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Friday, March 25, 2022
Wednesday, December 30, 2020
- Stays true to the read and write speeds which are very fast. 7200 RPM - I've previously used IronWolf 4TB which has been reliable for the past 4 years for me, I've had this drive for about a month now buying it on sale, I expect the same quality and longevity out of the 8TB model.
- A bit louder than the smaller drives but doesn't bother me in the slightest. - Though I expected some partition variance, beware that you only have access to roughly 7.27TB of storage out of the 8TB. I was warned that with any brand of higher storage capacity over 4TB, this would happen.
I would only buy this unit when it goes on sale, which happens more often than you think. Saved $70 CAD and so far I'm satisfied with the purchase. Be aware that because of the extra layers of disks used on this model, the unit is thicker than the 1-4 TB models which I imagine many people have for their builds. However, it will still fit comfortably in a single tray spacing between 2 others if this is your third HDD. The unit works great, the only reason I took off a star was because of how much memory I had access to (7.27TB). Besides that. the performance is great and recommended for people looking for high storage options.
Monday, June 22, 2020
These aren't SMR drives, according to the published specs, so they work with zfs. 3 year warranty.
Slightly loud. "8tb" is only about 7.2tb because he manufacturers are allowed to say a TB isn't a TB. Buying disks as large as this makes for expensive backups since your backup drive has to be just as big.
They're basically entry level enterprise grade drives so I suspect two in a mirrored zfs array will be pretty reliable. We'll see. You'd think you'd get a fat 1gb cache at this price.