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18TB Seagate Exos X18 7200RPM SATA III 3.5" Internal Enterprise Hard Drive (OEM)

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Newegg has 18TB Seagate Exos X18 7200 RPM SATA 6Gb/s 3.5" Internal Enterprise Hard Drive (OEM, ST18000NM000J) on sale for $299.99 - extra $30 off with promo code BFDBY2A2234 = $269.99. Shipping is free,

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update: code SSBZ629 for 12/6, now DLCBZ6293

new code SSBZA422 exp 12/13 or DCLBZA389 DLCBZ297

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These are enterprise drives, so they are essentially the top-tier for performance & reliability.

Pro: 15c / GB is the cheapest non-pricing-mistake deal at high (12TB+) capacities
Pro: As an enterprise drive, it's more reliable than NAS drives (fewer uncorrectable errors, by a factor of 10; 550 TB / year workload; 2.5 million hours MTBF) and Exos are all guaranteed by Seagate to be CMR drives
Pro: like all 18 TB-class drives, it uses Helium sealing, so it'll run a bit cooler than non-helium drives. But if you're in the 12TB+ market, they're all helium
Pro: Longer 5-year warranty (it applies to these OEM drives, too. Newegg is an authorized reseller)
Pro: it has the required rotational vibration sensors for a multi-HDD environment, so multiple vibrating rust drives don't start interfering with each other
Con: Most enterprise drives are generally quite a bit louder than consumer drives especially if you constantly access it: anything that amplifies sound (e.g., an empty room or a large-empty rack / case) won't help. They're designed to be stuck in basements & datacenters, where thousands of fans will overpower millions of HDD clicks and seeks. We put 2x 12TB Exos drives into a long closet that acted like a megaphone and, man, even an entire floor up, we could hear it clicking. It's drowned out now (or we got used to it?), but if you usually pay more for silence (aka me), I'd find a decent enclosure or location to minimize the auditory impact


Re: the warranty, from one of the reviews on Newegg for this drive:
Where's the guy wondering what anyone would use all this storage for? Thread is over 5 hours old now, normally that's one of the first comments! 😂
Good lord man. I'm old enough to remember when hard drives passed the 1 GB mark. Now we're 20-30 TB…

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Ok HDD enthusiasts, come tell us why this is good value, or bad value.
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Have TLER/ERC?
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Quote from jackharvest :
Ok HDD enthusiasts, come tell us why this is good value, or bad value.
I have a couple of these, bought at about $300-$305 from HyperHawk on Amazon, and have nothing but praise for both drive and seller. The drive is quiet, reasonably power-efficient, and tolerates vibration well without generating a huge amount of its own. Warranty is five years, and honestly, this is an excellent price per TB ($15/TB) for such a large drive. I think the largest drives in production are now 22TB, though supposedly both Seagate and WD are sampling 30TB drives for production release come mid-next year. If you're in the market for a large drive, I think you'd want to consider at least one of these. For max redundancy and tolerance, you should try to buy a different drive entirely (perhaps the WD Red Pro which is often around the same price on sale) to ensure a design or batch problem doesn't kill your data — remember RAID isn't backup.

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Have TLER/ERC?
ERC is what Seagate calls it, and yes.
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$15/TB, lgtm.
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As I understand it, these OEM drives don't have a warranty. The information and warranty listed is for the retail version. Similiar to this policy: https://support-en.wd.com/app/ans.../a_id/7820
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Good lord man. I'm old enough to remember when hard drives passed the 1 GB mark. Now we're 20-30 TB…
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These are enterprise drives, so they are essentially the top-tier for performance & reliability.
  • Pro: 15c / GB is the cheapest non-pricing-mistake deal at high (12TB+) capacities
  • Pro: As an enterprise drive, it's more reliable than NAS drives (fewer uncorrectable errors, by a factor of 10; 550 TB / year workload; 2.5 million hours MTBF) and Exos are all guaranteed by Seagate to be CMR drives
  • Pro: like all 18 TB-class drives, it uses Helium sealing, so it'll run a bit cooler than non-helium drives. But if you're in the 12TB+ market, they're all helium
  • Pro: Longer 5-year warranty (it applies to these OEM drives, too. Newegg is an authorized reseller)
  • Pro: it has the required rotational vibration sensors for a multi-HDD environment, so multiple vibrating rust drives don't start interfering with each other
  • Con: Most enterprise drives are generally quite a bit louder than consumer drives especially if you constantly access it: anything that amplifies sound (e.g., an empty room or a large-empty rack / case) won't help. They're designed to be stuck in basements & datacenters, where thousands of fans will overpower millions of HDD clicks and seeks. We put 2x 12TB Exos drives into a long closet that acted like a megaphone and, man, even an entire floor up, we could hear it clicking. It's drowned out now (or we got used to it?), but if you usually pay more for silence (aka me), I'd find a decent enclosure or location to minimize the auditory impact

Re: the warranty, from one of the reviews on Newegg for this drive:
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Also glad the item has it's 5-year warranty from Seagate aside from the standard warranty from Newegg. Registered the item on Seagate's website and it acknowledged the serial numbers on my 2 units as legit. Although actual warranty says it only has 4.5 years remaining even though my purchase was made just a week ago and received it just yesterday, Dec. 7, 2021. So far so good. Thanks Newegg!
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As I understand it, these OEM drives don't have a warranty. The information and warranty listed is for the retail version. Similiar to this policy: https://support-en.wd.com/app/ans.../a_id/7820 [wd.com]
"5-year limited warranty for the extra peace of mind"
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"5-year limited warranty for the extra peace of mind"
Google it and you'll find many stories from people with a different experience buying Seagate Exos drives from Newegg, and Seagate not honoring the OEM warranty. Buy at your own risk.
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I feel this is way too expensive. If you want a good $/TB for a solid drive, you can take a look at these: https://serverpartdeals.com/colle...tified-hdd

16 TB Exos for $170. Recertified drives.

I run them in my unraid box and they are great.
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Just grabbed two for my unraid server. The 5 year warranty is worth it vs other similar deals with a tiny warranty period or none at all.
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Where's the guy wondering what anyone would use all this storage for? Thread is over 5 hours old now, normally that's one of the first comments! 😂
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How reliable are these x18 drives? Looking at the Q3 2022 Backblaze report [backblaze.com], the 16tb equivalent has an AFR of 3.30% (albeit with a small sample size) vs. the x14 version with an AFR of 0.92%.
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