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Amazon $190 - Seagate Expansion 8TB Desktop External Hard Drive USB 3.0 (STEB8000100)

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Wish Newegg would price match to avoid tax!
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Do you think it is a permanent price drop or just temporary?
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With less than 1 year of life expectancy this becomes a very very expensive drive...Do not use Seagates as backups to files you care about.
sigh...here we go again...
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Avoid and go with the WD MyBook 8TB for $214 shipped
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can this be pulled for desktop use? internal drives have been awfully pricey lately
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I'm not endorsing one brand over another. Just gonna share my real world experience. I've had two Seagate drives die on me within the first year. One within 72-hours. Lost a lot of files. Called Seagate and they said they'd be glad to warranty the drive and send me a new one - BUT - if I wanted the files on their failed drive I'd have to pay $400+ to have them do it.

I currently have 7 WD drives ranging in size from 500mb to 4TB and none have yet failed. They eventually will, but so far not prematurely. Just my experience.
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This is a SMR drive. Do not put it in array or NAS
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$23.75/t,compare to previous 5t deal's $22.5/t.
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This is a SMR drive. Do not put it in array or NAS
Care to elabore?
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Do you think it is a permanent price drop or just temporary?
Looked all Amazon reviews, seems most negative reviews are with the 5TB drive. This might be Seagate's attempt to lure buyer for a "second chance" for the 8TB capacity so it doesn't get the 5TB bad reputation effect.

Yet who knows, I've had plenty failed Seagate drives in recent years, though mostly due to heat problem, e.g. used in living room for htpc, average life span 6 months to 1 year. Now I no longer use these USB drives, must take out the disk and put in a NAS array before use.
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I'm not endorsing one brand over another. Just gonna share my real world experience. I've had two Seagate drives die on me within the first year. One within 72-hours. Lost a lot of files. Called Seagate and they said they'd be glad to warranty the drive and send me a new one - BUT - if I wanted the files on their failed drive I'd have to pay $400+ to have them do it.

I currently have 7 WD drives ranging in size from 500mb to 4TB and none have yet failed. They eventually will, but so far not prematurely. Just my experience.
I've bought 3 Seagate external drives over the past few years. They normally crap out on me after 12-18 months.
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Unless you're running a data center with several thousand drives, your anecdotes about which brands have failed you are meaningless.

This Seagate drive has an annual failure rate of 3.06%, which I would classify as good but not excellent. Unfortunately, there isn't enough data released yet for other brands to know how their 8TB drives compare.

By looking at the historical performance of each brand, it's likely that HGST will be the most reliable. However, for the price you could buy two Seagate drives and have money left over. For the cheaper brands, Seagate has been more reliable than WD or Toshiba overall.

Source: https://www.backblaze.com/blog/ha...s-q2-2016/

If you care about your data, keep multiple copies. Expect any drive can fail at any time.
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