Western Digital RED Plus 8TB NAS Desktop Hard Drive, SATA III w/ 256MB Cache

MX72870 RED Plus 8TB NAS Desktop Hard Drive, SATA III w/ 256MB Cache
MX72870 RED Plus 8TB NAS Desktop Hard Drive, SATA III w/ 256MB Cache MX72870 RED Plus 8TB NAS Desktop Hard Drive, SATA III w/ 256MB Cache

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Average Rating: 3.0 / 5 With 2 Customer Reviews

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Tuesday, September 08, 2020
By: jhg
From: Calgary

Turns out, not 5400 rpm...

Weaknesses:

Apparently, this drive isnt 5400rpm at all. It is 7200rpm.

Additional Comments:

With WD attempting to sneak SMR into drives which arent marked as SMR, and now changing the meaning of rpm, WD is losing my trust.
Sunday, August 09, 2020
By: Jay
From: Winni[eg

Excellent drive - CMR !!!

Strengths:

Proper CMR / PMR drive. I use two of these as parity drives in my unRAID array. Peak speed of 207 MB/s on the outer tracks and 91 MB/s on the inner tracks. Still hitting about 171 MB/s at the 4TB mark! Sits around 30° C at idle spiking to about 35° C under load.

Additional Comments:

Got these on sale on boxing day 2019 for an incredible price: VERY GOOD at that price considering you can get white label drives in external enclosures and shuck them for just under $200 each. If you see these @ $200 or less, DO NOT HESITATE TO BUY THEM.
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