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4TB HGST Deskstar CoolSpin Hard Drive Retail Kit $88 @Frys (w/emailed code 0700PT) 11/27 only

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That is a sick price.
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Good price, anybody knows the quality of this brand?
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This is a really good price and I'm curious about reliability, as well. I have a first gen i7(-860) with a Gigabyte GA-P55A-UD4P mobo. I've been out of the loop for a while; would anyone be able to tell me if my PC will be able to support >2 TB HDDs?

Also, does this drive excessively park the head?
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5400rpm
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no worries, these are rated for 24/7 on HGSTs datasheet - you can scan through prev threads

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Good price, anybody knows the quality of this brand?
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This is a really good price and I'm curious about reliability, as well. I have a first gen i7(-860) with a Gigabyte GA-P55A-UD4P mobo. I've been out of the loop for a while; would anyone be able to tell me if my PC will be able to support >2 TB HDDs?

Also, does this drive excessively park the head?
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They will have a 5TB external for $88 sometime today.
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Quote from magicchef View Post :
This is a really good price and I'm curious about reliability, as well. I have a first gen i7(-860) with a Gigabyte GA-P55A-UD4P mobo. I've been out of the loop for a while; would anyone be able to tell me if my PC will be able to support >2 TB HDDs?

Also, does this drive excessively park the head?
the bios doesn't support 2.2+ drives but you add a cheap SATA controller card make it play.
there may be other O/S issues like Win7 only recognizes 4TB for non-boot partitions
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the ad says in store and online but the website says "coming soon"
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They will have a 5TB external for $88 sometime today.
I think you should hold out for when they have 4 Petabyte drives for $88.
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Quote from Atarata View Post :
Good price, anybody knows the quality of this brand?
Hitachi HGST is one of the best HDD manufacturer. IMO better than Seagate. Same level with WD.
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the bios doesn't support 2.2+ drives but you add a cheap SATA controller card make it play.
there may be other O/S issues like Win7 only recognizes 4TB for non-boot partitions
Thank you so much for your input. I'd be using this only for media storage, rather than a boot drive. To double-check, even if I initialize this drive as GPT, all 4 TB will not be properly recognized without a SATA controller card?
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HGST / Toshiba >= WD >>>>> Seagate (3.5" drives)
See Backblaze's results (and my own anecdotal evidence running a crap ton of HGST drives 24/7/365 for the last decade)

Seagate was great until it shat the bed with the 7200.11, and it's been kinda sorta maybe okay since then.
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I, for one, will not be getting in on this deal. Not because it's not a deal, but the email I have set up to give me the promo code is being blocked by my work email's spam blocker. It won't let me release them from quarantine because I can't access my VPN on a mobile device (and don't have my laptop with me). Lesson learned. I did, at least get the Newegg deal on the Seagate 4TB internal for $99.99 (-$10 promo code). Stacked it with the $15 Visa Checkout statement credit for an effective price of $75. And, yes, I know HGST > Seagate and the Seagate drive is more suited for 8hrs/5 days operation. Mine will be going into a HTPC running 24/7. Oh well...

Oh, and I have been in the market for 4TB drives for a long time. I've done a lot of homework and seen the Backblaze reports. At least the gap in reliability is not substantial between Seagate and HGST -- when it comes to 4TB drives only. 3TB Seagates have terrible reliability, but that's not comparing apples to apples. I'm content with my Seagate for $13 less, but I would probably still strongly consider this one as well. Those who get this will not be disappointed.
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