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These 4TB drives the same model & why cheap?

kingknightrider
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After doing some researching around I found these two Toshiba 4 TB model drives that look near identical -except one claims it is Enterprise NAS,

Are they basically the same model with just some minor differences in build structure or just the same model labeled differently?

 

HDWQ140XZSTA

Toshiba X300 4TB SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 RPM 128 MB Cache

https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822149697&Description=HDWQ140XZSTA&cm_re=HDWQ140XZSTA-_-22-149-697-_-Product

 

Enterprise NAS: HDWE140XZSTA

Toshiba N300 4TB NAS SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 RPM 128 MB Cache

https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=22-149-627&cm_sp=SearchSuccess-_-INFOCARD-_-HDWQ140XZSTA-_-22-149-627-_-1&Description=HDWQ140XZSTA

 

 

As to the second question I noticed that both of these 4 TB drives are nearly a match to the price of this 2TB WD model:

WD Black 2TB Performance SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 RPM 64 MB Cache

https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822236624

 

Or is it simply that Western Digital uses higher quality components than Toshiba in these hard drives?

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As for the difference between the Toshiba and WD drives its probrably down to WD being a well known for making quality HDD's and thus charge more. Not that it means the Toshiba drives are bad but just that WD is more known 

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if you can, go for the toshiba 4tb. toshiba is very good from my experience, and i never have had a problem with them. They are also very comparable to WD for the performance. 

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Don't ask me about thosiba drives. The X300 or N300 might be better then the 2.5" or DT01ACA but it is still the same manufacturer.

For the same price you can get seagate ironwolfs or wd red.

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43 minutes ago, kingknightrider said:

higher quality components

Assume all hard drives will fail at a moment's notice. If you have a solid backup plan, then the drive maker doesn't matter.

So rise up, all ye lost ones, as one, we'll claw the clouds

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42 minutes ago, Radium_Angel said:

Assume all hard drives will fail at a moment's notice. If you have a solid backup plan, then the drive maker doesn't matter.

A resounding agreement about having a solid backup plan. However, having better quality drives will reduce downtime and can save money over time because of reduced replacement costs. Better quality drives will usually have fewer read/write errors.

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One has to be proactive, not reactive, to ensure the safety of one's data so backup your data! And RAID is NOT a backup!

 

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9 hours ago, Lady Fitzgerald said:

A resounding agreement about having a solid backup plan. However, having better quality drives will reduce downtime and can save money over time because of reduced replacement costs. Better quality drives will usually have fewer read/write errors.

I totally agree with you, but if you have a solid backup plan, then which name-brand HDD maker you buy is less important. Now, off-brand is another story!

So rise up, all ye lost ones, as one, we'll claw the clouds

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2 hours ago, Radium_Angel said:

I totally agree with you, but if you have a solid backup plan, then which name-brand HDD maker you buy is less important. Now, off-brand is another story!

What off-brands?

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2 hours ago, kingknightrider said:

What off-brands?

Using brands that aren't known, popular or don't have many great reviews, are another story because they straight suck (since they're likely chinese knockoffs) and are not worth considering. Use your own judgement to decide which may or may not be off-brand. Stick with quality products when storing your important data.

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