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WD Red 4TB 3.5" SATA NAS Hard Drive £90.67 (with code) at ebuyer_uk_ltd on eBay

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Posted 17th Nov 2019

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Great drive for network storage and a pretty good price for a brand new WD Red 4TB drive!

3.5" form factor, SATA 3 interface, 64Mb cache and 3yr warranty.

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This price is cheaper than has ever been on Amazon by a fiver. Also doing a 3TB drive for £80.50 after the code but I think the extra tenner for 33% more storage makes sound financial sense!
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Designed for PC, the Western Digital (WD40EFRX) Hard Disk Drive comes with a 3.5" (Network Attached Storage). Its buffer size of 65536 KB and a massive 4000 GB storage space allows you to conveniently store plenty of work-related documents, music files, movies, games and more. Operating on a spindle speed of 5400 RPM, this HDD coupled with 6-Gb/s SATA interface offers quick and efficient transferring of data between this internal drive and other devices on the network. The Western Digital (WD40EFRX) model comes in red and renders seamless performance.
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deleted235718817/11/2019 18:19

5400rpm is poor.


I think you've missed the point in what this drive is for. It's enterprise grade NAS orientated, designed to be permanently spinning at 5400rpm in RAID arrays. I.e. Storage first and foremost, reliability not I/O performance.

All enterprise VM / high IO solutions I've seen have moved from mechanical to SSD anyways.
deleted235718817/11/2019 18:19

5400rpm is poor.


It's a NAS drive, why would you ever want 7200rpm? It's designed for 24/7 power on, to be reliable.
deleted235718817/11/2019 18:19

5400rpm is poor.


Who buys HDDs for their speed now? A 25% slower rpm is negligible and if you want fast storage get an SSD.
Good price that. Ordered one for my unRaid server.
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This looks good! So tempted to get 2
Good price that. Ordered one for my unRaid server.
Very good price! Last one I got was 95 on Amazon. Also for an unraid server.
Good. About £15 quid cheaper than when I bought one for my Synology NAS.
Thanks for spotting this one mikeoh, I had a couple of out of warranty 4TB drives in the NAS - this'll do nicely.
Bought 4 of them (3 pro models, one regular like this one) on Amazon warehouse (used very good) for £80 each about 2 years ago.
Good drives but no way I'd pay the same price today when 12TB and 16TB drives are out and multiple manufacturers claim they'll release 20TB drives next year
Are these suitable for cctv? I note a lot of the cctv comments mention wd purple instead so assume they're designed for constant use?
Apparently 3 year warranty too
Bomster17/11/2019 14:44

Good price that. Ordered one for my unRaid server.


One of my old 2TB drives is playing up in my unRaid server, this looks to be good timing!
Bought a 3tb replacement for my NAS, they're starting to die slowly after many years!
What is read/write seed on them and access time? I'm asking for real results.
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5400rpm is poor.
deleted235718817/11/2019 18:19

5400rpm is poor.


I think you've missed the point in what this drive is for. It's enterprise grade NAS orientated, designed to be permanently spinning at 5400rpm in RAID arrays. I.e. Storage first and foremost, reliability not I/O performance.

All enterprise VM / high IO solutions I've seen have moved from mechanical to SSD anyways.
Nearly 3 years on using the last decent single bay 2TB MyCloud they made. 24/7 operation and no problems at all. These red drives are good in my opinion.
deleted235718817/11/2019 18:19

5400rpm is poor.


Who buys HDDs for their speed now? A 25% slower rpm is negligible and if you want fast storage get an SSD.
deleted235718817/11/2019 18:19

5400rpm is poor.


It's a NAS drive, why would you ever want 7200rpm? It's designed for 24/7 power on, to be reliable.
Cal_G17/11/2019 18:38

Nearly 3 years on using the last decent single bay 2TB MyCloud they made. …Nearly 3 years on using the last decent single bay 2TB MyCloud they made. 24/7 operation and no problems at all. These red drives are good in my opinion.


I have used standard 2.5 hdd for 5 years now. Not a single fault. I think 3 years is not sufficient to call a nas drive as good.
d_k_u_h17/11/2019 19:05

Who buys HDDs for their speed now? A 25% slower rpm is negligible and if …Who buys HDDs for their speed now? A 25% slower rpm is negligible and if you want fast storage get an SSD.


What would be the SSD alternative for NAS?
Aaah, remember the days of the 45, and people said 33rpm was slow...
shonkygeeza17/11/2019 20:00

What would be the SSD alternative for NAS?


A single one of these disks has faster read/write speeds than your network speed.
d_k_u_h17/11/2019 20:04

A single one of these disks has faster read/write speeds than your network …A single one of these disks has faster read/write speeds than your network speed.


Heck that's impressive, the future looks good then
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d_k_u_h17/11/2019 19:05

Who buys HDDs for their speed now? A 25% slower rpm is negligible and if …Who buys HDDs for their speed now? A 25% slower rpm is negligible and if you want fast storage get an SSD.


4x Evo 970 SSD on NVMe M.2 is what I'm using. So 5400rpm is poor.
Edited by: "deleted2357188" 17th Nov 2019
Need 8TB or 10TB ...
deleted235718817/11/2019 20:16

4x Evo 970 SSD on NVMe M.2 is what I'm using. So 5400rpm is poor.



To those who are querying who buys these drives or think they are slow. You clearly arent the sort of person that would benefit from using one. These are drives for a NAS situation, the 5400 rpm wont be a concern

I have 14 TB of SSD in my machine (PCIE 4 and Raid 0) and now I need some local backup options. I dont need to backup 14TB just yet, but this sort of drive is ideal either in a NAS or within the machine itself.
Edited by: "Andy_H_VW" 17th Nov 2019
I'm looking to build nas using a few 8tb hd. Hopefully black Friday will give a real proper discount. HDDs are well over priced at the moment.
Mr_Satnebvueln17/11/2019 20:16

4x Evo 970 SSD on NVMe M.2 is what I'm using. So 5400rpm is poor.



Andy_H_VW17/11/2019 20:45

To those who are querying who buys these drives or think they are slow. …To those who are querying who buys these drives or think they are slow. You clearly arent the sort of person that would benefit from using one. These are drives for a NAS situation, the 5400 rpm wont be a concernI have 14 TB of SSD in my machine (PCIE 4 and Raid 0) and now I need some local backup options. I dont need to backup 14TB just yet, but this sort of drive is ideal either in a NAS or within the machine itself.


@Andy_H_VW - there is no point with this one mate. He's had it explained by half a dozen people and is still cracking on about striping NVME.

#LostCause
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iamwhoiam17/11/2019 21:38

@Andy_H_VW - there is no point with this one mate. He's had it explained …@Andy_H_VW - there is no point with this one mate. He's had it explained by half a dozen people and is still cracking on about striping NVME. #LostCause


It works perfectly fine for me. Didn't realise people would be so precious over a comment. #SensitivityOverload
deleted235718817/11/2019 20:16

4x Evo 970 SSD on NVMe M.2 is what I'm using. So 5400rpm is poor.


Oh, a troll. Carry on.
deleted235718817/11/2019 22:07

It works perfectly fine for me. Didn't realise people would be so precious …It works perfectly fine for me. Didn't realise people would be so precious over a comment. #SensitivityOverload


I think the issue is that you are not comparing like for like. If you want quick - go for SSD, if you want backups get a NAS and/or Cloud storage.

If you want really quick get yourself RAID 0 NVME drives. (although depending on what your doing 99% of people wont notice the difference)

As I am sure you know though it really depends on what your own use case is. I dont need no fancy graphics card so I focussed my pc on giving me the best disk performance that I can get (thus saving the lanes) and frankly I dont think I can do much better for my budget and in a consumer level machine. Personally I have found the Sabrent Gen 4 drives to be very capable:

Sequential:
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Read: 4794.04 MB/s
Write: 4239.76 MB/s

and my RAID0 Gen 3 arrays work quite well too..

Sequential:
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Read: 5397.15 MB/s
Write: 5433.09 MB/s

Me buying a couple of these drives wasnt about speed. I have that already..
Edited by: "Andy_H_VW" 17th Nov 2019
Andy_H_VW17/11/2019 20:45

To those who are querying who buys these drives or think they are slow. …To those who are querying who buys these drives or think they are slow. You clearly arent the sort of person that would benefit from using one. These are drives for a NAS situation, the 5400 rpm wont be a concernI have 14 TB of SSD in my machine (PCIE 4 and Raid 0) and now I need some local backup options. I dont need to backup 14TB just yet, but this sort of drive is ideal either in a NAS or within the machine itself.


Well I've got 20gb of ssd so ner!

Only kidding

Would these be any good in a freesat recorder?
Edited by: "hackboski" 17th Nov 2019
deleted235718817/11/2019 22:07

It works perfectly fine for me. Didn't realise people would be so precious …It works perfectly fine for me. Didn't realise people would be so precious over a comment. #SensitivityOverload



d_k_u_h17/11/2019 22:08

Oh, a troll. Carry on.



deleted235718817/11/2019 18:19

5400rpm is poor.



You joined HOTUKDEALS today, this is your first comment! How bizarre, you made your ill-informed comment on a world class product known for its coloured coding for disks of different purposes.

iamwhoiam17/11/2019 18:22

I think you've missed the point in what this drive is for. It's enterprise …I think you've missed the point in what this drive is for. It's enterprise grade NAS orientated, designed to be permanently spinning at 5400rpm in RAID arrays. I.e. Storage first and foremost, reliability not I/O performance.All enterprise VM / high IO solutions I've seen have moved from mechanical to SSD anyways.



andymk317/11/2019 19:13

It's a NAS drive, why would you ever want 7200rpm? It's designed for 24/7 …It's a NAS drive, why would you ever want 7200rpm? It's designed for 24/7 power on, to be reliable.

deleted235718817/11/2019 22:07

It works perfectly fine for me. Didn't realise people would be so precious …It works perfectly fine for me. Didn't realise people would be so precious over a comment. #SensitivityOverload



You said, "Didn't realise people would be so precious over a comment."

May God have mercy on your soul as you say on your first debuts with strangers, "This is poor, that's poor."
Trust this deal to pop-up just as i ordered 2 x Seagate 4TB IronWolf NAS Hard Drive 3.5" SATA III 6GB's 5900RPM for £89.99 each knew I should've waited for a WD drop

Arrives by Hermes so no dount been launched around a few places lol
A bit off topic but what would be the best solution for long term storage? Something where files wont be corrupt in say 10/20years or more
xPabloz18/11/2019 03:04

A bit off topic but what would be the best solution for long term storage? …A bit off topic but what would be the best solution for long term storage? Something where files wont be corrupt in say 10/20years or more


Raid 2 and regular drive scrubs, and replace those drives in a regular basis
Wow great price
d_k_u_h17/11/2019 20:04

A single one of these disks has faster read/write speeds than your network …A single one of these disks has faster read/write speeds than your network speed.


Sod’s law they will be one of a few on here with a 10Gbit network
What would be a good NAS enclosure for this, I am going to rip all of my DVDs to make room on my shelves for the Blurays?.
xPabloz18/11/2019 03:04

A bit off topic but what would be the best solution for long term storage? …A bit off topic but what would be the best solution for long term storage? Something where files wont be corrupt in say 10/20years or more


You used the word, "...best solution...."

What requirements or criteria do you have to personalised what is best outcome for you? This is because the best solution for a person could be the worst solution for other.

Critically, you did not even say how much storage are your files. The best solution for 1GB is unlikely to be the same solution for 10TB.
Utakos18/11/2019 10:21

What would be a good NAS enclosure for this, I am going to rip all of my …What would be a good NAS enclosure for this, I am going to rip all of my DVDs to make room on my shelves for the Blurays?.


WD Red are designed for a server with hardware RAID, e.g. Qnap TR-004 that require high-availability in enterprise environment. Doesn't sound correct for your use case, an external USB drive would be better or if you don't have a desktop, then a cheaper NAS, e.g. Synology, that works with any cheap hard drives. If you want high-availability (i.e. have your movie collection available to watch even when a disk dies) then you can enable the software RAID feature, software RAIDs have the advantage that when the enclosure dies you can connect the disks to any computer for recovery. The problem with a NAS vs a desktop is you need an expensive one that has a CPU with features capable of transcoding your video files to a device that does not support the video or audio codecs you encoded your blu-ray in. E.g. the Apple TV doesn't support DTS audio or the MKV container file format. These NAS can end up costing more than a cheap PC and can also cost annual fees in the software that do the transcoding. The things to consider is how much power you want it to use (often NAS use lower powered CPUs than desktops) and how many disks you want because PCs are limited by SATA ports (unless more are added via PCI cards). Cheap PC would run FreeNAS which is less user-friendly than a proprietary solution like Synology Disk Station OS but is possible to install free software to work around the transcoding issues mentioned earlier.
Edited by: "malhal" 18th Nov 2019
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