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4TB Seagate Desktop HDD SATAIII 3.5" (ST4000DM000) + Free delivery & Poss cashback £107.48 @ CCLOnline
4TB Seagate Desktop HDD SATAIII 3.5" (ST4000DM000) + Free delivery & Poss cashback £107.48 @ CCLOnline

4TB Seagate Desktop HDD SATAIII 3.5" (ST4000DM000) + Free delivery & Poss cashback £107.48 @ CCLOnline

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Best deal I could find - looking to merge several older/smaller internal drives! Price includes free delivery.

4TB Capacity
SATA III Interface
16MB Cache
3.5" Form Factor
2 Year Warranty

Possible 3% TopCashBack or 1.5% Quidco.

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would prefer a WD red for nas purposes

KM4353

would prefer a WD red for nas purposes


Yes, but that's another twenty quid.

wobblerBT

Yes, but that's another twenty quid.



Well worth it.

KM4353

Well worth it.



Why? I've not had a higher failure rate in my NAS from non NAS drives vs NAS drives, my oldest NAS is fitted with 3TB desktop drives from Seagate, that seem to garner the worst reliability rates, yet they're still sitting their working just as well as my WD red drives.

mike

£109.19 on Scan today only if anyone is interested for the next day delivery

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Guys, Mike has posted with a sample size of one. You should take this … Guys, Mike has posted with a sample size of one. You should take this into account when you buy. Mikes drive is absolutely representative of what everyone else will get. Ignore MTBF folks, Mike has spoken.



My NAS devices hold more than 1 disk, so sample is a bit bigger.

Pretty moronic comment though, I was asking for guidance from KM4353 as to what reasons he made his comment, I've got experience of HDs running over 20 years, and have never found a reliable method of determining the likelihood of failure, nor any correspondence between warranty and likely failure, in practice, I've rarely had a failure within the 3 year warranty, let alone had call for 24x7 support from the manufacture - the two main selling points of the Red drives - MTBF is about as much use as a chocolate fireguard in determining lifespan, since environmental conditions are far more likely to result in failure, not running the drives under ideal conditions to generate the MTBF figures for the manufacturer.

My experience must run into 1000s of hard drives, yet no one manufacturer stands out (with the exception of a catastrophic data-centre failure, where every disk in every raid array, rack and bank of racks were from the same batch and all had the same failure.), for home use it's unlikely the benefits of the WD Red drives are going to be apparent.

mike

What's the best tool to use to check these when they arrive for faults?

Now £102.25 delivered.

JustExtreme

What's the best tool to use to check these when they arrive for faults?



I use spinrite to test mine

Lol. I should check the age of last posts before I open my mouth
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