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[Canada Computers] $88.99 Seagate BarraCuda 3TB SATA 3.5'' One Day Sale 08/17/2017

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[Canada Computers] $88.99 Seagate BarraCuda 3TB SATA 3.5'' One Day Sale 08/17/2017

Saw this 3TB HDD as a daily sale at Canada Computers.

Amazon.ca is currently selling for the same price as well.

Amazon Seagate BarraCuda 3TB SATA 3.5
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Is this good for NVR/DVR recording for home security system? Thanks
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Great drive, i use one of these on a dock, its filled with weddings, doesnt get u sed much but very good, and hasnt died yet the most important feature.
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This (ST3000DM008) is a relatively new drive (the oldest review I can see on Amazon is from less than a year ago) so we can't tell if Seagate really changed enough to fix probably the worst drive in history (ST3000DM001). If you haven't done much research on HDD, ST3000DM001 had over 30% failure rate and Seagate even faced class action suit as a result. Out of the 6 HDD I own, the ST3000DM001 was the newest however it died last year.

We all want cheap $/GB, but if the drive can't even last 2 years, it changes the picture completely. It's good to consult BlackBlaze (a data storage company)'s own reliability stats when choosing which HDD to buy. The latest data can be found here. Keep in mind that you can't generalize brands and each model can have extremely different stats. The 4GB Seagate ST4000DM000 seem to only have 3% failure rate while the 8GB Seagate ST8000DM002 has just 1% failure rate. Steer clear of 4GB Seagate ST4000DX000 though, the 36% failure rate is alarming despite the very small sample size (15 died out of 170).
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bennyxyz wrote:
Aug 17th, 2017 11:16 am
Is this good for NVR/DVR recording for home security system? Thanks
Looking for the same thing, but I need to buy a NAS setup to keep recordings. Not sure this is a NAS hd.
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Empyrium wrote:
Aug 17th, 2017 11:39 am
This (ST3000DM008) is a relatively new drive (the oldest review I can see on Amazon is from less than a year ago) so we can't tell if Seagate really changed enough to fix probably the worst drive in history (ST3000DM001). If you haven't done much research on HDD, ST3000DM001 had over 30% failure rate and Seagate even faced class action suit as a result. Out of the 6 HDD I own, the ST3000DM001 was the newest however it died last year.

We all want cheap $/GB, but if the drive can't even last 2 years, it changes the picture completely. It's good to consult BlackBlaze (a data storage company)'s own reliability stats when choosing which HDD to buy. The latest data can be found here. Keep in mind that you can't generalize brands and each model can have extremely different stats. The 4GB Seagate ST4000DM000 seem to only have 3% failure rate while the 8GB Seagate ST8000DM002 has just 1% failure rate. Steer clear of 4GB Seagate ST4000DX000 though, the 36% failure rate is alarming despite the very small sample size (15 died out of 170).
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Toshiba 3TB for $109.

I avoid Seagate when I can. I had one of the ticking time bomb Seagate 2TB a while back.

Oldest drives are coming up to ~5 years, so looking to replace.
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don't' put anything valuable on a seagate, if it's RAID maybe OK,
learn that the hard way, so i am done with seagate, once bitten twice shy.
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Out of 3 Segates (2TB) 2 of them failed over a 2 year period.
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Empyrium wrote:
Aug 17th, 2017 11:39 am
The 4GB Seagate ST4000DM000 seem to only have 3% failure rate while the 8GB Seagate ST8000DM002 has just 1% failure rate. Steer clear of 4GB Seagate ST4000DX000 though
I think you mean TB Winking Face
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Deriot wrote:
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I think you mean TB Winking Face
I'd steer clear of 4GB drives too, maybe hold two movies
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Have a ST3000DM008 with my Synology DS413 and working fine for almost a year now.
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willy wrote:
Aug 17th, 2017 3:36 pm
I know I don't have any hard fact to support this ... but I personally do not trust 3TB drives (basing only on reviews over the years) ...
Not just 3TB, any hard drives IMO, they can fail anytime no matter what the brand. That is why, all my important data like my family's digital photo albums are stored in my hard drive, back up to an external hard drive and also on my DS413 and Asustor 1004T NAS. Will soon back them up to cloud storage once I find a good deal.

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