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How does this compare this to WD 8tb harddrive [bestbuy.com] (Model: WDBCKA0080HBK-NESN)? Any comments? Thanks!
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If you enjoy drive failure and data loss, buy Seagate.
I have 4 ST4000DM000 with 33,400 hours on them and counting in my NAS with 0 errors. There are bum models occasionally from pretty much all manufacturers. Backblaze stats are nice because their storage model uses consumer drives with less mtbf but more physical drives to increase redundancy to offset the cost of using Enterprise drive models. This gives us regular consumers absolute worst case failure statistics.
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How does this compare this to WD 8tb harddrive [bestbuy.com] (Model: WDBCKA0080HBK-NESN)? Any comments? Thanks!
According to Backblaze which uses more hard drives than we ever will, Seagate is only slightly behind WD for reliability. Seagate 3tb drives were horrendous though.
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Looks like Archive drives, at least according to this: https://www.google.com/amp/s/amp....expansion/ . Shuckable though!
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If you enjoy drive failure and data loss, buy Seagate.
Thank you for your advice!
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Looks like Archive drives, at least according to this: https://www.google.com/amp/s/amp....expansion/ . Shuckable though!
Pardon the ignorance, but what is an "archive drive"?
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So does this allow you access data from both USB slots at the same time?
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Pardon the ignorance, but what is an "archive drive"?
Any data older than 2 or 3yrs that you think you don't need, you can move those to the archive drive and unplug it leave them in your safe or somewhere well humility controlled when you need to retrieve the data. If after 1-2 yrs later you feel confident that you don't need it you can delete them permanently. I work in IT industry, anything over a 1TB worth of data consist years of unrecoverable data, you'll need to have it on a NAS or you'll be sorry. It's worth to invest in a NAS now then spending thousands of dollars trying to recover an 8TB hard drive, and it's a long process and the data recovery is not a guaranty. You still need to pay for their services. I've lost my valuable pictures on a Seagate HD, never again that I will purchase Seagate again... Go WD Red for personal storage or HGST are an enterprise-grade product meant to run 24/7 for years. I'm currently using 3x3TB WD Red and two 3TB HGST in my 5 Disk FreeNAS setup. I get about 4TB usage storage and up to 2 disk failure without any data loss. It's a peace of mind knowing your data is safe.

Also, the two USB port advertise about charging your mobile devices make this worse!!!
These are a mechanical disk, any vibration, movement while plugin/unplug stuff to the ports can easily damage the hard drive.
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So does this allow you access data from both USB slots at the same time?
The front-facing USB ports are 3.0, and will allow you to charge & manage two external devices like smartphones, tablets, cameras, etc. simultaneously even if computer is off or in standby mode, here is the product sheet [seagate.com].
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Looks like Archive drives, at least according to this: https://www.google.com/amp/s/amp....expansion/ . Shuckable though!
Yes they are. I have bought a few of these for my server about a year ago and the drive inside was the ST8000AS0002
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Can I take this out and use it as an internal drive?
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Can I take this out and use it as an internal drive?
You can, but it could possible get real slow. There is a reason it's called and "archive drive". Frequent writes slow the drive down (just how the technology of an SMR drive is implemented). Best for storing things like moves which you don't plan on erasing. The nice thing about the drives inside is they are rated for 24/7 uptime
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