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Seagate BarraCuda 8TB Internal HDD $238.29 + Delivery (Free Shipping with Prime) @ Amazon US via AU

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8TB Seagate Barracuda internal HDD for $237.16 $238.29, I've been on the hunt for an internal drive with a decent capacity and this is the best deal I've seen in a long time.

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    Are Seagate drives trustworthy these days?

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      no hard drives are trustworthy.

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        Surely some are better than others.

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          yeah NAS drives are better than others.

    • +7 votes

      If you do a quick google, you will find eleventy billion reviews that seagate drives failed on a person.

      Likewise if you do a quick google, you will find eleventy billion reviews that western digital drives failed on people.

      Basically, all HDDs have a risk of failure because they are mechanical and have moving parts. Brand wise, it's mostly just pot luck and (IMO) how well you treat it in your system - i.e. cooling, vibrtation, workload, power supply quality etc. Soooooo many variables that IMO its impossible to say if any of the major brands of HDDs are worse than the other.

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      I've got one that has been running for 3 years now, no issues.

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      I like having a look over Backblaze’s hard drive stats. They’re a cloud storage provider (that I don’t use) that publish the reliability data of the disks they use - https://www.backblaze.com/b2/hard-drive-test-data.html

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        Based on that, Hitachi drives seem to have a far lower failure rate- they've been acquired by WD now?

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    is this suitable for use in NAS ?

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      based on this comparison against seagate ironwolf, I'd say not: https://www.vueville.com/home-security/cctv/nvr/seagate-iron...

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        Going to the source of that site, the backblaze report, with a failure rate of under 1% I’d say these seem fine. The failure rate for 2018 was bellow the average.

        Can’t see anything in that link above that really sells the argument to not use barracudas, especially if the price difference will be considerable. I’d feel pretty comfortable using one based on the data given, although normal disclaimers about backups etc apply.

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      Yes, it would appear so - the previous 8tb desktop model DM002 does feature in the backblaze stats and the failure rate is 1%ish, which is decent.

      Given the price, I'd say this is a very good proposition.

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    Seems fishy.

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      No need to be so salty

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      Takes a squid to know!

  • +3 votes

    On a dollars per TB basis users are a bit worse off shucking the 10TB expansion drive here https://www.amazon.com.au/Seagate-Expansion-Desktop-External...
    The advantage of shucking is getting a helium drive over an SMR drive.

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      https://www.amazon.com.au/10TB-Elements-Desktop-Drive-WDBWLG...
      This is $6.39 cheaper, grabbed one before Christmas and confirmed the internal drive to be a WD100EMAZ

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        These drive are good. Currently using the 5Terabyte drive with USB3. Transfer speeds about 115Mbs on Usersbench test.

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          115Mbs? That's ridiculously slow for a SATA3 drive running on USB3.

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      I almost regret not buying it when it was on the last deal posted on here… but that being said, the Op's deal isn't bad if you don't want to shuck and just want a basic 5400rpm 8TB hard drive for your desktop.

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    Careful how you read the backblaze report.

    https://www.backblaze.com/blog/hard-drive-stats-q2-2019/

    For one thing, they don't quote any use of the current model seagate desktop 8tb ST8000DM004 yet.

    They do quote usage of possibly the previous desktop drive in ST8000DM002 which is now EOL. The failure rate on that drive isn't particularly bad (1% ish)
    https://www.scorptec.com.au/product/Hard-Drives-&-SSDs/HDD-3...

    The bigger failures for 8TB on the Q2 report are on this drive - a 7200 RPM enterprise drive
    https://www.scorptec.com.au/product/Hard-Drives-&-SSDs/HDD-3...

    Even then, you're looking at an annualised failure rate of under 3%. Personally, given the fact that the drive is around $100 cheaper than the WD Reds I bought this week, I'd say that is worth the price. If the price were closer, I'd take something other than seagate.