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Compared to 8tb WD Easystore, it's like crickets in here...
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Compared to 8tb WD Easystore, it's like crickets in here...
Cause this is less reliable and slower
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Compared to 8tb WD Easystore, it's like crickets in here...
that's because this drive is absolute garbage. no one should buy it. in fact, it shouldn't exist. the actual drive inside is the seagate "archive" SMR drive which is slow, has limited use compared to the WD drive and has really bad reliability.

the wd drive on the other hand comes with either blue or red drives inside. the blue drives are good enough to use as primary drives for an OS and the red drive can be used in a NAS. a normal 8TB NAS drive costs around $300
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This is good for long-term media storage where you don't have extensive writes to it though.
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The main reason for the fervor over the WD external drives is because some of them come with Red drives (ie. NAS drives) and you can't normally buy a Red drive for anywhere near that cheap. 2 year warranty too.

This one probably comes with the bottom-rung "archive" style drive and paltry 1 year warranty.
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Was second-guessing my decision to buy the WD external 8 GB, but glad I read through this thread.
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Was second-guessing my decision to buy the WD external 8 GB, but glad I read through this thread.
I bought a bunch of them for a NAS. Discovered I'd never fill all these up so I ended up only using 3 in a RAID5 so I dont add hours on them since it's up 24/7. I have the rest just around.
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There are great for mining Burst coin!
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Unless you got stock with old stock these should have very comparable Barracuda ST8000DM004's inside not the older ST8000AS archive drives

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Cause this is less reliable and slower
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that's because this drive is absolute garbage. no one should buy it. in fact, it shouldn't exist. the actual drive inside is the seagate "archive" SMR drive which is slow, has limited use compared to the WD drive and has really bad reliability.

the wd drive on the other hand comes with either blue or red drives inside. the blue drives are good enough to use as primary drives for an OS and the red drive can be used in a NAS. a normal 8TB NAS drive costs around $300
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This is good for long-term media storage where you don't have extensive writes to it though.
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Was second-guessing my decision to buy the WD external 8 GB, but glad I read through this thread.
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Will this work in Xbox one?
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Does Seagate make anything that's not pure shit?
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Does Seagate make anything that's not pure shit?
Rumor has it that they also make hard drives. Of course you can't grow roses with hard drives.
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Rumor has it that they also make hard drives. Of course you can't grow roses with hard drives.
a rose has a longer lifespan than their drives
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I bought one of these and transferred 6TB of files to it overnight. In the morning I woke up and noticed it had turned into a pile of poop. Not happy.
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