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these usually go live ~0700ET

4TB Mainstream [frys.com] is $89AC
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Last Edited by cheba63 May 27, 2018 at 06:09 PM
The $79 version is available for in store pick up only, where available.

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Skip the 3TB. There's something about that size which doubles failure rates across almost all vendor. Get the 4TB or 2TB.

They have deals on "blue" drives too, meant for 5 hrs/day use. I have a few WD blues here and they have all outlasted their warranties. Just checked, 1 has 44328 power-on hours, which is just over 5 years. Reallocated_Sector_Ct=0. Good drive.

The other is in a laptop that I can't get smart data from remotely.

Before buying any large HDD, always check the Backblaze reports for failures and google for failures on that specific model and size. I've had buyers remorse with a few purchases (cough Seagate) which failed 1 month after the 1 yr warranty was up. At the time, Backblaze data showed seagate had huge failure rates for that size HDD.
https://www.backblaze.com/blog/ha...r-q1-2018/ - you can find older reports for smaller drives, since BB is moving to 10TB and larger disks now.

I haven't seen any better service life between blues and reds, though the theory is that reds should last longer. All my systems are on 24/7/365. Actually had a few Hitachi 4TB failures just after the warranty expired. Have one showing issues now - not relocated sectors, but data failures that haven't been tracked down. Swapped the disks around to see if the issues followed the cable/SATA port. Don't have an answer today.
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If they care about the data, they most absolutely should. Hard drives fail. All of them eventually. And the first few months is the most likely time you will see a failure of a defective drive. If it lasts the initial time it will likely continue working for many years. But still eventually fail.
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stop regurgitating factoids largely debunked [tweaktown.com] by real industry sources.

their "study" doesn't say anything compelling about 3TB Reds if you actually examined the data - they use very few WD drives in general. Skewed data = garbage in/garbage out
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How do you get the "suns" code?
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How do you get the "suns" code?
I presume it means "Sunday's" code, which you get if you sign up for Frys' spam emails, which include individual coupon codes.
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How do you get the "suns" code?
click the blue box - top right on any page on their site to subscribe, a unique code arrives shortly
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codes are live - limit 2/household
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dang, I need a 4tb red
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dang, I need a 4tb red
Same here. Maybe tommorow.
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Skip the 3TB. There's something about that size which doubles failure rates across almost all vendor. Get the 4TB or 2TB.

They have deals on "blue" drives too, meant for 5 hrs/day use. I have a few WD blues here and they have all outlasted their warranties. Just checked, 1 has 44328 power-on hours, which is just over 5 years. Reallocated_Sector_Ct=0. Good drive.

The other is in a laptop that I can't get smart data from remotely.

Before buying any large HDD, always check the Backblaze reports for failures and google for failures on that specific model and size. I've had buyers remorse with a few purchases (cough Seagate) which failed 1 month after the 1 yr warranty was up. At the time, Backblaze data showed seagate had huge failure rates for that size HDD.
https://www.backblaze.com/blog/ha...r-q1-2018/ - you can find older reports for smaller drives, since BB is moving to 10TB and larger disks now.

I haven't seen any better service life between blues and reds, though the theory is that reds should last longer. All my systems are on 24/7/365. Actually had a few Hitachi 4TB failures just after the warranty expired. Have one showing issues now - not relocated sectors, but data failures that haven't been tracked down. Swapped the disks around to see if the issues followed the cable/SATA port. Don't have an answer today.
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Was also waiting for a good 4 TB Red deal but this is good enough. 30$ cheaper than Amazon. In case anyone is wondering, this is the same as the WD30EFRX but in a retail box.
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Got one for $79 after code
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How do you get the "suns" code?
It must be your lucky day - at least the word "Suns" or "Sun's" was mentioned. You need to get up early in the morning and watch the sun rise and exclaim you first secret code - "day".

Then you add the word day to Sun and viola - you get Sunday or Sunday's code. Next step is to of course to figure out how to obtain Fries secret code for Sunday. That will be covered in next week's post.

P.S. -> If I had used truncated words like this during my writings - I would've never gotten past High School during my days in Education, let alone afford a Western Digital Red 3TB NAS drive at $79.
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sorry noob question from a lazy person can you put these in a enclosure and just add pics movies docs from several laptops? enclosure link?
i pay thee with a jolly noob noob linkSmilie
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