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Shuckable Seagate Expansion 8TB SMR HDD - $99.99 ($124.99 - $25 Staples discount code

https://www.staples.com/Seagate-E...ct_2446221

Discount code 58739, limit one per customer and the coupon will show at checkout

Good drive for movies/plex server. Not good for OS.
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"First thing to note is that these are SMR drives. What is SMR? It means Shingled Magnetic Recording, basically the data on the drive is written overlapped like shingles on a roof. This means you can get more data on each disk platter, hence less platters for a given size and thus the drive is cheaper. Ok that's great right? Well the problem is this DRASTICALLY slows down the write speed for long sequential writes. It can get bogged down during large writes and become very very slow, like 10MB/s on average slow. Reads are fine it is only writing that is affected.

That being said, the SMR technology does make this drive one of the best for $s/TB on the market, just don't expect amazing performance from it. You definitely get what you pay for, and for it's intended purpose as a backup drive it works fine. I can't speak for the long term reliability as I haven't had them for very long, but it has a 1 year warranty (most drives have a 2 or 3 year). The warranties are specifically calculated to balance between how cheap the manufacturer can go on the components and how many RMAs they will get when a certain expected % of the components fail. I wouldn't expect to get 5 years out of this drive, not that it's not possible but you are relatively lucky if you do."
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price is good but i would not run these in a nas..
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If I didn't have such a bad taste for the name Seagate. I have an 8TB WD Red running solid for a couple years now.
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Sweet deal. 8TB for less than $100 with free shipping is hard to beat.
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Interesting comments here: https://forums.unraid.net/topic/5...eb8000100/


You may get a 7200 RPM drive, or a 5900 RPM!
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price is good but i would not run these in a nas..
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The coupon code isn't working. It applies and shows the $25 off $100 but in the add coupon section it says "not qualified yet 1 item". Do I need to add a filler to get the total back over $100?

Edit: nevermind - once I clicked through to checkout it applies the coupon
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So good HDD or skip ?
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Back in my day, we didn't throw the word "shuckable" around so freely... we had a little more respect than to use a word like that in public.
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Coupon discount finally applied at final checkout.
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Interesting comments here: https://forums.unraid.net/topic/5...eb8000100/


You may get a 7200 RPM drive, or a 5900 RPM!
Would rather get 5900rpm for reliability. I'm not gaming with it though
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So good HDD or skip ?
Depends on your usage
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price is good but i would not run these in a nas..
Why? I am just starting to set up my own server. Mainly for watching videos
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If I didn't have such a bad taste for the name Seagate. I have an 8TB WD Red running solid for a couple years now.
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I have theses drives work great
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SMR can result in really poor write speeds, especially when rewriting data. Be sure to do your research and understand the downsides of SMR before buying. Not sure why OP says this is good for PS4, then says it's bad for "games"... PS4 is a game console afterall...

Also shucking the drive voids the warranty.
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