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HGST Deskstar NAS 8TB USD $260.70 Delivered (AUD $342) Limit 2 Per Customer @ B & H Photo Video

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7200 RPM performance
1 million hours MTBF
Up to 8TB capacity
6Gb/s SATA interface
No additional hardware required
3-Year limited warranty

Price in Australia is normally around $469ish

Features
Designed with an MTBF rating of 1 million hours for use in always-on environments, the 8TB Deskstar 7200 rpm SATA III 3.5" Internal NAS Drive Kit from HGST features a 8TB storage capacity, a SATA III 6 Gb/s interface, a 128MB cache, a rotational speed of 7200 rpm, and a 3.5" form factor. While this drive is intended for use in NAS and business-critical environments, it is also suitable for general use at home and can store files such as music, movies, photos, documents, and more.

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    YES!! I nearly purchased a week ago at $269+delivery.

    This is a great buy. Nice find OP

  • +1 vote

    Anyone know if this will work with the N40L microserver ?

    • +2 votes

      I've got 3x8tb seagate archives in my n36L.. so no probs, i'd say..

    • -4 votes

      7200 will cook the drives. I had that issue with 4x 7200 sea gates in microserver

      • +1 vote

        Wont happen straight away, after about a year the drives just started failing one after another. Haven't had any issues with 5400 drives in either micro server.

      • +6 votes

        The problem is SEAGATE not 7200. I will never touch another seagate drive for a NAS.

      • +2 votes

        That's just you, I had 5x3tb 7200 Seagates running in my Microserver for around 4-5 years and they were fine.

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          Hmmm, nope. Had 12 Seagate Constellation CS 3tb drives in a Synology with 11 fail within warranty, including 3 in 2 months, all exactly the same way. Will never touch them again, HGST/Hitachi have been the most reliable for me.

          Have used many Seagate, WD and Hitachi drives in the last 20 years. Have never had a Hitachi/HGST fail. Unfortunately bought other brands based on price and regretted it every time. Happy to stick with HGST in future. YMMV

          Am also currently dealing with a 16 drive installation of WD Red Pro's (not my choice) in Qnap with one drive failing out of the box. Replaced and was about to install as hot spare, when second drive, of same batch failed.

          Not a 1000 drive sample but hard to ignore …

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          @bigkris74: check the backblaze reporting on drives

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          Stats don't change my experience. That said …

          This pretty much matches the drive ages (same size, different model) that I am referring too.

          https://www.backblaze.com/blog/3tb-hard-drive-failure/

          And, this pretty much speaks for itself …

          https://www.extremetech.com/extreme/222267-seagate-faces-law...

          http://www.pcworld.com/article/3028981/storage/seagate-slapp...

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          @bigkris74:

          I probably should have added more context to that, the Microserver wont cook 7200 RPM drives as per the post I was replying to.

          Those 5x3tb drives actually were moved to a ML10v2 and 3 of them died at the same time, I will never by Seagate ever again.

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          No sweat, just sharing my experience. Have had MLs and Microservers. I don't think heat has ever been the problem, just Seagates aren't what they maybe once were.

    • +1 vote

      I have 2 x 8TB Seagate 7200 NAS and 2 x 4TB HGST 7200 Desktops in an N40L, runs like a dream.

    • +1 vote

      I had 4 of the 4tb drives in mine with no issue.

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      I have 6 x 4tb HGST in my N40L. not a single problem.

      if you're using all 6 internal sata drives, make sure to flash the bios with the one floating around that enables the faster speeds

      • +2 votes

        Care to share on speed increase instructions for these deal drives? Thanks.

        • +2 votes

          He means flashing the HP microserver bios to allow up to 6 drives to run at full speed. HP cripple some of ports

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          @Pksw:

          Ooh. Thanks mate. Early brain is not very good…

          Thanks op. Ordered 2 for my 216play synology

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        what is everyone running N40Ls for? Is this for business use?

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          I use one of mine as a HTPC, 6 internal sata drives. It's the best value for money NAS you can ever buy. My HTPC has 16gb ram in it.

          I use two more for NAS', one running RetroPie too connecting to a huge LCD tv in games room.

          good luck finding a 6 bay NAS with 16gb ram for under 300 bucks

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          @wingwang: that's interesting.. with abundance of streaming options and fast(ish) interenet, i didn't think there was much demand for huge storage now.

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          @chriise: As photo bucket has shown us, when things are going smooth they work, but if you get a disturbance those who have local backup will be in front.

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      I have 4 x 6TB Deskstar NAS drives in an N40L.
      They work fine, but they're REALLY loud. I wouldn't have bought them if I'd known.
      Prior to that I had 4 x 3TB Hitachi's which were quiet.
      I don't know if these have the same problem.

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        Thanks for the heads-up. I have the 4GB Deskstars and they are nice and quiet.

        I wonder if the 8TB are as noisy?

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        have you tried sticking dampeners on the drives? for the 2 internal sata drives I have in the optical bay I use a Nexus DoubleTwin anti-shock bracket it has rubber around it

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    Nice. Too bad limited to 2 per customer :(

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    I only need 2 :)

    Been waiting months for a decent deal on these.

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    Almost tempted to buy four (in two seperate transactions of course!) to fill up my Gen 8.

  • +2 votes

    Damn it OzBargain, there you go making me spend money again.

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    wow, good price!
    when i placed the order, it was US$240. did you include a basic shipping?

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    How's the warranty work on these? 3 Year limited warranty but does that cover international customers?

  • +9 votes

    would prefer a brand new than a usd one

  • +1 vote

    Good price but only complaint with these drives is they are always 3-4 degrees warmer than my WD reds.

    • +2 votes

      Makes sense given the RPM difference. WD Red is 5400. HGST NAS is 7200.

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        I've had plenty of 7200rpm drives in my server over the years and currently have a Seagate Inronwolf in there. None of them have the high temperatures of HGST drive. Would hate to have multiple ones and see what some heat soak would do. If your cooling and air flow is good there should be on problems but if not based on my experiences I would get something else

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    Thanks OP, wanted to upgrade with a higher quality large capacity drive and purchased. It was unfortunate that, when adding a HD dock, the postage increase made the added purchase prohibitive. Still that is B&H and no reflection on this post

  • -1 vote

    any SSD round ups ?

    great price by the way :)

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    Thanks OP. Are these better than WD Reds to go into a NAS?

    • -1 vote

      Nah do reds if you can. Built for nas and very reliable also can be had for the same price on special or from a duo enclosure.

    • +1 vote

      https://www.backblaze.com/blog/hard-drive-reliability-stats-...

      The failure rates are lower than the WD Reds

      • +2 votes

        So many variables at play here so very difficult to take a graph like that as gospel. For instance… I've been using all sorts of capacities of Seagate HDDs for many years in my own NAS boxes and ones built for friends, neighbours & relatives. I've only had a single HDD fail and that was a 2TB many, many years ago so my own personal experience debases the graph completely!

        I recently upgraded my own 4 x 4TB NAS to 4 x 8TB using white label shucked WDs. Sure, it's only been up for a few weeks but they're running nice & cool and the NAS is working flawlessly. They cost me far less than these HGSTs too at around $284 but they can be had for even less now. I dunno, I'm just always wary of such reports and graphs when I know the opposite is true.

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          HGST are not Seagate (they are owned by Western Digital). Where did you buy the white labels from? I run WD Reds in my home NAS and work NASs. But from what I've seen the HGST drives are reliable. I've had a few desktop HGST drives ages ago and they never died on me.

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          @nereus: Yes, I'm aware HGST's aren't Seagate however I was referring to the Seagate reliability figures quoted in the graph as an example as to why stats like that should only ever be used as a very rough guide, not as gospel.

          I got my shucked white label 8TB WDs a week or so after I researched this deal: https://www.ozbargain.com.au/node/303459

    • +1 vote

      Subjective I say. See my comments above about temperatures of both drives

      I prefer the WD reds but if your case has good airflow and don't mind extra noise these higher rpm drives might be your preference

    • +1 vote

      I've been very happy with the reliability of HGST drives in my home server over the last 6 years (8x3tb 5400/7200 Hitachi, now 5x6tb 7200 Toshiba), and would always pick HGST over any other drive for NAS use.

  • -1 vote

    anyone know if these disks will be good in HP microservers popular for NAS setups like the N40L etc.??

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    Holy heck, just delivered…talk about speedy, was labelled as estimated in 10-15 business days received in 4 business days.

    Just realised…but too late to officially "thank op"