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I just hate the fact that Amazon has a single landing page for multiple models, and the comments and ratings for all of the models are lumped together. Makes it impossible to determine which comments/ratings are specific to this model.
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The WD drive is definitely a better drive being the typically faster 7,200 RPM drive, but I've been shucking these for about 3 years and haven't had one fail yet. I've been keeping them rubber mounted with fans directly on them in a Fractal case, so I do believe that helps, but they're being used in a Plex server that's been on 24x7 for over 3 years. Not saying there aren't plenty of bad drives out there, but mine have been holding up well in this specific use case.
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Lots of one star reviews with early failures.

My 5TB version of this lasted just past a year of irregular backup use before it started to whine and slow down.
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I would avoid this drive. I'm waiting for the Best Buy 8tb WD deal
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I would avoid this drive. I'm waiting for the Best Buy 8tb WD deal
tenkayLots of one star reviews with early failures.

My 5TB version of this lasted just past a year of irregular backup use before it started to whine and slow down.
​me too, waiting for it to drop to $140... this is for those who can't wait. Smilie
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The WD drive is definitely a better drive being the typically faster 7,200 RPM drive, but I've been shucking these for about 3 years and haven't had one fail yet. I've been keeping them rubber mounted with fans directly on them in a Fractal case, so I do believe that helps, but they're being used in a Plex server that's been on 24x7 for over 3 years. Not saying there aren't plenty of bad drives out there, but mine have been holding up well in this specific use case.
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Guess I have just been lucky. Have had one of these with the hub built
in for over 2 years now and it runs fine. It has been powered up since
I received it.
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I just hate the fact that Amazon has a single landing page for multiple models, and the comments and ratings for all of the models are lumped together. Makes it impossible to determine which comments/ratings are specific to this model.
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I would avoid this drive. I'm waiting for the Best Buy 8tb WD deal
When is this deal happening?
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I've had nothing but disrespect for Seagates for years after several experiences. They used to make an external drive like the WD Passport, but theirs wasn't bus powered and required an external PSU. All of them eventually bricked and lost all data. Other experiences and current comments indicate not much improvement.
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All my failure drives came from Seagate. Only by WD now.. usually rebadged Hitachi or Toshiba enterprise drives.
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Most of my failures have come from Toshiba (literally 3 in a row, RMA and retest, fail again), but I've also had failures from WD, Hitachi, Seagate and Samsung.

I'm curious how many equate failures of 1tb - 3tb drives of 4 to 8 years ago with drives produced today.
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The WD drive is definitely a better drive being the typically faster 7,200 RPM drive, but I've been shucking these for about 3 years and haven't had one fail yet. I've been keeping them rubber mounted with fans directly on them in a Fractal case, so I do believe that helps, but they're being used in a Plex server that's been on 24x7 for over 3 years. Not saying there aren't plenty of bad drives out there, but mine have been holding up well in this specific use case.
What type drive do you usually find when you pull these from the enclosure?
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I just hate the fact that Amazon has a single landing page for multiple models, and the comments and ratings for all of the models are lumped together. Makes it impossible to determine which comments/ratings are specific to this model.
You may choose comments related to specific model when you open all reviewes. There are some filters there
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