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I use these for my NAS and they work great.

They haven't been this price for a while.

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FYI Amazon has the same price... https://www.amazon.com/Seagate-Ba...07D9C7SQH/

That said, shucking drives out of the Western Digital Easystore external USB enclosures is typically a cheaper way to get large capacity drives.
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Might wanna remove the mention of laptops...doubtful this will fit in anything newer than 1996. ;0)
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How does this compare to the WD for $90 from yesterday flash deal?
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FYI Amazon has the same price... https://www.amazon.com/Seagate-Ba...07D9C7SQH/ [amazon.com]

That said, shucking drives out of the Western Digital Easystore external USB enclosures is typically a cheaper way to get large capacity drives.
You'll need to tape over the pins, and if you use the drives in a NAS, there's a chance the tape can fall off and get stuck in the connector which will take a lot of effort to get out.
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Terrible reviews on Amazon. 25% are 1s.
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Have been using this in a media server with lots of regular data writes and erases for a couple of years. Has been very reliable, quiet and stays cool.

If you want multiple simultaneous streams out of it, it will be slow and may cause interruptions. Have to use a few in a raid configuration to spread the load. But just great on its own for a single stream out or as a backup or file server.
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Wish this were 2.5 inch for laptops :-( I guess they can't make 4GB at 2.5 inch yet
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Wish this were 2.5 inch for laptops :-( I guess they can't make 4GB at 2.5 inch yet
Firecuda has 4tb in 2.5 inch though. There was a deal a while back

EDIT: take it back. It was 2tb actually.
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Firecuda has 4tb in 2.5 inch though. There was a deal a while back

EDIT: take it back. It was 2tb actually.
That's what I have now in my laptop.
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4TB Seagates are among the most reliable seagate drives, almost as good as WD according to blackbaze report. Still slightly worse than the average, but not significantly worse.
I got one for 90, another for 70 dollars before (newegg and b&h) and both have been working fine for more than 2 years. They run really cold, don't make much noise but obviously slow as snail. Seq. reads are 200-100mb/s range with average of 150mb/s. But access time is above 20 ms. Attached the HD Tune test that took over 7.5 hours of continuous read, temps were below 35 C. Disk has above 450 days of power on time with over 9000 start/stop cycles.
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4TB Seagates are among the most reliable seagate drives, almost as good as WD according to blackbaze report. Still slightly worse than the average, but not significantly worse.
I got one for 90, another for 70 dollars before (newegg and b&h) and both have been working fine for more than 2 years. They run really cold, don't make much noise but obviously slow as snail. Seq. reads are 200-100mb/s range with average of 150mb/s. But access time is above 20 ms. Attached the HD Tune test that took over 7.5 hours of continuous read, temps were below 35 C. Disk has above 450 days of power on time with over 9000 start/stop cycles.
I'm looking at this backblaze report, and it seems this particular 4GB model has a failure rate of 2.8%. The average was 1.7%. This seagate was the second worst drive in terms of failure rate. Backblaze used this drive a lot maybe because of cost, but they didn't have a lower failure rate compared to others.

https://www.backblaze.com/blog/20...ure-rates/

Thanks for the temperature info though. I like efficient hard drives.
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I'm looking at this backblaze report, and it seems this particular 4GB model has a failure rate of 2.8%. The average was 1.7%. This seagate was the second worst drive in terms of failure rate. Backblaze used this drive a lot maybe because of cost, but they didn't have a lower failure rate compared to others.

https://www.backblaze.com/blog/20...ure-rates/

Thanks for the temperature info though. I like efficient hard drives.
I had seen older reports with 1tb, 1.5tb, 2tb, 3tb and 4tb etc. drives and some of those mostly used seagate drives had much higher fail rates that gave Seagate a bad name so that was what I called lower for Seagates but still higher than WD. I think 2.8% is still a decent number for a widely used drive, even though the number is still higher than wd or helium filled hgst drives.
https://www.backblaze.com/blog/ha...mber-2014/
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I'm looking at this backblaze report, and it seems this particular 4GB model has a failure rate of 2.8%. The average was 1.7%. This seagate was the second worst drive in terms of failure rate. Backblaze used this drive a lot maybe because of cost, but they didn't have a lower failure rate compared to others.

https://www.backblaze.com/blog/20...ure-rates/
Be careful, Backblaze never used this ST4000DM004 drive.

The ST4000DM000 had a failure rate of 2.9%.

The ST4000DM001 had a failure rate of 9%, but with a small sample size.

Is the ST4000DM004 more like the 000 or the 001? Who knows?

https://www.pcgamer.com/high-capa...ty-report/
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