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Newegg.com has 8TB HGST Deskstar NAS 7200RPM 3.5" Hard Drive (0S04012) on sale for $259.99 - $50 off w/ promo code CM17HRD07 = $209.99. Shipping is free. Thanks sr71
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NAS drives are geared toward using in a NAS because they run cooler, are designed for more constant use, and have shorter read error recovery timeouts (this prevents them from taking too long and being dropped by a RAID controller, which can cause all sorts of issues). Basically, you can use a NAS drive in a NAS or a regular computer, and you can use a regular desktop drive in either as long as it's not running in RAID, though a NAS drive will, in theory, have more endurance. Since NAS drives are often just as cheap or even cheaper, there's really no reason to not go with them, except that they won't try as hard as a desktop drive to recover a read error, so that could potentially be an issue, but I'm not sure how significant that would be, and supposedly at least some of them can be adjusted (I think by flashing with a desktop firmware, but haven't looked into this yet). As for running non-NAS drives 24/7, that's perfectly ok for normal consumer use, since they're idling most of the time. The increased endurance of NAS/surveillance/enterprise drives is more related to actual use, i.e. data being read from and written to them on a regular basis. If you're just using them to store videos that a couple people then stream from them, desktop drives are fine, and those Hitachi drives are perfectly fine in that use case.
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See my earlier comments. As for Seagate reliability, I've used almost exclusively Seagate for years, using a couple dozen drives or so during that time, currently using about a dozen, and no issues at all. Also, Backblaze data shows Seagates 4TB and up are very reliable. The reason many people think Seagates are not reliable is because of Backblaze data a few years back showing poor reliability mainly for their 3TB drives. The problems with this are that a) other capacities were much more reliable, b) other brands had issues with 3TB drives as well, and c) Backblaze didn't have as much data on the other brands, so Seagate looked particularly bad. From everything I've read, from Backblaze to forums to user reviews on Amazon and Newegg, Seagate and WD are probably pretty comparable in reliability and HGST is probably slightly better, but they're all so close that personally I'd just go with whatever is cheapest, unless noise or performance are specific concerns, in which case the HGST drives are probably the loudest and it seems to be a tossup between WD and Seagate, and WD drives are going to be slower due to a slower rotational speed, though for just data storage they'll be plenty fast enough due to the high density.
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Looks like savings caped at 250$ but still a good price! Thanks.
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How are NAS HDDs different from normal HDDs?
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How are NAS HDDs different from normal HDDs?
Designed to run 24/7
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Looks like normally $252 on Amazon.

https://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_s...s=8TB+HGST
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Im running 4 Hitachi Ultrastar drives for my plex for over a year. 24 hours straight. ( only shuts down for window updates) Are these bad drives to run 24 hours straight???? Ts140 with 32 ram. I7 4770. With back up movies to usb hard drive. 1 once a day. My drives bad choice??? Opinions welcomed.
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Bought two of these plus used the RMN $25 rebate when spending $350+. Even better deal than the two Seagate IronWolf 8TB drives I just bought on Amazon for $210 each ($223 after tax), in fact $25 less each. I'm tempted to cancel that order and get a couple more of the HGST drives, but I'm concerned about noise from them.
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I love how they bump the price to give you more $$$ off. Yesterday this drive was $249; now it's $259 with $50 off.

Still a great deal though... these are good drives.
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Hmm. Was thinking we purple for my new nvr.. Should I get this instead?
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Im running 4 Hitachi Ultrastar drives for my plex for over a year. 24 hours straight. Are these bad drives to run 24 hours straight???? Ts140 with 32 ram. I7 4470. With back up movies to usb drive. 1 once a day. My drives bad choice??? Opinions welcomed.
NAS drives are geared toward using in a NAS because they run cooler, are designed for more constant use, and have shorter read error recovery timeouts (this prevents them from taking too long and being dropped by a RAID controller, which can cause all sorts of issues). Basically, you can use a NAS drive in a NAS or a regular computer, and you can use a regular desktop drive in either as long as it's not running in RAID, though a NAS drive will, in theory, have more endurance. Since NAS drives are often just as cheap or even cheaper, there's really no reason to not go with them, except that they won't try as hard as a desktop drive to recover a read error, so that could potentially be an issue, but I'm not sure how significant that would be, and supposedly at least some of them can be adjusted (I think by flashing with a desktop firmware, but haven't looked into this yet). As for running non-NAS drives 24/7, that's perfectly ok for normal consumer use, since they're idling most of the time. The increased endurance of NAS/surveillance/enterprise drives is more related to actual use, i.e. data being read from and written to them on a regular basis. If you're just using them to store videos that a couple people then stream from them, desktop drives are fine, and those Hitachi drives are perfectly fine in that use case.
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NAS drives are geared toward using in a NAS because they run cooler, are designed for more constant use, and have shorter read error recovery timeouts (this prevents them from taking too long and being dropped by a RAID controller, which can cause all sorts of issues). Basically, you can use a NAS drive in a NAS or a regular computer, and you can use a regular desktop drive in either as long as it's not running in RAID, though a NAS drive will, in theory, have more endurance. Since NAS drives are often just as cheap or even cheaper, there's really no reason to not go with them, except that they won't try as hard as a desktop drive to recover a read error, so that could potentially be an issue, but I'm not sure how significant that would be, and supposedly at least some of them can be adjusted (I think by flashing with a desktop firmware, but haven't looked into this yet). As for running non-NAS drives 24/7, that's perfectly ok for normal consumer use, since they're idling most of the time. The increased endurance of NAS/surveillance/enterprise drives is more related to actual use, i.e. data being read from and written to them on a regular basis. If you're just using them to store videos that a couple people then stream from them, desktop drives are fine, and those Hitachi drives are perfectly fine in that use case.
Awesome!! Thank you very much for the reply. Wasn't sure.... My drives haven't hippcuped yet. Just wasn't sure to switch to nas drives. Thank you for the help!
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Hmm. Was thinking we purple for my new nvr.. Should I get this instead?
Either will probably work fine, but unless the purple is a lot cheaper, which is highly unlikely, I'd go with this one over that. Surveillance drives are meant for constant, sequential, linear writing and may not be well-suited to a DVR/NVR-type use where the drive will be jumping around a lot more (in surveillance use it just keeps writing without hopping around to different spots on the disk whereas with a DVR, as you record/watch/delete videos, you'll create pockets of available space to record new videos, so it will be jumping around between those, not to mention if recording more than one thing at a time and/or recording and watching at the same time).
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HGST's are usually more expensive than other hard-drive brands but have been shown in the past to produce a longer lifetime and lower failure rate.
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8tb should be big enough to store my midget porn
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