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

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apvm wrote:
Mar 15th, 2017 9:30 am
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 batch of same hard drive in my Synology, don't want them to fail at the same time.
I think that's a great idea! different branded drives
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apvm wrote:
Mar 15th, 2017 9:45 am
Thanks, corrected.
No problem. I wasn't sure if you were referring to something like harddrive firmware updates by that or something.
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PatK621 wrote:
Mar 15th, 2017 11:47 am
I have 3 of them, no issues good performer so far.
For how long / since when?
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PatK621 wrote:
Mar 15th, 2017 11:47 am
I have 3 of them, no issues good performer so far.
Thanks for the info. Much appreciated!
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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
I have 2 of them. They were used in enterprise servers. The first one was used for 21,000 hours, while the second one was working for 18,000. Did a long SMART analysis for both of them, and a 1 pass badblocks test just in case. No SMART errors and no problems with bad blocks either. For a home NAS they are perfect for me. I would recommend them 100%.
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SergioAri wrote:
Mar 15th, 2017 11:08 pm
I have 2 of them. They were used in enterprise servers. The first one was used for 21,000 hours, while the second one was working for 18,000. Did a long SMART analysis for both of them, and a 1 pass badblocks test just in case. No SMART errors and no problems with bad blocks either. For a home NAS they are perfect for me. I would recommend them 100%.
Sorry I'm sidetracked here, maybe I'm the only one but reading these stats and translating that into life time. That's 2.5 years of living.
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lincoln wrote:
Mar 15th, 2017 11:15 pm
Sorry I'm sidetracked here, maybe I'm the only one but reading these stats and translating that into life time. That's 2.5 years of living.
They are enterprise drives, they are a lot more durable than desktop and NAS drives. They have a targeted MTBF of 2 million hours, while most home drives have an MTBF of less than 1 million. Since they were in enterprise servers, they were powered off and on just a handful of times, which helps them to stay healthy for longer periods of time. Most of the drives end up failing when powering off and on the system (like a home PC).
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pZn wrote:
Mar 15th, 2017 10:41 pm
FYI, NCIX on eBay sells the WD Red 4TB for the same price w. free shipping: http://www.ebay.ca/itm/281985151399 (max 2 units/buyer though).

(Found in this topic: http://forums.redflagdeals.com/ebay-can ... ck-2086677)
Bearing in mind plain Reds are only 5400 RPM while Red Pros and HGSTs are 7200.
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arandomguy wrote:
Mar 16th, 2017 8:03 am
Does anyone have experience with how Newegg Ebay or NCIX Ebay ship drives (packaging)?

Does Newegg Ebay use the same as their own store? http://promotions.newegg.com/HDD/14-078 ... cid=238512

How does NCIX ship hard drives in general (have never bought anything shipped by them)?
No experience with Newegg but last time I bought a HDD from NCIX (not ebay ncix), they just wrap the HDD (oem no box) with bubble bag. Nonetheless, the HDD works fine and without errors after I tested it.
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chatbox wrote:
Mar 15th, 2017 11:50 am
For how long / since when?
310 days and drive sentinel is showing 100%, different batches. Newegg have these really nice bubble pouches in tight boxes (I'd give %100 satisfaction for shipping). Don't know about e-bay purchases, why go through e-bay unless you're trying to distance yourself from the product? I'll hold for 5TB to become ubiquitous at better price levels.
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arandomguy wrote:
Mar 16th, 2017 8:03 am
Does anyone have experience with how Newegg Ebay or NCIX Ebay ship drives (packaging)?

Does Newegg Ebay use the same as their own store? http://promotions.newegg.com/HDD/14-078 ... cid=238512
Newegg Ebay is Newegg, it's a distinction without a difference. These drives come from newegg in nice retail boxes as shown in the listing with formed plastic inserts holding the drive in the middle firmly and with with lots of cushion. I ordered four, they came in a larger box with air bags.
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arandomguy wrote:
Mar 16th, 2017 8:03 am
Does Newegg Ebay use the same as their own store? http://promotions.newegg.com/HDD/14-078 ... cid=238512
Thank you for posting that link. I bought the HGST refurb 3TB for $79 (+ $9 for a year warranty) and it came that way (passed 36 hours of SMART tests and DD read/writes, no problems with it). I assumed it was the refurb company that put it in that packaging. I'm glad NewEgg is doing something about bare OEM drives. But these new HGSTs will come in HGST's retail box, so I imagine it will just have standard bubble bags to prevent the box from bouncing around and HGST's retail box will be relied on to protect the drive.
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