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[Amazon.ca] Prime Day: Seagate Expansion Desktop 10TB External Drive - Schuckable - $218.48

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[Amazon.ca] Prime Day: Seagate Expansion Desktop 10TB External Drive - Schuckable - $218.48

Update2: Price dropped slightly to $218.48 when I checked at 11:40PM.
Update1: Confirmed possible IronWolf Pros as per post# 48

This was listed on the Prime Deals for $229.99. I picked one up last year on black friday for $199.99, pried it open and got a Barracuda Pro out of it. CMR drive for those that care. Obviously warranty goes out the window once you crack them open. I wouldn't recommend for NAS use, but good for low risk bulk storage like a home media library.

https://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/B07NPMMZ8C

Model: STEB10000400
Internal drive: Barracuda Pro (ST10000DM0004) or IronWolf Pro
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Would be hot if it was EXOSTAR drive
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Could it still be usable on a media only NAS?
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Speedbeaver wrote: Could it still be usable on a media only NAS?
Technically yes, but they're not meant to run 24/7 or have the same mechanical tolerances of dedicated NAS hardware specially if you're planning to use them in some sort of RAID configuration. Sort of like towing a camping trailer with a civic hatchback, you can technically do it and no one's going to stop you from doing it but it's not recommended. With that said, I'm sure a few people have used these in their NAS successfully without any issues.

Also the internal drive doesn't have all the standard mounting holes. I think it's missing a pair either on the side or the underside.
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is this the PRO model?
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Wait another month for the $199.99 or better
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railgrinder wrote: Also the internal drive doesn't have all the standard mounting holes. I think it's missing a pair either on the side or the underside.
Yup, missing the middle hole on the side, now I have to 3D print this adapter.
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wlee wrote: is this the PRO model?
Barracuda Pro inside: ST10000DM0004
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Not bad but not fantastic. Grabbed 5 from Best Buy back in the spring at $5 more. $209 or lower qualifies for hot.
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evoviii wrote: Wait another month for the $199.99 or better
Returns can be done until Jan 31, 2021. So in true RFD fashion, buy now return later when/if the price drops.
Extended Returns Information
For the 2020 holiday season, most of the items shipped between October 1 and December 31 can be returned until January 31, 2021.

https://www.amazon.ca/gp/help/customer/ ... eId=915466
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These drives are a little questionable, I bought 2 for NAS when they were 200$

in 9 months, 1 drive has 8 bad sectors (just developed last month)
the other drive has 30,000 bad sectors.

This is after doing the 2-3 pass stress test in Linux

This is with always on but minimal usage
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coffeebean wrote: These drives are a little questionable, I bought 2 for NAS when they were 200$

in 9 months, 1 drive has 8 bad sectors (just developed last month)
the other drive has 30,000 bad sectors.

This is with always on but minimal usage
Ouch. Like actual bad sectors showing up in the OS (appears in CHKDSK) or visible only through SMART (current pending sector, re-located sector events)?
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railgrinder wrote: Technically yes, but they're not meant to run 24/7 or have the same mechanical tolerances of dedicated NAS hardware specially if you're planning to use them in some sort of RAID configuration. Sort of like towing a camping trailer with a civic hatchback, you can technically do it and no one's going to stop you from doing it but it's not recommended. With that said, I'm sure a few people have used these in their NAS successfully without any issues.

Also the internal drive doesn't have all the standard mounting holes. I think it's missing a pair either on the side or the underside.
tough to find a shuckable HDD for NAS though...i mean you can always buy WD Reds or the Ironwolf bare drives but those would cost you at least 100 bucks more?
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Will you actually get 200+MB/s read/write with these or are they limited in some way?
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spammy wrote: tough to find a shuckable HDD for NAS though...i mean you can always buy WD Reds or the Ironwolf bare drives but those would cost you at least 100 bucks more?
You just have to know what you're getting into if you decide to use these for a NAS. Firmware for these aren't optimized for NAS and probably more optimized for hot plugging and power saving compared to 24/7 use. Heat is another factor to consider when using in a NAS since they're typically in close proximity to other drives and might have limited airflow depending on the cooling design, compared to its default use in the enclosure and relying on ambient air to passively dissipate heat.
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I bought about 8 or 10 of these hard drives over the past 12 months (last year's amazing $199 deal) for my NAS... 3 have failed due to bad sectors.

Replacements seem OK, still abnormally high failure rate.
railgrinder wrote: You just have to know what you're getting into if you decide to use these for a NAS. Firmware for these aren't optimized for NAS and probably more optimized for hot plugging and power saving compared to 24/7 use.
Barracuda Pro is rated for "DAS" usage, so for software RAID (i.e. Synology, unRAID, FreeNAS), they work great... only issue is the bad sectors.
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So getting at 2TB WD quality drive for $70 is out of the realm with today's prices? Wait till BF?
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iamdman wrote: So getting at 2TB WD quality drive for $70 is out of the realm with today's prices? Wait till BF?
Lower capacity drives aren't discounted as heavily, my guess is that there is a fixed cost to sell these units so the can only go so cheap?

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