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8TB Seagate Expansion USB 3.0 Desktop External Hard Drive $160AC

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$20 per TB. In for 1.
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These aren't as good for shucking compared to the WD's at BB right? These look like SMR 'archive' drives inside as best I can tell.
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These aren't as good for shucking compared to the WD's at BB right? These look like SMR 'archive' drives inside as best I can tell.
they can be SMR, or PMR in the form of Barracuda Pro's which go for more than the Reds
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reviews are a mixed bag, but I can say I have several of these and they have worked reliably for me. I would just advise looking into the return or RMA policy of newegg/seagate before purchasing
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Haven't bought a HD in a while, but If i needed a non portable HD why wouldn't I just crack this open and use it? Seems like the portable ones are alot cheaper these days. Also why don't they list the RPM's on some of the HD's I see for sale, do you just assume its 5400 if its not listed?
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Just like dmprlat, I came here to say $20 per TB

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Haven't bought a HD in a while, but If i needed a non portable HD why wouldn't I just crack this open and use it?
Check the "shucking" comment
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These aren't as good for shucking compared to the WD's at BB right? These look like SMR 'archive' drives inside as best I can tell.
I bought 2 of them at the very end of August when Newegg had them on sale for $150 (AC) and they are both SMRs.
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I bought 2 of them at the very end of August when Newegg had them on sale for $150 (AC) and they are both SMRs.
Do you know if they use helium?
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Do you know if they use helium?
the SMR's DO NOT, the Barracuda Pro's do.
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Sorry to sound like a newbie, but can you shuck the drive out of these enclosures and not having any issues using them as an internal drive? TIA
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the SMR's DO NOT, the Barracuda Pro's do.
Thanks for the helpful info. Do you know of any other brands that use SMR without using helium?
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Sorry to sound like a newbie, but can you shuck the drive out of these enclosures and not having any issues using them as an internal drive? TIA
As someone else mentioned, there are two drive models that can be found in these. One of them is a regular desktop drive, but the more common one is an "Archive" drive which uses shingled magnetic recording. SMR can slow down the drive considerably when data is being overwritten.

This has less of an effect on long-term storage that isn't updated frequently (like the backup tasks you'd normally use the enclosure for), but can make running applications on them particularly slow.
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As someone else mentioned, there are two drive models that can be found in these. One of them is a regular desktop drive, but the more common one is an "Archive" drive which uses shingled magnetic recording. SMR can slow down the drive considerably when data is being overwritten.

This has less of an effect on long-term storage that isn't updated frequently (like the backup tasks you'd normally use the enclosure for), but can make running applications on them particularly slow.
Sounds like these would be good for a plex server where I am just writing once and only reading when I'm streaming movies. Do you agree?
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Deal looks good, but... I...just... Can't... Trust... Seagate...reliability
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