started shipping out units to retailers, so if you want one as a stocking stuffer, your best bet is to look around. Amazon only has a 20-pack bundle for sale right now, and it won't be sent your way until January 2015.

 

SOURCE: http://www.engadget.com/2014/12/12/seagate-ships-8tb-shingled-hard-drive/

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Seagate has like the highest failure rate in hdd market, I wonder how these will be

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