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Seagate Expansion Desktop 16TB External HDD (STEB16000402) - $398.99

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How warranties for WD 14TB and this one compare ? I see Seagate has 1 year limited and WD has 2 years
I'm thinking to cancel BB backorder for WD 14TB but still on the fence.
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Hubba hubba......drooolzzzz.....

Just imagining how large my collection of "movies" can expand to.....awesome...

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What I got from reading the comments is

This drive here is faster

But in terms of quality? I’ve used WD before and most of the time I heard Seagate not the best so what’s everyone’s take?
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alkaint wrote: My 4K movies are around 25-30gb each, I have about 300 4k movies and around 400 1080P movies. Storage gets depleted quick if you know how to use it and I'm sure my collection is significantly lower than many out there.
death_hawk wrote: I download more than 4-5TB a day sometimes....
ji2o0k wrote:
Just imagining how large my collection of "movies" can expand to.....awesome...
We got some dudes with extensive "movie" collections here. I need to up my game.
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turbine wrote: We got some dudes with extensive "movie" collections here. I need to up my game.
I see your 10TB of 4K “movies” and raise you 16TB of “movies”!!

Bam!!

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misterlamed wrote: What I got from reading the comments is

This drive here is faster

But in terms of quality? I’ve used WD before and most of the time I heard Seagate not the best so what’s everyone’s take?
I used to be a WD only HDD person (never Seagate) but the last few years Seagate is fine...

I’ve had WD HDDs with issues and Seagates with issues...

Just make sure to keep multiple copies of important files....best mitigation strategy.

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ji2o0k wrote: I used to be a WD only HDD person (never Seagate) but the last few years Seagate is fine...

I’ve had WD HDDs with issues and Seagates with issues...

Just make sure to keep multiple copies of important files....best mitigation strategy.
Understood thanks for the reply. But in terms of someone that just uses it as a back up not like a plex server does the faster RPM makes a difference?
Im mostly using it for extra storage space for gopro videos and w/e.
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misterlamed wrote:
But in terms of quality? I’ve used WD before and most of the time I heard Seagate not the best so what’s everyone’s take?
You get an Enterprise drive vs a non Enterprise drive.
No brainer.
Do you not have anything else to do rather than argue with strangers on the internet
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Nov 26, 2013
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In Ontario its around $28.18/TB after tax. Pretty good for a huge capacity enterprise disk. I'm going to sit this one out though, as I just want storage not a NAS or DAS. Probably this could get cheaper as others have said, but then again we have a pandemic disrupting the supply chain so it could go either way.
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lightmeup wrote: I think I am going to wait for that 10Tb to go back to 199$ again.... 16TB is just too big....
Same here. Whilst, this deal is great, and the fact that it's an Enterprise drive makes it very tempting, but I just don't see it suitable for a small-time NAS build. Hoping BF brings some good deals on HDDs.
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I'm setting up a RIpi4 NAS to be serving files to my Nvidia Shield plex server(only local clients, me and gf- may expand to one or two family members for 720/1080p content). My plan is to grab a 8-10TB drive, load her up for 2-3 years. Then purchase another drive at a cheaper price/TB for periodic redundancy. Just my method.
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game_fanatic wrote: One 4K Remux file is anywhere from 40GB-80GB, so if that's your bag then 16TB fills up pretty quick.
Remember the good old days when drives were 40-80 GB?
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turbine wrote: We got some dudes with extensive "movie" collections here. I need to up my game.
You should buy 63 of them, you'll be the only dude on RFD with 1 petabyte of storage. Now that's a porn library!
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misterlamed wrote: Understood thanks for the reply. But in terms of someone that just uses it as a back up not like a plex server does the faster RPM makes a difference?
Im mostly using it for extra storage space for gopro videos and w/e.
For plex I don't think RPM make difference. 5400rpm should be quite enough. most of Plex operations (inlcuding transcoding) are way below 100MB/s
unless you use it directly for video editing (which you don't want to do) it's quite enough performance for the rest of applications.

For backup it depends on the source speed and other bottlenecks. If you do backup from SSD you will feel the difference. If your source for backup is connected through network, then the network itself will be bottleneck and RPM won't make difference.
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nl1000 wrote: You should buy 63 of them, you'll be the only dude on RFD with 1 petabyte of storage. Now that's a porn library!
What is this porn you speak of, sir? We were merely referring to "movies" Winking Face
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does anyone know when u remove the hdd out of the case can u put it back in?
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