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[Memory Express] RED 10TB NAS Desktop Hard Drive, SATA III w/ 256MB Cache - $279.99

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Oct 12, 2018
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[Memory Express] RED 10TB NAS Desktop Hard Drive, SATA III w/ 256MB Cache - $279.99

I believe that this is the lowest price it has ever been. I checked on Amazon using *************** and the lowest reported price was $306

https://www.memoryexpress.com/Products/MX67168
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Nov 26, 2008
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Appreciate the post.

We now have a 6, 8, and 10TB thread. We should maybe pair them up?
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Feb 19, 2009
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I have about 60 TB across 10 drives currently, and i've been rocking a home server for over 10 years now.
I really don't get why people overpay for NAS quality drives.

I have the odd failure, sure. But I always run redundant raids, and when I pay half the price per TB I always come out ahead.
Maybe if you "really did" use these drives 24/7 that would be an issue. My drives are sleeping 22-24 hours a day.

Guess if you have the money why not, but you need to back up anyway, so what's the big deal about reliability?
$20-$25 per TB, thats my cut off.

I'm not trolling the deal, clearly some people like these, but I just don't get it.
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Feb 11, 2010
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acidcaribou wrote: I have about 60 TB across 10 drives currently, and i've been rocking a home server for over 10 years now.
I really don't get why people overpay for NAS quality drives.

I have the odd failure, sure. But I always run redundant raids, and when I pay half the price per TB I always come out ahead.
Maybe if you "really did" use these drives 24/7 that would be an issue. My drives are sleeping 22-24 hours a day.

Guess if you have the money why not, but you need to back up anyway, so what's the big deal about reliability?
$20-$25 per TB, thats my cut off.

I'm not trolling the deal, clearly some people like these, but I just don't get it.
What are you running FreeNAS?
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Jan 13, 2003
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acidcaribou wrote: I have about 60 TB across 10 drives currently, and i've been rocking a home server for over 10 years now.
I really don't get why people overpay for NAS quality drives.

I have the odd failure, sure. But I always run redundant raids, and when I pay half the price per TB I always come out ahead.
Maybe if you "really did" use these drives 24/7 that would be an issue. My drives are sleeping 22-24 hours a day.

Guess if you have the money why not, but you need to back up anyway, so what's the big deal about reliability?
$20-$25 per TB, thats my cut off.

I'm not trolling the deal, clearly some people like these, but I just don't get it.
if you're going to type all that anyway, you might as well suggest some alternative deals while you're here
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hope Amazon matches this as well
We're all in this together. Be kind and civil with one another
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Jan 24, 2015
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do you need a NAS to use this, or can i use an enclosure of some kind? any good NAS to get, they all look like hundreds of dollars?
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Nov 6, 2013
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No you dont need to use a NAS for this. they are just designed to handle vibrations from other drives beside.
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acidcaribou wrote: I have about 60 TB across 10 drives currently, and i've been rocking a home server for over 10 years now.
I really don't get why people overpay for NAS quality drives.

I have the odd failure, sure. But I always run redundant raids, and when I pay half the price per TB I always come out ahead.
Maybe if you "really did" use these drives 24/7 that would be an issue. My drives are sleeping 22-24 hours a day.

Guess if you have the money why not, but you need to back up anyway, so what's the big deal about reliability?
$20-$25 per TB, thats my cut off.

I'm not trolling the deal, clearly some people like these, but I just don't get it.
I get it if all drives are constantly getting reads/writes, but for home users regular drives in a nas situation are usually fine.

Have 160tb, some are nas specific drives, most are not. Never needed the benefits of a nas drive, just sometimes the price made sense
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Jan 13, 2014
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Unless you want to shuck the drive, the 10TB WD RED is currently the cheapest 10TB drive I'm seeing at Memory Express. $279 for a good quality 10TB drive is a good deal no matter if it's a NAS drive or not.
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Aug 17, 2012
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redflags10 wrote: do you need a NAS to use this, or can i use an enclosure of some kind? any good NAS to get, they all look like hundreds of dollars?
I'm using one right now as an internal hard drive for storage.
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Oct 16, 2007
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London
NAS drives constantly sleeping/waking is generally more harmful than beneficial. Let them spin.
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Jan 11, 2016
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redflags10 wrote: do you need a NAS to use this, or can i use an enclosure of some kind? any good NAS to get, they all look like hundreds of dollars?
You don't need a NAS. I have 2 of these enclosures for my Linux server with the exact same drives.

Vantec NST-371C31-BK NexStar Gx USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-C 3.5" Sata HDD/SSD Enclosure, Comes with C to C and C to A Cable, Aluminum Casing, Black https://www.amazon.ca/dp/B07CYQPWD9/ref ... aEbG7N21H4
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Inb4 shucking is a better deal
acidcaribou wrote: I really don't get why people overpay for NAS quality drives.
I typically agree.
I'm a shucker myself and have been perfectly happy.
I do however see why people buy NAS drives. There's a full warranty and you're guaranteed the drive you buy
Personally I'm in the same boat as you because I don't care about warranty because at scale I can handle my own warranty.
As for drives, shucking is fairly consistent in terms of what you get if you buy within the same time period.

$20-$25 per TB, thats my cut off.
$20 is mine.
To be fair at $25, this is a hair more than 10% more.

At $20, the cost difference for this drive is about $80. So I'd have to lose about 1 drive per 3.5 for this to make any sense.
Considering failure rates for consumer drives isn't nearly this high I'm usually winning in the end.

I also don't buy stuff like "vibration protection" either, otherwise I'd have far more failures than I do.
redflags10 wrote: do you need a NAS to use this, or can i use an enclosure of some kind?
This is actually a bad drive to use as a non NAS drive because of TLER.
In a regular drive, TLER is set really high to let the OS recover any errors.
In a NAS drive, TLER is set low because the controller typically handles error recovery.
any good NAS to get, they all look like hundreds of dollars?
Good
Fast
Cheap

Pick 2.

If you're okay with Good and cheap and don't mind it being slow, A small board computer can be had for sub $100.
I think RasPi is getting an 4xSATA hat for about $100.

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