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Promoted 06-29-2016 by Discombobulated at 01:21 AM View Original Post
Newegg.com has 2-Pack 4TB HGST Deskstar NAS 3.5" 7200 RPM Hard Drive (H3IKNAS40003272SN) on sale for $274.99. Shipping is free. Thanks TDMVP73

Note, offer valid only for June 29, 2016 or while supplies last.

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The HGST Deskstar NAS hard drive features a 7200 RPM 3.5" hard drive with an exceptional blend of reliability and performance. Transfer rates of 20% faster than 5400 RPM w/ 64MB cache; great for any use with NAS system. Each drive will cost about $137.49 - Discombobulated

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Edited June 29, 2016 at 10:00 PM by TDMVP73
Hey guys,

I didn't see this posted, so I thought I'd share. This is slightly cheaper per drive than the recent +44 FP Deal earlier this month!

SHELL SHOCKER DEAL: The HGST combo deal is valid from 12:01 AM PT to 11:59 PM PT on Wednesday, June 29th, 2016.
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Nope, no disadvantages to using a NAS drive in a desktop. Supposedly the firmware is tuned for NAS applications, but in the real world I've never seen an issue using as a desktop secondary storage drive. However, you do usually pay a premium for a NAS variant - not sure on current pricing, but you may do better for your money with an HGST non-NAS drive.

A word of caution about going with a single 6TB though. AFAIK all the 6TB drives out there are all using 5 platter designs. More disk platters=more heat, and generally speaking, 5 platter drives tend to be less reliable compared to drives with fewer platters.

Oh, and a second word of caution - if your data is important, *definitely* don't go with a single large capacity drive! No matter how reliable the brand, they're all gonna fail someday, probably at the worst possible moment. Either buy two identical drives (like these) and setup a RAID 1 (yeah yeah fellow nerds, RAID is not a backup, but it's better than nothing) which will provide duplicate copies of the data, or better yet, use the second drive externally to periodically backup. (An external backup disconnected when not in use has advantages over RAID since it isn't going to, say, start on fire if your power supply pops and takes down your gear, nor will it get infected if your system happens to get hit with malware.)

(EDIT: I didn't reed gud - you have ITX w/ 1 spot for a drive; RAID 1 is a no go. So external backup it is.)

Hope this helps!

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Good drives and an even better price. Five of these drives here and they've been running flawlessly since I got them.
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For those who want high quality 7,200RPM 4TB drives this is a solid deal. Given the limited remaining HDD vendor options, you can't beat HGST at this point, and it's not even close.

Personally I'm holding out for another eventual sub-$100 deal on the 4TB 5,400RPM version from HGST. (I've never seen the benefit of higher RPM drives in a NAS, but to each their own.)
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This is a bit tangential, but I've been looking for a drive to put in my desktop in the 4~6 TB range. I'm aware of the advantages of a NAS drive in a NAS, but are there any advantage/disadvantage to using a NAS drive in a desktop? I'll be using an SSD for OS/apps, and the hdd would be for data storage (pictures, videos, movies, etc). I was thinking of getting the HGST desktop non-NAS drive, but it looks like those only go up to 4TB. I would prefer to get a 6TB drive - I have an ITX setup and only one 3.5" slot available, so I'd rather just get a big drive and not worry about it for a while (which is also why I'm looking at the high-reliability HGST drives)
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This is a bit tangential, but I've been looking for a drive to put in my desktop in the 4~6 TB range. I'm aware of the advantages of a NAS drive in a NAS, but are there any advantage/disadvantage to using a NAS drive in a desktop? I'll be using an SSD for OS/apps, and the hdd would be for data storage (pictures, videos, movies, etc). I was thinking of getting the HGST desktop non-NAS drive, but it looks like those only go up to 4TB. I would prefer to get a 6TB drive - I have an ITX setup and only one 3.5" slot available, so I'd rather just get a big drive and not worry about it for a while (which is also why I'm looking at the high-reliability HGST drives)
Nope, no disadvantages to using a NAS drive in a desktop. Supposedly the firmware is tuned for NAS applications, but in the real world I've never seen an issue using as a desktop secondary storage drive. However, you do usually pay a premium for a NAS variant - not sure on current pricing, but you may do better for your money with an HGST non-NAS drive.

A word of caution about going with a single 6TB though. AFAIK all the 6TB drives out there are all using 5 platter designs. More disk platters=more heat, and generally speaking, 5 platter drives tend to be less reliable compared to drives with fewer platters.

Oh, and a second word of caution - if your data is important, *definitely* don't go with a single large capacity drive! No matter how reliable the brand, they're all gonna fail someday, probably at the worst possible moment. Either buy two identical drives (like these) and setup a RAID 1 (yeah yeah fellow nerds, RAID is not a backup, but it's better than nothing) which will provide duplicate copies of the data, or better yet, use the second drive externally to periodically backup. (An external backup disconnected when not in use has advantages over RAID since it isn't going to, say, start on fire if your power supply pops and takes down your gear, nor will it get infected if your system happens to get hit with malware.)

(EDIT: I didn't reed gud - you have ITX w/ 1 spot for a drive; RAID 1 is a no go. So external backup it is.)

Hope this helps!
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Last edited by geezeefosheezee June 29, 2016 at 12:00 AM
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Nope, no disadvantages to using a NAS drive in a desktop. Supposedly the firmware is tuned for NAS applications, but in the real world I've never seen an issue using as a desktop secondary storage drive. However, you do usually pay a premium for a NAS variant - not sure on current pricing, but you may do better for your money with an HGST non-NAS drive.

A word of caution about going with a single 6TB though. AFAIK all the 6TB drives out there are all using 5 platter designs. More disk platters=more heat, and generally speaking, 5 platter drives tend to be less reliable compared to drives with fewer platters.

Oh, and a second word of caution - if your data is important, *definitely* don't go with a single large capacity drive! No matter how reliable the brand, they're all gonna fail someday, probably at the worst possible moment. Either buy two identical drives (like these) and setup a RAID 1 (yeah yeah fellow nerds, RAID is not a backup, but it's better than nothing) which will provide duplicate copies of the data, or better yet, use the second drive externally to periodically backup. (An external backup disconnected when not in use has advantages over RAID since it isn't going to, say, start on fire if your power supply pops and takes down your gear, nor will it get infected if your system happens to get hit with malware.)

(EDIT: I didn't reed gud - you have ITX w/ 1 spot for a drive; RAID 1 is a no go. So external backup it is.)

Hope this helps!
Yes, very helpful. Thanks! RAID1 is not an option, but I do have a 2 x 3TB NAS where the irreplaceable stuff will be backed up (photos, home videos, etc). I definitely value redundancy over individual drive reliability.
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Yes, very helpful. Thanks! RAID1 is not an option, but I do have a 2 x 3TB NAS where the irreplaceable stuff will be backed up (photos, home videos, etc). I definitely value redundancy over individual drive reliability.
Little off topic but have you looked into free cloud storage for your photos and videos? I highly recommend Google Photos.

p.s. Thanks.op for the deal. Just purchased, will slap these in my new Inwin 805 Infinity case when it arrives and setup raid 1.
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Good drives and an even better price. Five of these drives here and they've been running flawlessly since I got them.
Since when? Useless information without that crucial piece.
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Good deal
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got one, thanks
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Been waiting for these to go on sale. Any tips on setting up Storage Spaces on a Windows Server with these drives?
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Can I mix these with 2x 4TB WD Red drives in a Synology NAS using SHR?
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Quote from jonbuttcheeks View Post :
Little off topic but have you looked into free cloud storage for your photos and videos? I highly recommend Google Photos.

p.s. Thanks.op for the deal. Just purchased, will slap these in my new Inwin 805 Infinity case when it arrives and setup raid 1.

You may not be quite as excited about Google photos if knew how the AI works and the data it's collecting on you.

Pretty creepy actually and only for people that don't understand the meaning of the word "privacy", which unfortunately includes many people.

Google is certainly not alone in what they're doing but I would suggest everyone at least read about it before using it and make an informed decision about losing your privacy.

Back OT, this is a pretty good deal and beats the hell out of anything you're going to get from WD Red drives, which are just over-priced green drives under the new label... TU
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Are these TLER drives?
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