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In for 3. Now I need to find a 2-bay NAS.
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Snagged myself 1. Always good to have a spare for my unRaid server.
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In for 3. Now I need to find a 2-bay NAS.
Just curious - why 3 for a 2 bay?
I am debating one to put in a spare usb enclosure to backup my NAS
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WD sells NAS class hard drives at 5400rpm? Kind of slow isn't it?
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WD sells NAS class hard drives at 5400rpm? Kind of slow isn't it?
You will be limited to the speed of your wifi or eithernet, which means you will be tapped out long before you reach the full benefits 7200 rpm.
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Just curious - why 3 for a 2 bay?
I am debating one to put in a spare usb enclosure to backup my NAS

Raid 1 - requires two drives, I'll keep one as a backup should 1 fail somewhere down the road as identical drives makes replacement streamless.
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Just curious - why 3 for a 2 bay?
I am debating one to put in a spare usb enclosure to backup my NAS
Wait for a WD EasyStore 8TB deal. There was one last week for $115. EasyStore (and Elements) use white label Reds in them.
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I've had a deal alert for a while for WD Reds. I bought two 8TB drives on Prime Day 2019 for $150/each. Just waiting for that price again. 6TB @ $130 doesn't seem that great in comparison.
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I get that we all want higher storage density, but why aren't we more excited about the Seagate TeraScale 4TB drives on Amazon? They're like $70. The only downside I see is that they're not retail-boxed, which means the seller warrantees. (They were designed for servers or reseller builds)
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It's not too bad compared to recent prices but at $21/TB I would hold out for $15 for impulse buy
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I get that we all want higher storage density, but why aren't we more excited about the Seagate TeraScale 4TB drives on Amazon? They're like $70. The only downside I see is that they're not retail-boxed, which means the seller warrantees. (They were designed for servers or reseller builds)
Because they are Seagate would be my guess.

As for this deal, is there any reason, other than possibly warranty (and that is still a gray area) that one should go for these Reds over shucking some externals?
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Seems like a whole lot of conjecture and not many hard facts in that thread.
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WD sells NAS class hard drives at 5400rpm? Kind of slow isn't it?
Nas relies on raid (usually synchronous reads/writes) so multiple drives writing data at the same time is what the speeds are built on not the individual drive rpm. Also Nas drives are usually always on for years and hit pretty hard and 5400 drives last longer. Finally, temps and power consumption are a lot lower on 5400 drives and high temps are the enemy of drive longevity. So yeah a nas drive is always going to be 5400.
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