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Seagate 5TB Expansion Desktop HDD $167.45 Delivered
Great price, actually cheaper than OW's 4TB Version. Same price as this previous TGG deal and $11 cheaper than Amazon deal
Original 15% off Sitewide with $75+ Spend at eBay Deal Post
Worth getting these to crack open and put in a desktop?
I was just wondering if that was possible myself.
edit/ looks fine
Wondering the same thing.. Is this the same drive? Seem easy enough.
Beat me to it!
It is only a green drive 5400rpm as opposed to a 7200rpm barracuda. Still it's much cheaper.
Can confirm, had no problems removing 2 drives from the cases and installing them in a NAS recently. In addition threw some lower capacity WD drives in the USB case afterwards and they work fine too :)
god i hope you've got a back up of that NAS… because you're using SMR drives >.<
…they are now 'backup' drives in the NAS ;) and a "backup" for where I had no backup before.
I bought one of these a while back and cracked it open. Turned out to be a ST5000DM000.
It runs like shit. There are no other words to describe it. It barely functions if you're attempting to read or write more than one file at a time. However, I am willing to accept the performance for the price I paid. I wouldn't attempt to ever run games or applications off it though, often with speeds around 600KB/s and seek times upwards of 4000ms+ according to Windows Task Manager.
I got this from last 15% sale, put it into a NAS to replace the old 2TB harddrive, good value for money :)
How is the speed or the drives? Can they be used in 2 bay NAS from Synology or QNAP or NAS ones are better?
Good for storage use where speed isn't really required.
I'd imagine that given that they are portable drives they are probably a bit tougher than internal drives
It's a SMR drive, so it will perform like sht.
Yep Pretty much ..only good for cold storage backup
No more available! Unlucks