[Amazon.ca] HOT 12TB WD external hard drive $230
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I could be wrong but aren't 5400RPM more sought after for NAS? Wasn't there just a debacle with WD trying to brand 7200rpm drives as 5400 'class'ElroyJetson wrote: ↑ The deciding factor for most should be *what* drive is inside.
Seagate drive is faster. WD drive is 5% cheaper per TB and maybe someone really needs that extra 2TB inside a single case for some reason.
The Seagate drives (currently) have Iron Wolf Pros, 7200rpm NAS drives - their 2nd best drive. In the past there have been Barracudas & once in a while Exo (best drive).
The WD 12TB drives are said to be WD120EMAZ-11BLFA0.. which should be a relabeled 5400rpm Red NAS drive.
Nothing wrong with that, it's a good drive. But I would sooooooo much rather have the faster spec Seagate drive.
Nov 26th, 2020 5:48 am
5400 rpm drivers are quieter and use less power iirc. These will most likely be 7200 rpm, so higher power use and noise, but only the performance of a 5400 rpm drive. The worst of both worlds if you will.
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I just did a quick research. Apparently these are WD120EMFZ Helium sealed CMR 5400rpm. EMAZ is older model.
Nov 26th, 2020 6:20 am
I bought this drive last month for Prime day - was on sale for about $258+tax. Inside mine is actually a WD120EDAZ. Helium sealed, 5400rpm.
Nov 26th, 2020 6:26 am
Are you sure it was the WD Elements and not the WD MyBook/EasyStore that you bought? Googling that model no. says that EDAZ is from MyBook or Easystore.
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Yes, I am sure. Amazon actually notified me when I clicked OP's link: "You last purchased this item on Oct 13 2020." I have the drive in front of me, P/N: WDBWLG0120HBK-XB
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Yeah, I was wrong - I believe the EDAZ is CMR. Sorry for any confusion.
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