Historical Low without ebay plus for this drive? Maybe. Great deal. Keep in mind it is the slower type of HDD SMR or CMR. I forgot.
So this is SMR?
Yes. Most people want CMR drives, not SMR.
$190 at PCByte: https://www.pcbyte.com.au/p/seagate-barracuda-3-5-8tb-sata-i...
Fair, but if you have a local PLE, this would end up being cheaper.
$196 shipped with ebay plus
What coupon are you using to get $196?
PLBF20 gives you $196
Please read the description
Good for nas?
No. Smr drives are not suitable for striped array.
Meh, been using 8 of these in my NAS for 4 years, 24/7.
I don't think seagate barracudas of that high capacity were smr back then. In fact they didn't even start shipping them to aus until 2014.
So it's likely your experience is anecdotal and not related.
In any case, the issue is the rebuild times with smr drives. A parity rebuild is likely to fail or take weeks compared to CMR technology. Which means running any sort of raid is pointless because the redundancy doesn't work.
@thedean: It's the exact same model - they don't change storage technology and not change the model.
Believe what you want but I bought them to populate my DS1817+ (2017 model).
My "experience" is first hand. What is yours?
@gadgetguy: Apologies, I misread 4 years for 8.
They are fine until you need to do a resilver.