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Shuck them. 2x6TB for less than £200 in a raid 1 isn’t too bad. These should be white label drives inside which are similar the WD RED
Fractionally more expensive than the 8TB drive £16.3 per terabye wheras the 8TB drive is £16.1 !
Thanks Op.
Only issue I have is if this size of hard drive fails that's alot of info gone.
So I tend to use a NAS with smaller drives. This helps to protect information.
Had two hard drives fail in a year. But as they where HAS they where backed and protected.
Thanks anyhow Op. 🏼
Edited by: "j0nY90" 15th Sep
j0nY9015/09/2019 09:13

Thanks Op.Only issue I have is if this size of hard drive fails that's …Thanks Op.Only issue I have is if this size of hard drive fails that's alot of info gone.So I tend to use a HAS with smaller drives. This helps to protect information.Had two hard drives fail in a year. But as they where HAS they where backed and protected.Thanks anyhow Op. 🏼



Obviously you always buy two drives.whatever their size.
PS What is a Has?
italkapple15/09/2019 08:55

Shuck them. 2x6TB for less than £200 in a raid 1 isn’t too bad. These sh …Shuck them. 2x6TB for less than £200 in a raid 1 isn’t too bad. These should be white label drives inside which are similar the WD RED



Shuck them and you risk them not working because of the power reset pin 3 issue some of these drives have, plus you also lose the warranty. You might not be able to use them in a server unless it supports PWDIS so be aware of this.
Thoughtful15/09/2019 09:27

Shuck them and you risk them not working because of the power reset pin 3 …Shuck them and you risk them not working because of the power reset pin 3 issue some of these drives have, plus you also lose the warranty. You might not be able to use them in a server unless it supports PWDIS so be aware of this.


Pin 3, dependant on the device you put them in. Determines whether you need to cover the pin or not, a Synology DS 7 series you don’t have to. As for warranty. When you shuck them use plastic pics. Mine slid out perfect. No marks no scratches. The case and USB board + power supply and back in there original box in storage for the day if I ever have to make a claim. - Every WD drive I e ever owned so far, I’ve never had to RMA.
jasee15/09/2019 09:22

Obviously you always buy two drives.whatever their size. PS What is a Has?


Sorry meant to say NAS....

Network-attached storage (NAS) is a file-level (as opposed to block-level) computer data storage server connected to a computer network providing data access to a heterogeneous group of clients.
italkapple15/09/2019 08:55

Shuck them. 2x6TB for less than £200 in a raid 1 isn’t too bad. These sh …Shuck them. 2x6TB for less than £200 in a raid 1 isn’t too bad. These should be white label drives inside which are similar the WD RED


I thought 6TB was usually WD Blue? Or is that for a different series of external drives?
lucas415/09/2019 10:16

I thought 6TB was usually WD Blue? Or is that for a different series of …I thought 6TB was usually WD Blue? Or is that for a different series of external drives?


Mixed unfortunately. You can plug the disk in and run crystaldiskinfo prior to opening to find it what drive you have so you can just send back if not happy. 8TB are 100% solely white label / red label.
j0nY9015/09/2019 10:07

Sorry meant to say NAS....Network-attached storage (NAS) is a file-level …Sorry meant to say NAS....Network-attached storage (NAS) is a file-level (as opposed to block-level) computer data storage server connected to a computer network providing data access to a heterogeneous group of clients.



I know thanks I've got four
So tempted...
italkapple15/09/2019 08:55

Shuck them. 2x6TB for less than £200 in a raid 1 isn’t too bad. These sh …Shuck them. 2x6TB for less than £200 in a raid 1 isn’t too bad. These should be white label drives inside which are similar the WD RED


These are WD Blues, I got 2 6TB blues in these which turned out to be SMR drives now. Terrible speeds but I'll be using for cold storage only.

I have shucked 8tb + ones too which are PMR drives and can do upto 199 MB writes, for raid go 8TB or higher
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