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Will this work any good in a home NAS used strictly for movies?
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Almost got two of these, ended up going with the two seagate 3Tb for $140 bundle instead. FYI, both the seagate and toshiba drives have poor reviews on newegg but excellent reviews on amazon. As usual, take the bad reviews with a grain of salt, they seem to be par for the course on newegg. Good price for 3Tbytes that wont break the bank.
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https://www.newegg.com/Product/Pr...6822149633

4TB Seagate Barracuda [newegg.com] ST4000DM005 is 93.99AC
w/code EMCXEEE63
Amazon prime has the 3TB Toshiba for slighly more, $76.77.
https://www.amazon.com/Toshiba-De...B013JPLOQQ
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Will this work any good in a home NAS used strictly for movies?


Only my opinion, but I would run 5400 RPM drives like WD Blue or the like for an NAS
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Almost got two of these, ended up going with the two seagate 3Tb for $140 bundle instead. FYI, both the seagate and toshiba drives have poor reviews on newegg but excellent reviews on amazon. As usual, take the bad reviews with a grain of salt, they seem to be par for the course on newegg. Good price for 3Tbytes that wont break the bank.
Seagates have failure rate about 31% and 18% for some of their 4TB models. Toshiba has a failure rate of 0.00% for their equivalent.
I am not touching Seagates ever again.
Checkout: https://www.backblaze.com/blog/ha...s-q3-2017/
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Seagates have failure rate about 31% and 18% for some of their 4TB models. Toshiba has a failure rate of 0.00% for their equivalent.
I am not touching Seagates ever again.
Checkout: https://www.backblaze.com/blog/ha...s-q3-2017/
How is this even relevant? The 3tb seagate and toshiba models in this thread have not even been reviewed or tracked by backblaze. As somebody has posted in a previous hdd deal, by the time backblaze has statistics on a drive it is an obsolete model that has been superceded by something else.

The m0001 seagate 3Tb model has known issues, however the current m0008 3tb that i purchased and is currently 2 for $140 has 4.3/5 score with 1600 reviewers on amazon vs 4.5/5 from 181 reviewers for the toshiba. I consider these both to be good scores when I take into consideration that reviews tend to be left by people who have had a bad experience rather than a positive one.

There are way too many vague stories on these deal threads about hdd failure rates and which drive is supposedly the best, with no statistics to back them up. These are both going into a very low budget diy NAS I am building that is for learning purposes and that will get very light use. For $70 per 3tb I can afford to get two drives and get up and running with a Raid1 with the hopes of getting a good deal on a 6tb or 8tb later on to use for backing up my 3tb NAS.
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How is this even relevant? The 3tb seagate and toshiba models in this thread have not even been reviewed or tracked by backblaze. As somebody has posted in a previous hdd deal, by the time backblaze has statistics on a drive it is an obsolete model that has been superceded by something else.

The m0001 seagate 3rb model has known issues, however the current m0008 3tb has 4.3/5 score with 1600 reviewers on amazon. There are way too many vague stories on these deal threads about hdd failure rates and which drive is supposedly the best. For $70 per 3tb I can afford to get two and use one as a backup to clone the main drive in case of failure.
Dude if the price is all you are after, then go for it. I am just letting people know the reliability of seagate products in general because other may not be as informed.

The issues of previous drives are not solved within a quarter or two. Systematic quality standard through the entire supply chain and quality system need to be implemented.

A 30% failure rate is enough for me to stay away from a brand entirely.

I rather not having a hard drive fail on me and having to recover data and stress for $20 bucks saving.

The title has a 4TB drive in the thread so I left it there.
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Dude if the price is all you are after, then go for it. I am just letting people know the reliability of seagate products in general because other may not be as informed.

The issues of previous drives are not solved within a quarter or two. Systematic quality standard through the entire supply chain and quality system need to be implemented.

A 30% failure rate is enough for me to stay away from a brand entirely.

I rather not having a hard drive fail on me and having to recover data and stress for $20 bucks saving.

The title has a 4TB drive in the thread so I left it there.
I get what you are saying. And yes, price is the main factor for me, with the favorable ratings on amazon also being taken into consideration.
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