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Seagate BarraCuda 4TB Internal Hard Drive HDD – 3.5 Inch Sata 6 Gb/s 5400 RPM 256MB Cache For Computer Desktop PC – Frustration Free Packaging ST4000DMZ04/DM004: Comput $79.99

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I've had great luck with Seagate drives. This is a pretty solid deal, TU.
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Thoughts on using this in a NAS?
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SMR drive for those that might not be aware.

Not recommend to be used as a boot/main drive or when write performance is important.
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Thoughts on using this in a NAS?
For a home use nas, no problem
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Thoughts on using this in a NAS?
You can use them if you want to cheap out. So it's not advised cause they're smr.
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I've had great luck with Seagate drives. This is a pretty solid deal, TU.
I've never had a Seagate fail on me yet varying from 3-5 years so far.
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I believe the 8tb is $150 from newegg. These are acceptable for most home use. CMR is great if you actually out continuous load on the drives on a regular basis. These drives would perform just fine for a home media platform. Most home media platforms tax the drive during the initial load of your content onto the drive, then the drive is idle for most of its life. Each owner may use the drives differently, so try to think of how you plan on using your drive(s) and determine if SMR or CMR is best for your given situation.
Yes SMR will work in a light load home NAS. Especially if the content is mostly static.
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LOL.. " No I don't care if you think Western Digital is better ! " I hear SO many people say that, that's why this is so funny it's true Stick Out Tongue (it's true that you hear so many people say that is what I mean)... I have used seagate hard drives myself without any issue Smilie ... is it wishful thinking for me to see 1 TB hard drives for $25 retail brand new one day? (I know fat chance Stick Out Tongue ) .. Thanks for posting this Smilie ...
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Is this good for using for games? I don't know if it makes a big difference using a 5400 and 7200 rpm drive
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Is this good for using for games? I don't know if it makes a big difference using a 5400 and 7200 rpm drive
PC games? You need want a SSD.
But even if it is a budget build you'll need a 7200 rpm drive.
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Thoughts on using this in a NAS?
A CMR drive is preferable to an SMR drive for an NAS that will be utilized for TV or music.

An SMR drive is only recommended for archiving or if you need a single very large drive for some reason.

If you may eventually repurpose the drive, then select a CMR.
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A CMR drive is preferable to an SMR drive for an NAS that will be utilized for TV or music.

An SMR drive is only recommended for archiving or if you need a single very large drive for some reason.

If you may eventually repurpose the drive, then select a CMR.
Depends on the use right? Using ZFS to say host Plex media = 1 write many reads thus this drive would be better than a CMR with only a 64mb cache
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Depends on the use right? Using ZFS to say host Plex media = 1 write many reads thus this drive would be better than a CMR with only a 64mb cache
Definitely use case dependent and warrants an evaluation of how the drive might be used now and possibly in the future.
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