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

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Feb 6, 2017
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I have 4 of those in my NAS for almost 2 years now, no issues.
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is this deal as good as they come generally?
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ktkn wrote:
Mar 16th, 2017 4:11 pm
is this deal as good as they come generally?
For a 7200RPM, NAS-intended drive? Yeah pretty much. It's about the same as the 5TB though, with the 4TB being $41/TB and the 5TB being $43/TB.

I personally thought the WD Black 5TB for $230 was a better deal given the 5yr warranty. Which is why I bought two of those, heh. But that deal is dead now, so yeah for a 7200RPM drive that's also NAS specified, it's a good deal.

There's also the Toshiba ones, which go for around the same as well:
http://www.ebay.ca/itm/TOSHIBA-Desktop- ... 280af85e45
But note this is not intended for NAS use.

If you want larger, the Seagate IronWolf 6TB is at NCIX for $250 (one-day sale):
http://www.ncix.com/detail/seagate-iron ... omoid=1146
Similarly $42/TB, for NAS use, 7200RPM, RV mitigation.

There's actually a pretty good selection of high-performance NAS drives these days.
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BenK wrote:
Mar 16th, 2017 1:21 pm
no warranty at all on the refurbs?
Don't buy refurb HDDs. They're never actually "refurbished" I have no idea why they get away with calling them that. I guess wiping them and testing them qualifies as "refurbishing" though. Refurb HDDs are all used drives, plain and simple. Drives you buy will have been in previous server operation and will have tens of thousands of hours on them when you get them. Basically they are ticking time bombs and not at all worth the fairly meager discount v. new. They're typically 60-75% the price of a new drive, and really they should be 25% tops!
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Oct 7, 2015
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Vanier, ON
Dumb question : Can I use this for my desktop, or NAS only?
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x8ssJoe wrote:
Mar 16th, 2017 5:15 pm
Dumb question : Can I use this for my desktop, or NAS only?
Can certainly be used as a desktop drive as well.
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ES_Revenge wrote:
Mar 16th, 2017 5:11 pm
Don't buy refurb HDDs. They're never actually "refurbished" I have no idea why they get away with calling them that. I guess wiping them and testing them qualifies as "refurbishing" though. Refurb HDDs are all used drives, plain and simple. Drives you buy will have been in previous server operation and will have tens of thousands of hours on them when you get them. Basically they are ticking time bombs and not at all worth the fairly meager discount v. new. They're typically 60-75% the price of a new drive, and really they should be 25% tops!
I bought a refurb hgst 2tb drive for quick cheap back up replacement in times of need. I never touched it for over a year(after testing it). Then I had a wd die, quick swap and all good to go. Instead of waiting for the rma or have to buy new if rma is over. It came in handy.

Pulled it after new replacement. Still sits there ready to be used again. Has a niche!!! kinda like a tool to have available at a cheap price.

Does anyone have the current warranty of rma'ed replacement drives? The drives you receive as replacements from rma. Are they just one year? or remaining time of original drive etc. I remember when refurbished drives were the drives you received when you requested replacement.
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ES_Revenge wrote:
Mar 16th, 2017 5:28 pm
Can certainly be used as a desktop drive as well.
Thanks !
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ES_Revenge wrote:
Mar 16th, 2017 5:04 pm
For a 7200RPM, NAS-intended drive? Yeah pretty much. It's about the same as the 5TB though, with the 4TB being $41/TB and the 5TB being $43/TB.

I personally thought the WD Black 5TB for $230 was a better deal given the 5yr warranty. Which is why I bought two of those, heh. But that deal is dead now, so yeah for a 7200RPM drive that's also NAS specified, it's a good deal.

There's also the Toshiba ones, which go for around the same as well:
http://www.ebay.ca/itm/TOSHIBA-Desktop- ... 280af85e45
But note this is not intended for NAS use.

If you want larger, the Seagate IronWolf 6TB is at NCIX for $250 (one-day sale):
http://www.ncix.com/detail/seagate-iron ... omoid=1146
Similarly $42/TB, for NAS use, 7200RPM, RV mitigation.

There's actually a pretty good selection of high-performance NAS drives these days.
Thanks, bought!
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ES_Revenge wrote:
Mar 16th, 2017 5:11 pm
Don't buy refurb HDDs. They're never actually "refurbished" I have no idea why they get away with calling them that. I guess wiping them and testing them qualifies as "refurbishing" though. Refurb HDDs are all used drives, plain and simple. Drives you buy will have been in previous server operation and will have tens of thousands of hours on them when you get them. Basically they are ticking time bombs and not at all worth the fairly meager discount v. new. They're typically 60-75% the price of a new drive, and really they should be 25% tops!
Think you are confusing refurbed with remaned, Anyway with twice the usual service life and likely lower tolerance for failure as regular consumer drives they are a better choice at least then many of the consumer drives made for nas. I have two of the 3tb drives in use for over two years now.
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First the drives are very fast, much faster than the 4tb Seagate NAS hard drives and Western Digital 3tb Red drives that I have.
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How do I test this drive? Do I need to pop it in a NAS? or can I test it from a machine?
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x8ssJoe wrote:
Mar 16th, 2017 5:15 pm
Dumb question : Can I use this for my desktop, or NAS only?
Nas drive has firmware for raid setup not single drive which is most common in desktop, it allows only 7 seconds to recover an error, it should be disabled before use as a single drive. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Error_r ... prov=sfla1

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