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Last Edited by MBaran May 18, 2019 at 10:44 AM
Looks like Amazon price matched the zero frustration packaging version of the same drive

https://www.amazon.com/Seagate-Ba...GGSSW19CGD

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My experience with Seagate drives is that they all fail earlier than others. But this is tempting. Has their reliability gotten any better in recent years?
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Dagnabbit! Was super excited for this until I saw 5400 rpm. The hunt for some high capacity 7200s continues...
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You don't need 7200 rpm...theres next to no improvement
I appreciate the feedback but have to respectfully disagree.
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I appreciate the feedback but have to respectfully disagree.
I actually prefer 5400. Yes, they are a little slower, but if you're just using it for storage, there is only about a 20% loss in transfer speed. If I'm transferring something where 20% is that big of a difference, I'm multitasking or walking away from my computer anyways. On the other hand they are quieter, theoretically should last longer, and consume less power.
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I actually prefer 5400. Yes, they are a little slower, but if you're just using it for storage, there is only about a 20% loss in transfer speed. If I'm transferring something where 20% is that big of a difference, I'm multitasking or walking away from my computer anyways. On the other hand they are quieter, theoretically should last longer, and consume less power.
I absolutely agree with you that 5400s have their place, and there's plenty often benefits over 7200s, as you clearly noted.

Your point on longevity is intriguing, though I don't recall seeing any comparisons having been conducted.
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SMR drive, avoid
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SMR drive, avoid
If it is only used for cold storage, it's fine. But SMR is not suitable for you main drive.
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You don't need 7200 rpm...theres next to no improvement
Uh what?
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SMR drive, avoid
Where is that listed? I only recently started caring about SMR so I'm still unsure if I should really avoid. I could probably use this for non-gaming storage needs without any issue. I am tempted by the price.
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I actually prefer 5400. Yes, they are a little slower, but if you're just using it for storage, there is only about a 20% loss in transfer speed. If I'm transferring something where 20% is that big of a difference, I'm multitasking or walking away from my computer anyways. On the other hand they are quieter, theoretically should last longer, and consume less power.
you mean 33%
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Had 2 of the 8TB Seagate SMR drives fail in my desktop, first was DOA, second one lasted roughly 3 years (using only for Windows backup destination). Price on this is tempting, but it's Seagate again...
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My experience with Seagate drives is that they all fail earlier than others. But this is tempting. Has their reliability gotten any better in recent years?
Run away. Every and I mean every other top tier manufactures reliability after 1 year is like .05% segates is 2.86% up to you. If you don't care about the data then fine.
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