expired Seagate BarraCuda 3TB HDD $112 Delivered @ Futu Online via eBay

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One of my NAS drives failed, so was looking for a replacement 3TB, and these seem pretty good. I'm not sure if these are optimised for NAS, or gaming or what, but I think drives are the same, with firmware tweaks. Anyway A$112 seems like a deal.

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  • +6 votes

    The ironwolf drives are NAS rated, these are not. Ironwolf drives have the warranty and different operating specifications suited to 24/7 environments.

  • +2 votes

    Seagate 3tb were some of the least reliable a year or two ago. I stay away from them. https://www.backblaze.com/blog/3tb-hard-drive-failure/ is one example discussion on their failure rates in server environments. I personally have had two die in six months.

    • -2 votes

      I personally have had two die in six months.

      That Seagate life.

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      You wouldn't use a desktop hard drive which is designed for desktop PC's in a server. That's just a stupid idea.

      The Seagate Barracuda Compute is designed only for a desktop PC or average casual use. No NAS. That would be the reason why the drive would break down in about a year if placed in a NAS or a server.

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    Had one of these in my NAS for a little over 1 year before it started getting bad sectors.

    I've since replaced it with WD Red.

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      I got a WD Red too and it's great.

      Here's a tip. The WD Elements 4TB Desktop external drives contain a WD Red 4TB HDD in it and can be shucked. I got one from one of them i bought from Officeworks and shucked it but i use it in a desktop PC. No problems at all with my movies on it.

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    A terrible idea to use this for NAS. These aren't designed for NAS at all. It has a standard firmware with no NAS feature support and isn't designed to run 24/7. You will destroy the drive in a NAS. It's the Ironwolf drives which are for NAS.

    Rather bad wording in the deal title.

  • -2 votes

    WD purple always

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    These are not NAS drives, these are the regular variety. Ironwolf is probably what you want

    • +1 vote

      Yes and this is the reason why i think the OP made a terrible choice if thinking he/she can just place it in the NAS thinking that every thing will be fine. No Barracuda drive has NAS support in the firmware. You need a HDD with complete NAS firmware support such as the WD Red or Seagate Ironwolf or else you will run into big trouble doing a NAS. It's not the same as a NAS drive and nor can you even tweak the firmware to make it like a NAS firmware drive.

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    Please don't buy these drives unless it's for a family member you now despise.

    Brand hate aside, these particular 3TB Seagates were the WORST drives in modern history, at least since the IBM Deathstars.

    I don't know if they fixed them, probably unlikely.

    And if you ignore my advice and do buy one, please don't put it in your NAS. Tick tock…

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      These are the newer Barracuda Compute drives which i don't think suffer from that issue of the previous model.

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    I reckon if you use the HDD in 1-bay NAS, that should be OK (As long as not heavy duty).

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    mmm I got my WD Reds 3TB cheaper around Xmas

    https://www.ozbargain.com.au/node/427840

    nice cheap ZFS setup.

  • +1 vote

    Wow deal is getting torched! I'm sort of glad i didn't buy these in the end. Turns out my failing disc is a WD Red, after 1.5 years. They're warranty'd for 3 years, so I'm trying to get a free replacement before going and buying another. But I have learned a lot from the feedback here. Looks like there are better choices for NAS applications. Thanks :)

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