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Seagate 8TB External HD - $119 - Costco

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Just saw that Costco has the Seagate Backup Plus Hub 8TB Desktop Hard Drive with Rescue Data Recovery Services on sale for $119.

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Two Integrated High-speed USB 3.0 ports
Formatted for Windows Computers Out of the Box
Works with Windows and Mac Computers without Reformatting
Schedule an Automatic Backup Plan with Included Seagate Backup Software
Includes 2-month Membership to Adobe Creative Cloud Photography Plan

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Just FYI I picked up one of these and the write speeds are SLOW. Like between 6mb/s and 15mb/s
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Just FYI I picked up one of these and the write speeds are SLOW. Like between 6mb/s and 15mb/s
Not sure why someone would mark you down for that comment; it's true. All Seagate 8TB external drives use SMR. They're fine for reads (and small writes), but heavy writes bog down horribly (20 MB/s and below). It's a decent price as long as you understand the sacrifice you're making. Personally, I'm waiting for the 8TB Western Digital; they were $125 from Newegg a few weeks ago. WD's 8TB external drives don't use SMR.
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Strange I have two of them and they both have over 4tb on them and they didn't take that long to write.
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While I don't have an 8TB version I do have the older 5TB I bought from Costco a few years back. Speeds are relatively fine with it or my use. A speed test from an old desktop PC using a USB 3.0 PCI card to the Seagate Hub Plus.
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Just FYI I picked up one of these and the write speeds are SLOW. Like between 6mb/s and 15mb/s
Something is wrong with the drive or your computer or both.
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While I don't have an 8TB version I do have the older 5TB I bought from Costco a few years back. Speeds are relatively fine with it or my use. A speed test from an old desktop PC using a USB 3.0 PCI card to the Seagate Hub Plus.
I have the 8 and it matches what you posted.
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Something is wrong with the drive or your computer or both.
I'm betting you didn't do a long write and don't know about how SMR drives write data to the drive. These speeds fit with what other people online have posted about the drive. My guess is you never did a sustained multiple TB write to the drive.
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I'm betting you didn't do a long write and don't know about how SMR drives write data to the drive. These speeds fit with what other people online have posted about the drive. My guess is you never did a sustained multiple TB write to the drive.
Reread what YOU posted in your first post, and tell me what that has to do with your second post? Were you exaggerating the facts to make a point? If that is your speeds, something is wrong somewhere.
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Not sure why someone would mark you down for that comment; it's true. All Seagate 8TB external drives use SMR. They're fine for reads (and small writes), but heavy writes bog down horribly (20 MB/s and below). It's a decent price as long as you understand the sacrifice you're making. Personally, I'm waiting for the 8TB Western Digital; they were $125 from Newegg a few weeks ago. WD's 8TB external drives don't use SMR.
Is SMR a good or bad thing? Like does it help prolong the HD life or anything like that?
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Is SMR a good or bad thing? Like does it help prolong the HD life or anything like that?
it is bad thing for performance. good thing for recording density.
SMR allows recordings to be layer on top of each other (thus the name, Shingled magnetic recording). very much like your roof tops, shingled means write one track overwrites adjacent tracks, and requires them to be rewritten as well.
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I have the 8TB. For 50GB transfers I get about 120,000 k/s according to Total Commander. I've filled up drives and that transfer remains similar.
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