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I don't even get WHY they would ship it and make it run at 7200 rpm? Isn't that more expensive from a couple standpoints? First, I presume faster items cost more money as they have to be more precise and blah blah. Additionally, if it's running faster/hotter doesn't that potentially increase a warranty claim?

Not to mention they are blatantly lying about the specifications. Specs that are WIDELY accepted on their meaning and intent. I wonder if regulatory agencies or trade agencies could step in to stop this BS.
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but when you shuck them, are they reds or whites?
Bought 4 of the 8tb externals last deal to shuck. All 4 were reds
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A warning for anyone, you should never use 2 hard drives from the same "batch" of hard drives ever (try to buy from multiple different stores and/or models). No matter how high quality and safe the drive, because they are placed in the NAS at the same time and used the same amount, they will die at the same time. And unless you are doing a RAID-6 where you can afford to have 2 drives die at the same time, you will lose everything period. It has happened to numerous people.

This is a great deal, but do not use more then 1 drive for any single NAS system (2 drives if you have a RAID-6 setup) unless you wait at least 6 months between placing them into the NAS. Very important.
Raid1/mirroring is not the same as backup. Get the drives wherever you want and back them all up properly.
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Western digital and seagate are the typical recommendations. Look for drives in the range of $14 - $15 per TB.

There's a staples deal for an 8TB for $110 right now if I'm not mistaken here on SD.
Link please
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I don't even get WHY they would ship it and make it run at 7200 rpm? Isn't that more expensive from a couple standpoints? First, I presume faster items cost more money as they have to be more precise and blah blah. Additionally, if it's running faster/hotter doesn't that potentially increase a warranty claim?

Not to mention they are blatantly lying about the specifications. Specs that are WIDELY accepted on their meaning and intent. I wonder if regulatory agencies or trade agencies could step in to stop this BS.
They don't make the drive run at 7200rpm after shipping, the drives are already 7200rpm. In mass production, it's cheaper to make 1 thing if the material cost is the same than for 2 distinct things that are only slightly different. There are people out there specifically looking for 5400 drives. So if those consumers see WD 5400 rpm "class" vs 72000 from the competition, they would get the WD drives.
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5400 rpm. Major pass
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How does it work, what about software like what synology or qnap has?
Synology or Qnap are great as a starter or no-nonsense NAS. Spend a little more for some basic server hardware ($500-$1000 no drives) and you can go to TrueNAS or Unraid. I do storage for a job, so I like to play with ZFS and Docker on minimal CentOS install at home. I also lean more toward open source.
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These appear to be the CMR model 4TB WD Red NAS WD40EFRX (CMR)

https://www.extremetech.com/compu...-customers
Correct. Red Plus NAS drives are all CMR. It's part of the new/stupid WD marketing effort.
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those were pulled from externals. so there was no representation of RPM except in SMART values, it's well-known they were shipping He8's in some batches and people actually lamented the drives weren't 7200RPM! So folks got more than they bargained for, in the EFAX - for NAS the SMR didn't affect throughput over GBe just rebuild times.

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I don't even get WHY they would ship it and make it run at 7200 rpm? Isn't that more expensive from a couple standpoints? First, I presume faster items cost more money as they have to be more precise and blah blah. Additionally, if it's running faster/hotter doesn't that potentially increase a warranty claim?

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How does it work, what about software like what synology or qnap has?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x1kXUI3fM-I

Unraid has plugins and dockers. Plugins are real easy to setup. Dockers take a bit more work.
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A warning for anyone, you should never use 2 hard drives from the same "batch" of hard drives ever (try to buy from multiple different stores and/or models). No matter how high quality and safe the drive, because they are placed in the NAS at the same time and used the same amount, they will die at the same time. And unless you are doing a RAID-6 where you can afford to have 2 drives die at the same time, you will lose everything period. It has happened to numerous people.

This is a great deal, but do not use more then 1 drive for any single NAS system (2 drives if you have a RAID-6 setup) unless you wait at least 6 months between placing them into the NAS. Very important.
So you think when the data companies order 100's of drives at a time, they ask for each one from a different batch?
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Western digital and seagate are the typical recommendations. Look for drives in the range of $14 - $15 per TB.

There's a staples deal for an 8TB for $110 right now if I'm not mistaken here on SD.
$15 per TB I'm 99% sure they're SMR
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So you think when the data companies order 100's of drives at a time, they ask for each one from a different batch?
buy the amount they need +extra drives, test them for a few weeks, bad ones are exchanged, use extras one to test, if okay then deploy setup. receive replacements and test as extras to replace damaged deployed drives as needed. Then think why are we using SATA instead of SAS drives?
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Waste of $$$ if you're running Windows 10 since it only supports up to 2TB, or 16TB
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