HGST 4Tb 128Mb cache most reliable according to backblaze - updated: £114.97 @ Amazon
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HGST 4Tb 128Mb cache most reliable according to backblaze - updated: £114.97 @ Amazon

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Found 30th Sep 2017Edited by:"masteratarms"
Not a refurb. Best price ever for this drive on camel^3. 2803331.jpg2803331.jpg2803331.jpg2803331.jpg
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DemetriusDoomsCrasto5 m ago

I purchased one of these from Amazon earlier this month and it came …I purchased one of these from Amazon earlier this month and it came defected out of the box.


That's the risk you take when buying from Amazon's North Korea site.
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Must resist ! I'd have to buy two .......... but it's a HGST ....... aaargh decisions decisions.
Need a drive for my storage as just running a ssd, will be using it as a normal drive... Will this be any good compared to like drives such as Toshiba x300 etc?
I purchased one of these from Amazon earlier this month and it came defected out of the box. The drive sounded like a grinder mincing down stone. Sent back for a replacement. The second drive had a constant clicking sound like the click of death. Did a Smart scan and it failed. Returned for refund. Don't know if I was just unlucky or if Amazon has bad stock. Please feel free to try them out and let me know if they work fine. FYI, these drives run hot at 45° in an open nas. And they're loud. Still have the urge to reorder one, but cannot afford to waste time as my 4tb drive is dying and data needs to get backed up. Might go with Toshiba.
mcgill32221 m ago

Need a drive for my storage as just running a ssd, will be using it as a …Need a drive for my storage as just running a ssd, will be using it as a normal drive... Will this be any good compared to like drives such as Toshiba x300 etc?



HGST are some of the best drives on the market. I'd go for one of these over a WD / Toshiba / Seagate (in that order)
DemetriusDoomsCrasto5 m ago

I purchased one of these from Amazon earlier this month and it came …I purchased one of these from Amazon earlier this month and it came defected out of the box.


That's the risk you take when buying from Amazon's North Korea site.
Backblaze have never used or ranked this drive.
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I have both 0S03665 and this 0S04005, this is a new version of 0S03665 which I have had running literally 24/7 since 26 march 2015. HGST have so many slightly different models, and since this was released in Feb 2017 (from the camel picture), its not going to have history at backblaze but its the HGST 4Tb in general which has something stupid like 0.6% failure rate.
hgst.com/sit…pdf
and the naming convensions of model number:
harddrivebenchmark.net/hdd…tml
Backblaze 2017:
backblaze.com/blo…17/
2016:
backblaze.com/blo…16/
2015:
backblaze.com/blo…15/
2014:
backblaze.com/blo…14/
Edited by: "masteratarms" 30th Sep 2017
HGST now is part of WD. I had one of these and it died 13 months after warranty ends. But it's not a problem. There is another - it's 7200 rpm drive. Noisy and hot when running.
Not a big issue when used in proper server room, but in living room is really annoying, especially on evenings. WD Red is much better choice - because is quiet and cool (pls avoid Red PRO, it's 7200 rpm drive and as noisy as HGST)
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WD Red 4TB (2013) vs Hitachi HDN726040ALE614 4TB Userbenchmark Effective HDD Speed: 74.9% vs 103%


I have a Antec P180 which was designed with the help of silent pc, with rubber grommets for HD mount (probably standard fare now). It is behind a thin wall so noise isn't a priority for me. I have never heard anything from it. However, the benchmarks speak for themselves.


Userbenchmark Effective HDD Speed: 74.9% vs 103%
WD Red 4TB (2013) WD Red 4TB (2013) - 96th / 984
Hitachi HDN726040ALE614 4TB Hitachi HDN726040ALE614 4TB - 4th / 984
Edited by: "masteratarms" 30th Sep 2017
ITMA4 h, 14 m ago

That's the risk you take when buying from Amazon's North Korea site.

I see what you did there. Lol
Seems to be back to £12
Or even £12
3rd time lucky £123 don't know why the 3 keeps droppin
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DemetriusDoomsCrasto18 h, 36 m ago

I purchased one of these from Amazon earlier this month and it came …I purchased one of these from Amazon earlier this month and it came defected out of the box. The drive sounded like a grinder mincing down stone. Sent back for a replacement. The second drive had a constant clicking sound like the click of death. Did a Smart scan and it failed. Returned for refund. Don't know if I was just unlucky or if Amazon has bad stock. Please feel free to try them out and let me know if they work fine. FYI, these drives run hot at 45° in an open nas. And they're loud. Still have the urge to reorder one, but cannot afford to waste time as my 4tb drive is dying and data needs to get backed up. Might go with Toshiba.



One thiing I forgot to add, this is a HDN, N = Endurastar temperature range (see the PDF I linked earlier). Its rated at 5 - 60'c operating temperature.

Also from the data sheet, 1M hours MTBF. 24/7 availability.

I bought mine at £126 well worth it for the reliability over a lesser drive @ ~£100. £123 is in line with what the WD red is going for.
Edited by: "masteratarms" 1st Oct 2017
Will this stay spundown when not being used in a Windows PC (Windows 8.1 currently but likely to move to Windows 10 at some point)?

I intend to use this as an offsite backup and the drive will be encrypted using Truecrypt, so as far as Windows is concerned when it's not mounted and decrypted it will be an unformatted drive with no letter assigned to it.

I've been doing this with a WD HDD but I had to faff around with a script of some sort to prevent that spinning up all the time, so I'd like to know if I'll run into any such issues with this before buying it. If it will stay spun down when I'm not using it the extra noise and heat when I am updating the backup won't be an issue but if not I'd be better off with something else.
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