out of stock Lacie Porsche Design Desktop Drive 6TB $152.15 for eBay Plus Member or $161.10 for Non Members @ Ninja Buy eBay

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Thanks to https://www.ozbargain.com.au/node/456330

Saw some 4TB and 8TB Seagate HDD deals. Surprised no one has posted this yet.

It is a Seagate Drive inside according to my research. Not sure what type. Mine arrived yesterday but I have not opened it yet.

To shuck, look for the 2 little openings where the light is, between the front plate and thr housing.

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Comments

  • +1 vote

    would be curious if it is an archive drive , desktop or nas inside ?

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      It’s was a barracuda drive in the last 8TB version of this last time.

      • +2 votes

        If you're avoiding archive drives due to them being SMR, then you'll also want to avoid recent Barracuda drives: https://www.reddit.com/r/DataHoarder/comments/86sf1z/psa_reg...

        I unknowingly put one into my software raid5 array and experienced no end of issues as a result.

        • +1 vote

          Agree with SMR drives being highly unreliable. Unknowingly purchased 2x 8TB externals when they were originally released, both of which died weird deaths. First one died after 8 hours use (was working fine 1 minute, then suddenly dead the next (no platter spin), the second after just over 100 hours (clicking). Seagate direct RMA experience was excellent (received replacements within a week of shipping them to their Sydney address), but I never touched another SMR.

          10+ TB Seagate drives aren't SMR as far as I know. I managed to pickup a few new 10TB WD external drives ($200 each, seller on GT), and found they all had WD100EMAZ-00WJTA0 Helium filled drives in them.

        • -2 votes

          Yes because you need a hard drive with a NAS feature supporting firmware or it will spit the dummy fast if you put an ordinary hard drive in in a NAS. That is where you went wrong. You needed a WD Red or Seagate Ironwolf. Those drives not only have a NAS firmware but are also designed to run 24/7 but a Seagate Barracuda is neither.

          • +1 vote

            @hollykryten:

            Yes because you need a hard drive with a NAS feature supporting firmware or it will spit the dummy fast if you put an ordinary hard drive in in a NAS

            No it won't.

            You can use a normal drive in a nas.
            That's what people did 5-6 years ago when there were no such things as nas drives.

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              @spaceflight: Yeah you do or else the drive will have no supporting NAS features and it may get knocked out out of the NAS. It is purpose built for NAS.

              Then why do manufacturers make NAS drive firmware huh.

              Yeah and people were having issues with those ordinary drives in the NAS 5 to 6 years ago.

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                @hollykryten:

                Then why do manufacturers make NAS drive firmware huh.

                To optimise them for the environment they are in with things like TLER.

                Manufacturers could still one drive and let you set the firmware to how you use the drive but that would reduce their market and ability to sell drives at different prices.

                People used to buy cheap WD Green drives and alter their firmware (enable TLER and disable aggressive parking) to run them in a RAID. WD responded by locking down the Green drives' firmware and releasing the new WD Red drives - hardware that was identical to the Green drives, but had the firmware tweaks already applied.

                However you can use a normal drive in a NAS.

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              @spaceflight: I agree with spackbace 100%. Coming from my experience, I've had 2 x NAS 2TB drives and 2 x Standard 2TB Seagate drives in a RAID 5 setup on a media server running 24/7 for a good 8 years.
              The standard drives are still going strong with no issues yet I've had to replace one of the NAS drives 3 years into it and the other a few months ago.

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    I really love these enclosures as they’re metal too for the top half. Drive inside isn’t really great for a NAS shuck like the 8TB+ WD’s.

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    PHOENIX?

  • +1 vote

    I don't like the fact that it has a slim USB 3.0 port. Looks like it is the same as on the Samsung Galaxy S5. Basically it is a microUSB port with an extra bit added on the side. Would much rather like a regular USB3 port or at least a full size USB port.

  • +1 vote

    A bit ugly, as has that weird USB type instead of USB C or something more common.

  • -2 votes

    usb2 in 2019

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    Would this be okay to connect to PS4? My portable WD died last night along with 800gb of games on it :(

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    All gone. Sorry.

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    https://www.mwave.com.au/product/lacie-6tb-porsche-design-us...

    169 from mwave direct website

    Or at their eBay site approx $160 with Phoenix free shipping. Only 2 left.

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