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Anything special about this drive or are you just paying more for a pretty enclosure?
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Is this some kind of RAID device? They offer 4/6/10/14TB models but don't mention what hard drives or disk speeds are inside. Kind of important to know if it's 5400 vs 7200 or how many drives are in it.
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Just check the Amazon reviews for these. Looks like Mac users preferred them at one time but looks like they went down in quality. And did I read right, they use Hitachi drives?
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Is this some kind of RAID device? They offer 4/6/10/14TB models but don't mention what hard drives or disk speeds are inside. Kind of important to know if it's 5400 vs 7200 or how many drives are in it.
When you click the link and scroll down to overview you can see that its clearly a non-raid 7200rpm drive. Its designed for people doing photo and video work locally.

4TB Capacity

USB 3.0 Type-B Port (USB 3.1 Gen 1)

Up to 165 MB/s Data Transfer Speed

AC Powered

7200 rpm

Aluminum Enclosure

Apple Time Machine Compatible

Preformatted HFS+ for Mac OS 10.9+

Windows Compatible with Reformatting
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Would this work on ps4
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I got this a while back from Amazon Warehouse Deals ($65) , when they were having their 20% off sale. It showed new, damaged box. I could not tell it was opened before, but it did not play nice with my PC while in the enclosure even plugged into different USB 3.0 ports with different cables. I did not try it on my Mac. I shucked it and the drive that was in mine was a white label HGST (WD) Ultrastar 'Data Center' hard drive. HUS726T4TALE6L4 4TB 7200 RPM



Out of the enclosure and in my PC it is a great performer. Specs call it 2,000,000 hours for MTBF. Of course, with shucking you make get a turd, but I'm pleased with the one I got even if the enclosure was a no-go.
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G-tech used to be THE brand for us that used macs and did photo/video/audio work (at least those of us who couldn't afford Glyphs...). They were bulletproof and most of them were active cooled. I had a usb/firewire800 drive that was not cooled but the passive cooling fins and vents got hot but kept the drives fairly cool.

Hitachi bought them a while back and started using HGST drives inside and the complaints/failures started pouring in....
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G-tech used to be THE brand for us that used macs and did photo/video/audio work (at least those of us who couldn't afford Glyphs...). They were bulletproof and most of them were active cooled. I had a usb/firewire800 drive that was not cooled but the passive cooling fins and vents got hot but kept the drives fairly cool.

Hitachi bought them a while back and started using HGST drives inside and the complaints/failures started pouring in....
What drives were used before Hitachis?
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Anything special about this drive or are you just paying more for a pretty enclosure?
This is just a 7200rpm 3.5" drive in a fancy external enclosure.
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Gtech from b and h, gonna need a back up for my back up with this deal.
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Is this some kind of RAID device? They offer 4/6/10/14TB models but don't mention what hard drives or disk speeds are inside. Kind of important to know if it's 5400 vs 7200 or how many drives are in it.
No, and from what i've read the older raid ones had a bit of fake cooling, plastic inner bracket made the aluminum for looks only, relied on just the fan.
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Just check the Amazon reviews for these. Looks like Mac users preferred them at one time but looks like they went down in quality. And did I read right, they use Hitachi drives?
The Company is owned by WD
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G-Tech is owned by WD. This is was a good deal because they now put HGST (and their fancy firmware) in these things. WD now owns HGST as well, but they are still built to the old specs and have -- by far -- the lowest failure rate in the industry. I went to grab a couple and they are back to $135.
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