Seagate 8TB Archive 3.5" Hard Drive £180.18 @ CCL
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Seagate 8TB Archive 3.5" Hard Drive £180.18 @ CCL

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Found 6th Nov
for those who want to store large amounts of files for the drive to fail and files become unrecoverable :^)

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That amount of space would make me blind.

'Grabs some popcorn and awaits all the anti-seagate comments, and how much data you could lose if one of these failed'
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That amount of space would make me blind.

'Grabs some popcorn and awaits all the anti-seagate comments, and how much data you could lose if one of these failed'

twix411 m ago

'Grabs some popcorn and awaits all the anti-seagate comments, and how much …'Grabs some popcorn and awaits all the anti-seagate comments, and how much data you could lose if one of these failed'



Or on the flip side, we could say how much data could we save if this didn't fail - see what I did there

What is the difference between all these drives now-a-days?
Some say Archive, others NAS or Desktop or some other label.
Are they not all the same thing???
Or is there a difference in firmware that makes an Archive Drive "last longer" by idling more often?

I'd get 2 so you can backup the backup just in case

Archive drives are designed for fill up , and never do much write access to it after that.

They can get very slow at writing data over time.

What happened to the customer is always right?

Data is power, nice deal.

Good price but terrible HDD.
Many Seagate drives have reliability issues and terrible customer service / RMA process.
If you have a look around at some of the reviews for this HDD, it's not good.
Might be better to just buy two WD blue's for a little more.

Turns out i have one of these in my server, been running 24/7 for a little over 2 years and still going strong, i must be lucky

We are all lucky.... Until we are not...

TehJumpingJawa1 h, 49 m ago

That amount of space would make me blind.


Has it got something to do with a black hole?

jai471 h, 40 m ago

What is the difference between all these drives now-a-days? Some say …What is the difference between all these drives now-a-days? Some say Archive, others NAS or Desktop or some other label.Are they not all the same thing???Or is there a difference in firmware that makes an Archive Drive "last longer" by idling more often?



forums.nas4free.org/vie…841

jai472 h, 11 m ago

What is the difference between all these drives now-a-days? Some say …What is the difference between all these drives now-a-days? Some say Archive, others NAS or Desktop or some other label.Are they not all the same thing???Or is there a difference in firmware that makes an Archive Drive "last longer" by idling more often?

The NAS drives are designed to be used in a system with raid protection, such add mirroring. Specifically how the drive deals with errors.
Desktop drives are not usually mirrored/protected, so the drive firmware will try and take as long as necessary to try recover data from media errors. While the disk is ruining data recovery it will appear offline. When you have raid protection, it is preferable for the drive to spend a small amount of time, otherwise the storage controller/software could mark the drive as bad. In the case of a unrecoverable error on a raid drive, it will send a message to the controller saying it had lost data, the controller can then rebuild the data from the other member/s in the raid array.

Anyone that needs this sort of storage (me) won't be saving important stuff on one drive only , I hope.
I only care about photos and some documents. I have this saved on 3 different places and doesn't take more then 200gb.

Everything else couldn't care less.

Shingled disk and slow. Still not a bad price though. But id rather spend the £40 and get the 8TB WD NAS disk

twix416 h, 50 m ago

'Grabs some popcorn and awaits all the anti-seagate comments, and how much …'Grabs some popcorn and awaits all the anti-seagate comments, and how much data you could lose if one of these failed'


Up to 8TB.

What is this?
I have two already.
Do I need the third?! :-)

DownHill91126 m ago

What is this?I have two already.Do I need the third?! :-)



Yes. In fact my advice would be to buy a pair. Just in case, ya know...

jai4716 h, 3 m ago

What is the difference between all these drives now-a-days? Some say …What is the difference between all these drives now-a-days? Some say Archive, others NAS or Desktop or some other label.Are they not all the same thing???Or is there a difference in firmware that makes an Archive Drive "last longer" by idling more often?


In addition to the NAS vs Desktop stuff above, Archive drives layer their tracks slightly over each other. It's great for storage density but much like a tiled roof, if you want to replace just one tile (sector) you'll have to rip up all the surrounding ones to do it. This makes them great for writing data to the first time but slow after that, hence, good for archival. Tbh they'd also be good for NASes since for a home user you're limited by 1gbit ethernet so the reduced speed won't be noticed.

Alyosha9 h, 32 m ago

Yes. In fact my advice would be to buy a pair. Just in case, ya know...



Make sure they're from different batches! It's pretty common for failure times to be quite close from the same batch if you're unlucky.

daskapital16 h, 5 m ago

Shingled disk and slow. Still not a bad price though. But id rather spend …Shingled disk and slow. Still not a bad price though. But id rather spend the £40 and get the 8TB WD NAS disk


I get really decent write speeds when transferring data to it, so far the few I have have lasted a lot better (2 years and counting) than the sh@@ty old seagate 3TB I used to have
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