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Last Edited by gonepostl November 24, 2017 at 01:28 PM
Newegg has the same deal on the FireCuda 2tb to avoid the tax for some people. Not sure about the other drives. Shoprunner and Newegg premier applies as well. If you don't have either, you can still pick free shipping during checkout.

https://www.newegg.com/Product/Pr...r=1&cm_sp=

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Weird. I am and have been running many of these drives since they came out. I am not using RAID, but I am using them in a media server. They have worked flawlessly and I have had zero problems. I am using drive pool. Currently have 160 TB in one pool on the server. There are 14 8TB drives in the pool, of those 11 are Seagates like this deal, and 3 are WDCs I picked up this summer. I fail to see a difference in performance, heat, etc.I monitor my drive health very closely, including SMART data and Stablebits Scanner. The two brands are performing the same.

Perhaps share with us your experience with how they don't do the job they were designed for rather than how they are no good for a job they aren't designed for. Thanks.

I should add I write TBs of data to the pool daily and read from the pool all day and sometimes all night as well. Without any issues. For my use, these Seagates are the best price / performance point, I bought the Reds this summer to test them against the Seagates, because the price was good at the time. Again, no difference in performance to this point.
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Newegg.com [newegg.com] has the same deal to avoid the tax for some people.
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These Seagate drives have actually been astoundingly reliable for me. I run 8 of these in a Qnap NAS in Raid 6. 40 TB of RAID storage for my Plex server. Around 10 adults share the server without issues. I have filled up 30TB already. My drive activity lights pretty much blink 24x7

I am surprised that these drives have lasted me 3 years already. Reliability has been excellent for such a heavy use server. I had bad experiences with Seagate drives b4 and keep expecting these to die

The drives are definitely slow tho. Normally you get faster performance when you Raid drives due to sequential reading of striped data across multiple disks. But with these disks, there is no performance increase.

Write performance sucks with these. If you want a Fast drive, these are not it. These disks are dirt slow

I have the I7 in my Qnap NAS so I transcode well. Using hardware acceleration is blocky but watchable. I created a 2nd Plex server within a VM on the Qnap with hardware transcoding turned off. So when I want perfect quality I use the 2nd Plex server I don't know what my maximum is but I have streamed 5 1080p movies with no problems

I was told not to use these disks in a Raid set or in heavy use. I did it anyways and built myself 40 TB Raid 6 server Plex server Awesomeness for 3 years now

I bought them at $199, WD NAS 8tb drives were $350 so I saved myself $1200 going with these in a set of 8
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Which one is good for ps4
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Which one is good for ps4
I'd go with the Firecuda and replace the internal drive. Otherwise, get the largest external you can afford and plug it in a USB port.
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Is the 4TB 5400rpm only?
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Which one is good for ps4
Firecuda definitely.

http://www.eurogamer.net/articles...2tb-review
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Are the 8 tb good to be used internally for a plex server? Does anyone know what drives are inside?
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Do the 8TB versions have the proprietary BS connector, instead of SATA, to prevent people from ripping the drives out for internal use?
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Do the 8TB versions have the proprietary BS connector, instead of SATA, to prevent people from ripping the drives out for internal use?
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Are the 8 tb good to be used internally for a plex server? Does anyone know what drives are inside?
if you are looking for 8TB. do yourself a favor and spend the extra $18 on the WD easyshare at BB. the seagate drive here is complete garbage

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the drive inside is an 8TB seagate "archive" drive. if you try to use it for RAID, DVR or even as a media server, it will due in very short order. it's meant for occasional sequential writes/read, never for moderate or high IOPS operations. RAID or DVR is practically a death sentence for these drives. as for PLEX/media server use, it depends on how often you use it. if you use it a few times a week, get something else.
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Newegg.com [newegg.com] has the same deal to avoid the tax for some people.
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Do the 8TB versions have the proprietary BS connector, instead of SATA, to prevent people from ripping the drives out for internal use?
It shouldn't but go for the WD 8TB at best buy instead since it has a Red NAS drive for only a few bucks more
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In for one. My 2 TB is getting full for porn already Frown lol
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It shouldn't but go for the WD 8TB at best buy instead since it has a Red NAS drive for only a few bucks more
Link from Bestbuy please? One I saw cost $349
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In for one. My 2 TB is getting full for porn already Frown lol
Nicely done. Goodjob!Applause
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