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I bought this drive two days ago on Prime. It's super quiet and has been running full diagnostics and transferring 14TB of data since it arrived.

Cool to the touch. Would recommend.
How many GB after format ?
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Ahhhhh. Maybe it is your wifi. Is it on 2.4 or 5GHz? If you can finagle an ethernet cable to the system temporarily for testing purposes, it would be worth seeing if hard wired fixes your problem. If so, I would guess it is your wifi card in the Dell, the router, or maybe a combination of both. My networking 101 instructor used to say "always start with the physical" meaning connections, hardware, etc. check those for problems before diving into possible software conflicts.

I try to hard wire everything I can in my house, from the server and desktop I am on now down to my tvs and blu ray players. Even my receiver is hard wired to stream xm or receive firmware updates. I leave the wifi to my thermostat, tablets, and phones in the house. In other words, the devices that don't have ethernet jacks.
Hmm i understand but not sure what to hardwire? Synology is hard wired and plex server is on wifi ( Note i dont have problem with plex) its the synology photo app which has been a real pain - I will uploading and downloading lot of videos from phone ipad to this synology drive
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14tb will be 200 on BF

and WD reds
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Lotsa eggs in one basket for sure.
I remember saying that when I bought my first 20MB drive for my 8088.
I remember saying that when I bought my first 1GB drive
I remember saying that when I bought my first 500GB drive
I remember saying that when I bought my first 1TB drive... (repeat for the 4TB, then 5TB, then 8TB)
I guess I'll say it again when I get this 16TB monster.
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What did it do when it overheated? What was temperature being reported as?

My 12TB is still only a couple months old, runs over 120 degrees regularly, and I dont trust it; WD's software says it is fine.


I haven't seen a good deal on 10GB+ shuckable drives in a while now.
I first tried to long-format it in WIN10, using NTFS and the default cluster size. It stopped after 30 seconds. It felt warm to the touch.

I then used the Parted Magic utility called "Disk Health". It passed the short-test, but failed the extended self-test after about a minute. It cites an overheat condition and measured 60C. There are vents on top and bottom. I tried it standing up (like in the movies or earlier this evening Wink), on its rubber feet and also laying it down so the vents were on the sides. Both times the utility stopped the extended test with an overheat condition.

I said E'f this S, boxed it back up, and returned it to BB the next day. I told the BB dude what was wrong with it. He acted surprised, then just put it into the caged bin. I got a full refund. I bet this will go 'open-box' in a few days....

Makes me sad -- all of these years, I've been buying stupid Seagate external drives. Who knows what kind of drives are on the inside. I blew my chance at bonafide CMR WD Red drives to shuck. Now, we have this PoS, bottom-of-the-barrel, air-filled Micrapolis drives! Frown

Winner of the "Race-To-The-Bottom" award: 2020.
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Hmm i understand but not sure what to hardwire? Synology is hard wired and plex server is on wifi ( Note i dont have problem with plex) its the synology photo app which has been a real pain - I will uploading and downloading lot of videos from phone ipad to this synology drive
Hmm. If plex isnt stuttering then maybe it is the app itself. Maybe reach out to synology and ask their support. I was suggesting to connect the desktop hosting the server instead of wifi to ethernet.
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What is a good per tb these days? Sorry lost track...
15/tb. Smr are cheaper, but I don't recommend them for nas or server use.
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15/tb. Smr are cheaper, but I don't recommend them for nas or server use.
Thank you. I would not recommend SMR at all.
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How many GB after format ?
It depends mostly on how your OS displays HD capacity,... It's usually around 13TB.

All the HD manufacturers advertise capacities in base 10, it's not a differentiator between brands or models.
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Thanks for Insights- Here is my Set up-

I use Plex Server (Dell T30). I Store all my data in Synology DS216J( Current RAM is 0.5GB). I Configure the Network Drives on my T30 . Now these drives are used on Plex as Media Libraries.

I have a Hardwired Gigibyte connection.

Let me inform the problem- As such This set up works fine with Plex for 1 or max 2 streams for 4k Content. The real issue is accessing photos using the synology native Photo app . Be it viewing or downloading or uploading.

Hi- Thanks for info . Can you expand on this "I was able to get 6 drives in there mounted through the front panel. The power supply wiring was a struggle though, you'll basically use every single sata power connection and it will be a tight fit but can be done.."
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Front panel, using screws hdd screws with rubber mounts from the easystore for dampening. Only two screws secure the drive in place. Since I don't really move the server, I don't think it's a big deal.

There's a total of 7 hdds in there.
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What is a good per tb these days? Sorry lost track...
2 days ago I paid less than $13/TB when I factored in cashback on the 8TB drive from Staples
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Friends don't let friends buy seagate.
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Need some guidance- I am looking for a server with approx 10-16 TB OF space . i use it primarily as my media access using plex - I use a old synology nas which has very low memory and is not upgradable . I was looking at latest 4 drive nas which runs approx $700 . I have a stand alone computer which is used for plex server and file server . My current synology set up is very slow even using their software to upload photos and access them . Will using this external drive with computer make faster access to media?
jw, but doesn't plex offer up the movies on the plex app itself? Where are you getting 16 TB of "other" movies to download and watch via plex? Any suggestions on how to find other movies? Thanks!
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I got a few 12TB WD Elements for $14.63/TB last month.
WD had 8 tb for 130. Mostly white drives in them.
Not sure if these are better quality.
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