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EDIT: This drive is the equivalent to an archive drive (SMR or a different, equivalent name), so this should be write little read many. Write performance will drop severely for heavy, random writes, but copying large media files will hold 150+ MB/s writes. 6.5TB of writing large media files to this held 170MB/s for most of the session when I first received this.
The Seagate Expansion contains this drive, so if you can't jump on this, you can usually find the Seagate Expansion around $120-$130 to shuck and get a free USB3.1 enclosure.
10TB drives are overpriced , you can pick any 8TB drive for half the price . WD easystore or Seagate Expansion , for example , buy them and remove the external USB housing
This one has 5 out of 5 , highest rating on amazon
tfw a post like this is on my frontpage right next to a post for a 256GB SSD for 140$.
Why are they so expensive now.... If I could buy another 1 TB SSD for 90$, I'd be so happy.
Also: a similar deal on amazon atm
Amazon link for the lazy
If you're after 8TB and are OK with SMR, and wouldn't mind a shorter warranty, you can save quite a bit more by buying the Seagate external USB drives and shucking them.
For example, the Seagate Expansion (STEB8000100) is currently $199.99 at Amazon:
This drive as well as the 8TB Backup Plus hit a low price of $170 last year at Black Friday according to CamelCamelCamel... They haven't been near that since, but the Expansion was $190 last December.
They're $205 currently on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Seagate-Expansion-Desktop-External-STEB8000100/dp/B01HAPGEIE/ref=sr_1_1?s=pc&ie=UTF8&qid=1482265360&sr=1-1&keywords=8tb.
I've never paid more than $100 for 5TB and $200 for 8TB. You mostly just have to wait for deals on externals and then shuck them. If you are in it for the long haul, it is worth saving money shucking as long as you have a backup. Example for $750 you could get 6 x 5TB of shucked Seagate drives. You would only be able to get 3 x 5TB of WD Red.
I don't disagree with that but I would think twice before buying
Amazon has this Seagate Expansion 8TB on sale for $160 , it seems to be "safer" than the one on newegg .
Amazon may have them too although from what i have seen WD's on Amazon don't go on sale as often as Seagate's I usually get these from amazon however they are SMR. These drives are best for WORM (Write once read many) storage and since my use is all media im okay with it. If you start getting into swapping large amounts of data writes can be considerably slower. At any rate you will just have to see what available on your end but personally id go that route or similar.
I just order them from Amazon (speed, convenience, and usually a good price if not the best). These are what I've been buying lately:
Seagate Expansion 8TB Desktop External Hard Drive USB 3.0 (STEB8000100) $169.99
I use an 8TB Seagate HDD. It's plenty quiet and is plenty fast and only costs $180. I store most of my games on it and I can play most from it, but if I want one to be on Quick Resume it has to be on the Series X hard drive.
It’s silly to buy that thing.
You can get way more storage for cheaper.
Yes they are. I've boughten 3x 8TB ones now for $150 each. Here is a link to Amazon .
FYI, Each one I have opened up has been a Barracuda drive
I bought a Seagate Expansion Desktop 8TB External from Amazon — it’s currently $140 US. It’s not clearly stated what speed it is (though one of the answers in the Q&A section says the 8TB is a 7200rpm).
I got some bad info and was told I could share a single drive across my PS4 Pro + XBOX One X by the dipshit at GameStop, otherwise I’d have bought two 4TB drives which is more than enough for this generation. Come next gen though (with both machines running SSDs), I may buy another one. The drive that you linked; the Barracuda Pro... is that an internal only? What makes the difference between the “prebuilt cheaper version” and the “good version”? Sorry if it’s obvious, I’m clearly not enough of an electronics enthusiast to have gotten it right the first time.
I bought a Seagate 8TB USB3.0 external drive (it’s currently $134 from Amazon)... it’s far more than anyone could possibly need this generation. I could be imagining it, but it seems like games installed on it run faster than the Pro’s internal 1TB. I bought it because a gamestop clerk was telling me that she personally uses a single external HD for both her PS4 and XBOX One as she was ringing up my XB1X purchase. I dunno why she’d make that claim, and we definitely weren’t talking about saving music/movies. I could have just bought a 4TB for each console and had plenty of room.
With the 8TB, there’s 7.35TB free space available with nothing installed. I’m got 515 games installed on it right now, and I’m still only 5.64TB/7.35TB. I’m even installing every PS+ game and shit I’ll never, ever play just to see if I could possibly fill it up before next generation. And then I have 381GB/861.4GB of my internal filled almost entirely with screenshots and video clips.
My advice for anyone looking at buying an external — 4TB is more than enough for this generation but the next generation of games will be larger so it can’t hurt to buy a large one. It’s nice to have every game you own installed at once, but you’re probably only bouncing between playing a handful at a time. I expect the USB3.0 standard will be the same on the PS5 so for the extra $55 you can double the 4TB to 8TB and carry over *all your PS4 games ***and have room for PS5 games as well, and then only use the **internal SSD* for games you’re actively playing as your primaries .
I believe you can keep the ones you have on that hard drive and switch between them games. I suggest this one https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01HAPGEIE/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_q6TcFb25YF32G it is what I have for my pro thinking I might get another one since I have it full 7.26 GB of ps+ gamesand paid games. I might use the other for just ps+ games and use the new one for paid games
I got this 8TB external which is currently $144. It’s honestly probably more size than anyone could possibly need; I have 500+ games installed between it and my 1TB internal drive right now. So a 4TB would be more than sufficient for most people, and you can get that brand for $90 from Amazon at that same link. Then you have more space on your internal and external combined, rather than replacing the internal with an SSD.
So keep in mind that the PS5 will support USB3.0 and backwards compatibility. If you buy an external, you can use it now to expand your storage space, and then import your entire PS4 library to the PS5. Moreover, the PS5’s SSD will only be 825GB and we’re not sure how much of that will be free space or used be the apps, so having a big external will come in handy as you can shuffle games from your internal SSD to the external whenever you’re not playing them to make room for the ones you are. The PS4’s games aren’t designed to take advantage of an SSD so while you will get improved load times, it won’t be anything like on the PS5 where they are designed around it.
For those reasons, I think you should go for an external. What size is up to you; if you don’t mind spending the extra to double your drive (or get a 6TB), then you’re future proofing it as games get larger and your collection grows. Hope that helps!
I have a Seagate Expansion 8TB as my backup drive. $140 on Amazon https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/B01HAPGEIE
Only had this one since October 2018, but it's been fine.
(Note: you're not going to get good reliability data from a few anecdotes on Reddit. Look at something like Backblaze's reports if you want real data. Of course, they're not using external drives...)
I’m here to say that 4TB is definitely enough for this generation. I bought an 8TB for $140 thinking it wasn’t much more cash for the space, and even with a backlog of 400+ games and everything I’ve completed this generation installed as well, I still haven’t filled the thing. (I’m even installing shit I’ll never play and everything from PS+ just to see if I can come close).
There’s no reason in hell that anyone would need one that big, lol. Maybe next generation; I’ll still plug mine in to the USB3.0 for storage reasons and backwards compatibility, but will definitely be using the internal SSD for the games I’m currently playing.
I have the 8tb seagate expansion hard drive, bought it on sale for $90 but retail is $139. For the amount of files you have that’s pretty much your only solution, and for using samples the speed won’t be an issue
Seagate Expansion Desktop 8TB External Hard Drive HDD – USB 3.0 for PC Laptop (STEB8000100) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01HAPGEIE/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_kx18CbE56ETXY
It's this one by Seagate. It's gone up $10 since then, but still a good deal. It works great. I just move libraries to disks like that and retreive them if I need them.
I'm guessing what you meant was this.
And, again, this is assuming only 1080p/30fps footage at 3 videos a week and doesn't include other footage or data generated by/for video shoots.
You also need to buy two of whatever solution you end up going with (so your cost would be over $300 just for a pretty basic YT set up) because a single on-site backup is not a back up.
Yeah, I've got a few of these (https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/B01HAPGEIE/ref=ox_sc_act_title_1?smid=ATVPDKIKX0DER&psc=1) sitting in my cart, I'm just hoping they go on sale, otherwise I'm gonna have to wait for a little since I'm a poor teenager slaving away in retail ;-;
These Seagates are also $150 brand new on Amazon if you spend the 10 minutes it takes to shuck them, plus free shipping. https://www.amazon.com/Seagate-Expansion-Desktop-External-STEB8000100/dp/B01HAPGEIE/ref=sr_1_3?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1526461402&sr=1-3&keywords=8tb+external+hard+drive
Pretty sure they're almost always this price too.
I do! Under the title: "You Should (Almost) Always Use Spaces"
> Generally speaking, using tabs is barbaric. Makefiles are an exception, as they originate from a less civilized era. Go source files are also a weird exception. I don't know what Rob Pike was thinking, but he's pretty smart so I guess he gets a pass.
> The only argument you can really make for tabs is they result in smaller file sizes than those delimited with spaces, but seriously? Are you that pressed for disk space? May I suggest one of these?
$92 + $5 shipping fee for 4TB ...not a good deal IMO
You can get 8TB drive for only $150 , free shipping here :
Most hoarders here buy external drive then "shuck" it later
I spent the extra $50 to double the size and bought a Seagate Expansion 8TB for $149 — I’m currently re-downloading everything in existence. This is likely WAY too much space for most people, and while I don’t know how much of it I’ll end up using yet (until the dl’s finish), it’s future proof and a 3.0 USB will probably still be used on the PS5. Installing games from discs is lightning fast.
A 4TB is probably all most people will need, and you can get ones with 7200RPM for $130ish. Most large externals will be closer to 5900RPM, which is still better than the stock 5200RPM in the PS4 and Pro. I kind of went on a shopping spree after buying the PSVR and between the sale going on right now and the Black Friday —> Christmas sales, ended up spending several hundred more to pick up just about every title worth playing. My backlog is probably over 100+ games at this point, so my 2018 resolution was to actually PLAY them instead of collect them, lol.
Not sure if that's legal or not. I wouldn't get a flash drive. Instead something like this: https://www.amazon.com/Seagate-Expansion-Desktop-External-STEB8000100/dp/B01HAPGEIE/ref=pd_bxgy_147_img_2?_encoding=UTF8&pd_rd_i=B01HAPGEIE&pd_rd_r=BCM4VNKDVAERJZQ11BK8&pd_rd_w=5B6Lg&pd_rd_wg=quqkJ&psc=1&refRID=BCM4VNKDVAER...
But if you're plan is to keep the videos online you might be better off just accessing the site again when you want them.
Lacie's are great. I can't say enough though to NOT GET WESTERN DIGITAL. They install this garbage software on your computer that runs constantly in the background eating up CPU. Even when I hunted down their uninstall software and directions it still didn't uninstall it and I had to have someone I know go into the backend of the computer and remove the software through command terminal lines.
If you're looking for a great drive go with Lacie and (personally) I've never had an issue with Seagate but some have. There are crazy deals on 8TB ones right now on Amazon. https://www.amazon.com/Seagate-Expansion-Desktop-External-STEB8000100/dp/B01HAPGEIE/ref=pd_sim_147_2?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1&refRID=W701VJHQD28GCCV9BZP3
I have 4 of these, they work great.
Seagate Expansion 8TB Desktop External Hard Drive USB 3.0 (STEB8000100) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01HAPGEIE/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_GrLmAb1X3FKKR
If you're computer has USB 3.0, you shouldn't have to worry about any speed issues.
I’m a big fan of western digital externals, but last year they had a great deal on Seagate’s 8 TB external for $190. I would strongly recommend that if you can shell out the cash. I’ve got 250 games installed and it’s not even half way filled.
Alright thanks. Nah, the Seagate was an 8TB with 16MB of cache. At least that's what a reviewer said. I have all WD drives. The 500GB is an old WD that I used for my first Plex drive.
8TB External drives are fairly cheap nowadays.
Presumably, OP will also have other backups in case of emergency anyway.
I see a Seagate internal archive drive for $237 on amazon right now, that works out to $2140 for nine. If you're willing to shuck you can get nine of these and end up paying $1979.55. :)
Here's one: https://www.amazon.com/Seagate-Expansion-Desktop-External-STEB8000100/dp/B01HAPGEIE/ref=sr_1_3?s=pc&ie=UTF8&qid=1533684665&sr=1-3&keywords=8tb+hard+drive
Technically its more like 7.27TB after formatting
$140 for 8TB
$250 for 10TB
Just get 2 8TB for $30 more.
You can get the 8TB Archive drives for $209 from Amazon if you're willing to shuck it.
Seagate Expansion externals (SMR) are also back to $149.99 on Amazon for SMR-appropriate applications.
I use two of these. They're 150 each on Amazon. It's over 100, but you get what you pay for.
8 TB seagates externals are on sale at Amazon for 150 Just shuck the drive and you're good to go :P or keep it external.
Or get a mybook for 170, shuck it and keep the enclosure and you're ok for warranty. Just put the drive back into it before you ship it back and say you had to take it out for data recovery.
I have an 8TB self-powered HDD from seagate when Amazon had a sale going last year. A link to the listing:
Seagate Expansion 8TB Desktop External Hard Drive USB 3.0 (STEB8000100) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01HAPGEIE/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_rBKuBb37WWHCS
You can get 8tb for 129 right now on Amazon:
Seagate Expansion 8TB Desktop External Hard Drive USB 3.0 (STEB8000100) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01HAPGEIE/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_gnLkCbMT73PAB
Check the model number on the drive not the sku for the enclosure:
I personally bought 3 8TB Seagate Expansion's for cheap on Amazon:
Pulled the drive and the model number was ST8000DM004 which ended up being the Barracuda/Compute HDD which sadly is SMR. Luckily this is just for a personal NAS which won’t see a ton of drive activity so if they last 2-3 years I’ll be happy.
This is $150 on Amazon right now
This 8 TB drive was on Amazon for $169 the other day. I bought one.
Amazon Prime Day sale is going on right now and they have the:
They seem like a really good deal but the drives are so alike that I do not know which is better. Additionally, several reviews say that their drive failed on them after several weeks/months or even a year. I'm worried about the same happening. Wouldn't want to download a bunch of content, back it up, and then loose it all in a year. I don't know if it's because of user error and they wrote and deleted off the drive a lot or because that's just how the drives are.
Looks like Amazon has it for 174.99
Amazon US, 8TB external hard drive for 142USD. Can barely get a 4TB drive for that much (maybe around 180 SGD) here locally.
For the last five months it's been 160 or lower at Amazon:
Currently it's below 160 at Rakuten and there's a sitewide 15% off sale to lower the price to about $135.
$16 per terabyte so good deal.
But I'm gonna get the Seagate Expansion Desktop 8TB External instead at $140. It's $10 off with the Amazon Assistant promo, so at $130, it's also $16 per TB.
I've been happy with my 8TB external Seagate drive: https://www.amazon.com/Seagate-Expansion-Desktop-External-STEB8000100/dp/B01HAPGEIE
It seems the price has gone up a bit since March of last year. Still a heck of a deal in my opinion.
8 TB Seagate
This is good - get a pair and just have one backup to the other every night at like 4am using Carbon Copy Cloner. I would not use a RAID. If you have the PCIe card space you could put one of these on one of these. I have a similar setup on my 2012 5,1 and the datarate is CRAZY high.
Moving overseas and selling the following external hard drives, all in perfect working condition and also cosmetically perfect:
(1) Seagate (SRD0NF2) Expansion Desktop 5TB External Hard Drive HDD – USB 3.0 $69
(3) Seagate (SRD0NF2) Expansion Desktop 8TB External Hard Drive HDD – USB 3.0 $120
(1) Seagate (SRD00F2) Expansion Desktop 8TB External Hard Drive HDD – USB 3.0
I’m pricing them all at 40% off of the current Amazon or Newegg price. I bought all of these on Amazon and they have never failed me. I’ve owned over 10 Seagate external drives going back to 2015 and they have never failed me. Baby them and and they will treat you very well.
I'm editing on an SSD and then using Seagate 8TB drives like this for archiving/storage:
I have some Western Digital 8TB that work well, too, but I prefer Seagate when available.
It seems like WD MyBook also does not have a power button
I just don't know how to cope with this lol
Are you sure these aren't SMR?
I got this recently: https://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/B01HAPGEIE/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o01_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1 ... looks the same and I think there's an SMR inside. I terribly regret that purchase.
8tb for me
I have a 8tb drive with close to 200 games ps plus freebies. https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01HAPGEIE/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_fabt1_f4BWFb6J23SBG?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1
Just checked cheapest for sale right now is $135
which is better this or seagate? https://www.amazon.ca/dp/B01HAPGEIE?th=1
It is a Seagate STEB8000100.
I have this one for my pro. Dont know if it's the best but had it for a couple years
Amazon has 8TB on special now too:
Works out to nearly the same price/GB. The 6TB is slightly cheaper.
What about ordering a bunch of hard drives from Amazon.com and paying the cost to ship them? For example, the following 8TB external Seagate drive costs $139.99 USD and Amazon claims that shipping is $11.27 per drive, making the total cost ~$150 USD.
While I don't live in AU, I do live in Taiwan and drives are expensive here as well. I just order from the US and pay the cost of global shipping which turns out to be cheaper than paying the markups that exist here.
Not on sale, but you can pickup a Seagate 8TB external for $139 on Amazon whenever you like.
here you go, at the time I only paid like $150 or so I think
heres a good external HDD that i use. https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01HAPGEIE/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o07_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
External Seagate Hard drive
Is it connected in the front usb or the back? Mine is in the back and havent had any trouble from it useing this external HD https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01HAPGEIE/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_I8uvFb0Q1D2JX
Also what hd are you useing?
I think people were disassembling drives like this:
Look into recent reviews and guides to see what the current recommended models for stripping external drives.
These savings aren't just Black and White.
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This is a photo I took the day I got into it, sent it to my buddy because I was so happy it tripled.
And if you go the amazon page of my drive, it advertises up to 160MB/s on the page.
Call the Bishop, these prices are sinful.
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https://www.amazon.ca/Seagate-STEB8000100-Expansion-Desktop-External/dp/B01HAPGEIE/ref=mp_s_a_1_4?keywords=8tb+hard+drive&qid=1577072581&sr=8-4 here 30
can more but it has twice the capacity and doesn't look terrible
What's the difference between these two Seagate externals?
Seagate Expansion Desktop 8TB External Hard Drive HDD – USB 3.0 for PC Laptop - Amazon: $139.99/Newegg: $139.99
Seagate Desktop 8TB External Hard Drive HDD – USB 3.0 for PC Laptop and Mac - Amazon: $139.99/Newegg: $219.99
Having watched it - I am a fan of LTT but he can be a bit brutal with his reviews. Ultimately it works and though you may not want a full OS running on it it would work for cold storage. My default for cold storage however is to buy large cheap external HDD like this one https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01HAPGEIE/ref=cm_sw_r_other_apa_i_U88VCbT4HV3TH and parallel copy to them from Linux. One I use, one I store. I like the Micro SD option but will wait for 1TB to be cheaper.
Just wanted to add that many Seagate enclosures have SMR drives inside. These have poor write performance and so many people prefer the WD Easystores which have WD Red equivalents that do not use SMR. If your use case is write-once read-many SMR drives will be just fine and can often be found for pretty cheap in Seagate external enclosures. Amazon has the 8TB model right now for $146.99.
If I understand correctly, The most storage you will ever get is less than 60T and that is with 5x12T drives. Not worth it at the current price.
Also, I am confused why you would want a Raid enclosure (your 5N) to function as an unprotected external hard drive. You only have 19.97T available as you are protected across your 5 drives from a single drive failure. If you could, switch to an unprotected setup and have the raw capacity of 25.46T available, you would lose everything if a single drive failure. Why would you want this?
I prefer the Dual Disk Redundancy (allowing for 2 drive failures), which in your case would reduce you to 14.52T available. But it gives me time to order a drive with Amazon Prime and replace the bad/full drive in case a second drive goes as well, and only if a 3rd drive where to fail would I lose any data.
In my opinion, you have a few options.
would you get the WD myBook I linked earlier or this seagate expansion? https://www.amazon.com/Seagate-Expansion-Desktop-External-STEB8000100/dp/B01HAPGEIE ($10 cheaper) ?
honestly ive never owned an external hard drive i hope im not getting in over my head
Well, realistically and financially, it's probably better to go up to 3tb or 4tb+ drives. The jump in prices usually isn't that bad based on the added capacity and the price per GB drops.
I can't honestly say I've looked at drives below 4tb in awhile, last 2 years has been nothing but 8tb drive purchases which is way less fun on the wallet. I've been grabbing these for only $140-150 when they go on sale, and they are easy to shuck out of the plastic shell and then use as a normal hard drive. They used to be filled with Seagate Archive drives, but now come with Barracudas. Can save anywhere from $30 to $75 removing it from the shell yourself.
It will depend on what your actual goal is with storage but this isn't that great of a price per GB.
Amazon has been selling this 8TB drive for $200 for months. Yeah you need to shuck it but dollar, power, space and setup wise it's easier.
It's on sale now for $150. Surley your 6TB + Enclosure is more than this
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For what it's worth, if you buy them from US Amazon, you can get 8tb Seagate Expansions that I believe contain barracudas for AU$217.46, shipped:
Seagate Expansion 8TB Desktop External Hard Drive USB 3.0 (STEB8000100) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01HAPGEIE/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_VHaSAbD6QCB9N
What about this one? Is this as good? It is about 150
This is the amazon link for the HDD I plan on using
The specs say it's 4.75 x 6.93 x 1.44 in, so I'm assuming that's a 3.5" but I don't really know
To answer the question naively, it would cost $20 / week to store full 1GB blocks. Cheaper than one BTC fee this December and January!
Recently bought one of these, could i do the same with this?
You could buy an 8TB for $150 and make $9.61 a month with an ROI of 150/9.61 = 15.6 months.
Also, 10TB Seagate Ironwolfs are $320, not $410
This one seems like a good deal to me.
I just bought a Seagate Expansion 8TB External for ~~$239~~ $149 off of Amazon (they offered an additional $15 credit towards PC purchases for some reason). You can easily get 4TB for $100, figured fuck it and doubled the size for the extra. Keep in mind that you never get the full advertised size (for example, only 7.27TB of the 8TB is open space). I might just use the 1TB internal on the PS4 Pro for saved screen caps, videos, and saved games.
There are 7200RPM 4TB drives like this one for $128, if you’re looking to get a faster speed. The 8TB I got is a 5900RPM which is pretty standard, but still a little bit better than the 5400RPM stock PS4 drives. I might have gone overboard with the size I bought, but I won’t be worrying about storage for probably the lifetime of the PS4, and with it being a 3.0 USB, maybe even the PS5 too.
>Do you understand that if the blockchain grows at even as little as 1MB per year we are at great risk of increased centralization due to fewer nodes being run? Right now the Bitcoin blockchain is 150G. After 5 years at 1MB capacity it will be an additional 262.8G. 10 years, 525.6G, and after 50 years would be 2628G.
So you mean that storing 50 years worth of blockchain data will only cost us about $125 and still have room for another 150 years for an 8TB hdd?
That means storing 4MB blocks for 50 years is only $100.
That means storing 40MB blocks for 50 years is only $1000.
That means storing 400MB blocks for 50 years is only $10,000
.. and so on.
Within 10 years, the cost to store 64 TB will be the price $100 according to Moore's law.
The real issue is bandwidth not storage or CPU. However fortunately that is also projected to grow at Moore's law rate:
How does this compare?
Amazon, 8TB drives, 2 of them under $150.
And I got this one for myself
Looks like the same specs as the white Xbox branded one. I wanted the extra USB ports.
How do the 8TB Seagates compare?
be-careful of getting the Seagate 8tb's I was happy at first with the price and size, until after 130days it didn't even finish 6 months of use, and was very light use I faced all kind of errors and unreadable data. It could be my luck I hope only one of them having this issue cause I got 3, when the price was low and I really wanted the space. it was in a sudden! hard drive health dropped to 9% the only good thing I was always using application "Hard Disk Sentinel" to keep checking the drives, and when I noticed it directly unboxed another and transferred all the data.
Before I lose it all. I bought it from amazon so when I tried to return it also I couldn't cause 30 days has passed mean I have to contact seagate, but after I checked in their site.. It shows already warranty expired! so I'm just telling try to avoid these. and good luck
No, they are brand new. Seagate Expansion External for $180
> Primary concern - Block latency propagation and bandwidth
> Secondary concern - CPU and Ram
>Least concern - Hard drive space
Metcalfe's law... 8TB for less than $200 will be good at full 8Mb blocks for 3 years.
Also... you know about all this... so you are not being objective!
You could buy a USB 3.0 external drive, plug it into a system on your network and share it.
Here is 8TB of storage for $209: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01HAPGEIE/
I've been shucking these from Amazon. Got my first one for $170, but they went back up to $209. Not sure if this works in AU though
That budget makes this hard.
You have 2 options, DAS or NAS. A DAS would attach via usb, or a simmilar interface, while a NAS connects over internet.
For the DAS option, Id probably get something like the segate archive drives https://www.amazon.com/Seagate-Expansion-Desktop-External-STEB8000100/dp/B01HAPGEIE/ref=sr_1_1?s=pc&ie=UTF8&qid=1480446876&sr=1-1&keywords=8tb+external+hard+drive
These are really cheap because they use SMR on the hdd. SMR makes it so that writes can be very slow, but reads are fine. I probably buy a second one or use a clould service like amazon's unlimited acd to back it up.
For NAS, Id probably get this https://www.amazon.com/Synology-DS216j-NAS-DiskStation/dp/B01BNPT1EG/ref=sr_1_2?s=pc&ie=UTF8&qid=1480446978&sr=1-2&keywords=synology+nas
And 2x 4tb hdd's to go with it. Any hdd will work, but there are nas optimized drives like wd reds, that are lower power, have longer warranties, and have firmware that is designed to handle errors better.
Here is a drive id pick https://www.amazon.com/Red-4TB-Hard-Disk-Drive/dp/B00EHBERSE/ref=sr_1_1?s=pc&ie=UTF8&qid=1480447066&sr=1-1&keywords=wd+red
Not sure the inside of this particular external but I've bought multiple of a slightly different but slightly more expensive 8tb Seagate's and they were the same ironwolf drives that are smr, ST8000DM004. The external I shucked were these: https://www.amazon.ca/Seagate-STEB8000100-Expansion-Desktop-External/dp/B01HAPGEIE/ref=mp_s_a_1_4?keywords=seagate+8tb+external+hard+drive&qid=1575249709&sprefix=seagate+8&sr=8-4
So potentially worse drives than the model I listed. Mine have been rock solid storing media for 2 years now on 24/7 though
$140/8 TB, 5900 RPM, Seagate https://www.amazon.com/Seagate-Expansion-Desktop-External-STEB8000100/dp/B01HAPGEIE/ref=sr_1_fkmr0_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1546523544&sr=8-2-fkmr0&keywords=seagate+setb4000
If you can find a better 7200 RPM/ 8 TB on a reputable site unrefurbished, reply, or forever hold your ~~peace~~ unhelpful opinion.
It's not 20% less though.
Seagate Expansion $139
WD Elements $150
WD My Book $160
Huh? If you look on Amazon, Tiger, Newegg, etc, the 7200 RPM one's are running normally $50-60 even to $80 more pricey. Note this 5900 RPM'er @ $140 for 8 TB, Seagate; https://www.amazon.com/Seagate-Expansion-Desktop-External-STEB8000100/dp/B01HAPGEIE/ref=sr_1_fkmr0_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1546523544&sr=8-2-fkmr0&keywords=seagate+setb4000
On Tiger.com I'm seeing a ~$80 disparity between the first 5900 RPM 8 TB and the first 7200 RPM 8 TB...
Aren't photographs very cheap to store? What makes MicroSD cheaper or better than a traditional external hard drive?
Edit: I mean, you can get four 8TB units for the same price. A cradle for the hard drive would be 20-40 bucks at most.
Edit2: Better yet.