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Last Edited by lesterhung May 18, 2022 at 11:44 PM
5TB 2.5inch are ALL SMR drives. They are VERY VERY SLOW writes. Sometimes even LESS THAN 1MB/s, yes, that's one megabyte per second. Whereas typical drives should have 100MB/s
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leonmhs asked this question on 05-19-2022 at 01:24 AM
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easystore included useless software like backup and network.
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Not if you plan on hitting your NAS a lot. These have laptop hard drives which are overall about half as fast as desktop drives.

Slower rpm, slower seek times, smaller cache, smaller platters.

These are okay for things like redundant backups or junk file storage, but I won't trust refurbed drives for important data. Almost all refurbished drives over the years seem to have very high failure rates, and little to no warranty.
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If you're thinking about it, no, these are NOT shuckable.

WD 2.5" externals have the USB controller integrated directly into the drive. Meaning that it's not a SATA drive inside.
These drives check all the boxes:

✔️ SMR, for very slow and inconsistent write performance
✔️ Refurbished, for the will-I-get-a-good-one lottery
✔️ Third-party warranty, for hassle-full claims

It's a winner!
Probably goes without saying, but 'Easy Store' is the BestBuy version of 'Elements'. Aka, these are all likely the same drive internally.

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Is this suitable for use as a NAS storage disk?
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Short of a gigantic, very redundant storage array, what possible use do people have for refurbed hard drives?
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Is there a limit of 5 on these like usual with WD? I've learned the hard way that if you order more than the allotted amount, it will cancel the whole order a couple days later, and then not allow you to buy more until a week or so has passed.
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Short of a gigantic, very redundant storage array, what possible use do people have for refurbed hard drives?
Cache drives, mostly.

If you just need somewhere to dump data that's downloaded from a more reliable source, these are the drives you want.

Perfect for console users who want to offload their games, torrent seedboxes, or temporary storage for your IP cameras.
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Is this suitable for use as a NAS storage disk?
Not if you plan on hitting your NAS a lot. These have laptop hard drives which are overall about half as fast as desktop drives.

Slower rpm, slower seek times, smaller cache, smaller platters.

These are okay for things like redundant backups or junk file storage, but I won't trust refurbed drives for important data. Almost all refurbished drives over the years seem to have very high failure rates, and little to no warranty.
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If you're thinking about it, no, these are NOT shuckable.

WD 2.5" externals have the USB controller integrated directly into the drive. Meaning that it's not a SATA drive inside.
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Probably goes without saying, but 'Easy Store' is the BestBuy version of 'Elements'. Aka, these are all likely the same drive internally.
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CMR or SMR?
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No Thanks!
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Short of a gigantic, very redundant storage array, what possible use do people have for refurbed hard drives?
Older console games
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Short of a gigantic, very redundant storage array, what possible use do people have for refurbed hard drives?
I have two of these I use one drive for portable movie storage and the other for game storage on my xbox.
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CMR or SMR?
all 2.5" 5tb HD are SMR, no exceptions

not shuckable makese these useless

seagate portable hd are about the only ones that is shuckables which is what I use on my servers.
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