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[eBay.ca] Newegg ebay HGST Deskstar NAS 3.5" 4TB $164.99 FS

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[eBay.ca] Newegg ebay HGST Deskstar NAS 3.5" 4TB $164.99 FS

Newegg ebay has this on sale. The HGST Nas drive is suppose to be better than WD red.
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They had it for $159 in February and hoping it will go below that soon.
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blazed16 wrote:
Mar 14th, 2017 3:58 pm
They had it for $159 in February and hoping it will go below that soon.
Yup, with $5.99 shipping if memory serves me right.
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why are external hard drives generally cheaper than desktop/internal harddrives ? seems counterintuitive
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tallbert wrote:
Mar 15th, 2017 9:00 am
why are external hard drives generally cheaper than desktop/internal harddrives ? seems counterintuitive
I'm not sure, but it might be the following:
1. You can't really live without internal harddrives...it's something you need.
2. Warranty period.
3. When you buy an external drive, it does a small amount of marketing as well.
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Ordered 5, 1 year ago, for my Synology 5-bays NAS.

1 died last week, totally down without notice (bad sectors). Fingers crossed that this was an exception.
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Mar 15th, 2017 9:09 am
Ordered 5, 1 year ago, for my Synology 5-bays NAS.

1 died last week, totally down without notice (bad sectors). Fingers crossed that this was an exception.
How did you troubleshoot it to find out it's bad sectors as it went totally down without notice?
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chatbox wrote:
Mar 15th, 2017 9:21 am
How did you troubleshoot it to find out it's bad sectors as it went totally down without notice?
That's what I meant, mis-worded. The Synology did not send any preliminary alert. It just totally went down.
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sonician wrote:
Mar 15th, 2017 8:33 am
Any opinions on the 3TB one they have on for $79.99?
http://www.ebay.ca/itm/HGST-Ultrastar-7 ... 1694919367
The 4TB is brand new and the one you linked is Manufacturer refurbished.
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Ordered 5, 1 year ago, for my Synology 5-bays NAS.

1 died last week, totally down without notice (bad sectors). Fingers crossed that this was an exception.
I have a 4TB WD red, 4TB Seagate Nas, 4TB Toshiba and a 3TB Toshiba in my DS413, going to purchase this to replace the 3TB. I don't like having the same batch of same hard drive in my Synology, don't want them to fail at the same time.
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apvm wrote:
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The 4TB is brand new and the one you linked is Manufacturer refurbished.
manufacturer refurbs have never been an issue in the past for me. ~$26/TB is really tempting.
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The 4TB is brand new and the one you linked is Manufacturer refurbished.



I have a 4TB WD red, 4TB Seagate Nas, 4TB Toshiba and a 3TB Toshiba in my DS413, going to purchase this to replace the 3TB. I don't like having the same patch of same hard drive in my Synology, don't want them to fail at the same time.
--> You mean "batch"?
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apvm wrote:
Mar 15th, 2017 9:30 am
I have a 4TB WD red, 4TB Seagate Nas, 4TB Toshiba and a 3TB Toshiba in my DS413, going to purchase this to replace the 3TB. I don't like having the same patch of same hard drive in my Synology, don't want them to fail at the same time.
Agreed and I should have done the same. I was just too convinced when looking at the failure rates for HGST.
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sonician wrote:
Mar 15th, 2017 9:35 am
manufacturer refurbs have never been an issue in the past for me. ~$26/TB is really tempting.
I was just pointing out the difference but judging from the reviews from newegg website, YMMV on how long it will last. Nonetheless, good price for a gaming hard drive or storage for unimportant stuff, I wouldn't trust refurbished hard drive with anything important but that is just me.
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