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QNAP TS-251+ 2GB RAM 2 Bay NAS £298.80 @ Amazon
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Was looking for this model and found this is the cheapest online. Let me know if anyone found lower than this. thanks
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KatsudonVince9 m ago

is this a good NAS compared to sinology DS218+?


No idea. Sorry.

All I can say is this works wonderfully well for Plex and backing up photos and vids from all our smart devices automatically.

Had I seen a good deal on a Synology NAS I'd probably have quite happily bought that.
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CaptainSocks1 h, 58 m ago

I got this exact model from Amazon with 2X 4GB WD Red NAS drives for this …I got this exact model from Amazon with 2X 4GB WD Red NAS drives for this price a few years ago.Keep you peeled. NAS prices seem to glitch quite regularly.


is this a good NAS compared to sinology DS218+?
Edited by: "KatsudonVince" 18th Feb
I bought this a week ago for £269 from box.co.uk, was this price on Amazon for a little while too. I don't think this will be as low as years 15-16, if it's £240-270 it's a good deal
I got this exact model from Amazon with 2X 4GB WD Red NAS drives for this price a few years ago.

Keep you peeled. NAS prices seem to glitch quite regularly.
Good to post a hot deal here...so price needs to low and saving great in the market ..try google ..camel 3 .the yellow sticker is a very local deal and limited .
Synology DS418PLAY 4 Bay Diskless Desktop NAS - £294.97 at Laptops Direct
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Been shopping around for one of these for a while, and suddenly Laptops Direct knock a good £100 or more off the price! (This model is normally more like £450) No prior experience… Read more
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Nice one. I saw your post, added one to the basket, then researched an online review, returned to hotukdeals to see the posts re price increase so went back and checked out, still showing at the reduced price. I paid, received confirmation email but a short while later received a phone call saying the item was out of stock at this price but I could order elsewhere for the RRP. I declined of course. Ah well...

Oh and enjoy your new toy
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Ciderspace66638 m ago

Congrats! When did you order exactly


I ordered immediately before posting the deal, maybe by 10-15 minutes or so?

It arrived yesterday and is currently sat on my shelf waiting for some drives to show up!
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Seems like they're honouring it! Arriving tomorrow, according to DPD - hopefully some others got lucky too, and apologies if you missed out.

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Good luck!
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NETGEAR ReadyNAS RN21200-100NES with free seagate 2tb hdd - £242.98 @ Ebuyer
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NETGEAR ReadyNAS RN21200-100NES with free Seagate BarraCuda 2TB 3.5" Hard Drive ST2000DM006 worth £54.98
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I've still got the original ReadyNAS Duo V1 I bought back in 2008/9 (think I paid £180 which included a 500GB disc) - just had to replace one the 2TB disks. Also have a NV+ V2 I bought secondhand on ebay.

Generally decent products but the problem with Netgear stuff is they stop supporting them to try and force you to buy the newer products!
Edited by: "Van1973" 7th Feb
I remember when these were under £100 without a drive
You could get a HP microserver for less with cashback
But this cheaper than everywhere else so HOT!!
Asustor AS1002T Diskless 2-Bay NAS £129.99 Delivered @ Box
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Thought this was good for an entry level bit of kit. It has a capacity of upto 20TB which for me is fine. No Drives are included with this, but there have been some pretty good NAS… Read more
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In all honesty right now I'd recommend the WD My Cloud EX2100 (or EX4100) NAS if you can afford it as it's the only NAS I'm aware of that has native hardware transcoding for Plex Media Server.
What's good about the synology box is not just the hardware, but the OS that comes with it. For non very technical people like myself, it's so much easier to use. Coming from a couple of microservers, the Synology box is like pressing a button
Ive had one of these and its quite a good basic nas.Was £99 when it first came out though.Still a decent bit of kit
I have no knowledge of this unit but it's priced dangerously close to Synology. I'd recommend doing for research on whether it's worth getting this over a Synology.
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MalAdjustedMal2 m ago

Thought about getting one of these but I don't have a power station in my …Thought about getting one of these but I don't have a power station in my back garden [Image]


Could store all of my unplayed Steam games in that, almost.
Toshiba N300 High Reliability 8TB Internal NAS Hard Drive - £200.00 @ Amazon
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Only 9 left in stock currently. Dispatched from and sold by Amazon. These are bulk 7200RPM 128MB 3.5 Inch SATA drives model- HDWN180UZSVA
"Bulk", I assume that means they'll slip it into a DVD case cardboard wrapper and send it in the post. Hard drives need MUCH more care than that in the delivery system. Avoid!
Toshiba and HGST have not produced the dogs of hard drives that Seagate and Western Digital have in the last few years. You get a more consistent reliable product. These are pretty fast as well.

I don't have a problem with ebuyer. My problem is with Seagate, having more than a few fail on me. None of my HGSTs have failed.
Gentle_Giant2 h, 26 m ago

I have around a dozen Tosh dives of various size; the oldest is around 5-6 …I have around a dozen Tosh dives of various size; the oldest is around 5-6 years old (at a guess); so far not one has had any issues, or bad sectors.Internally they all say they are Hitachi, who have by far the best reliability of the few remaining drive makers.


The shape of the metal cover looks different to the hgst 8tb NAS drives.
I have around a dozen Tosh dives of various size; the oldest is around 5-6 years old (at a guess); so far not one has had any issues, or bad sectors.
Internally they all say they are Hitachi, who have by far the best reliability of the few remaining drive makers.
Steviepunk9 m ago

The Seagate 8TB Ironwolf is £192@ ebuyer …The Seagate 8TB Ironwolf is £192@ ebuyer https://www.ebuyer.com/760589-seagate-ironwolf-8tb-3-5-nas-hard-drive-at-ebuyer-com-st8000vn0022Though not everyone likes ebuyer.


ok I'll take the price than the seagate comment back lol. I have not problem with ebuyer.
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WD Red 8TB 3.5 SATA NAS Hard Drive (Free delivery) @ Amazon - £219.99
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WD Red 8TB 3.5 SATA NAS Hard Drive @ Ebuyer.
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malhal2nd Feb

still too expensive, £100 in usa inside a wd easystore


Know where I can buy one & get it delivered?
rocketman6 h, 46 m ago

Amazon themselves, hence why I won't be buying an more from them.


Bought over 5x WD reds and 3 Seagate Ironwolfs from Amazon. Never once had a problem with warranty or packing. Seems like you're a one off.
Cold af
rcom13 m ago

Not sure why then, my drive is OEM like yours and registered for 3 years, …Not sure why then, my drive is OEM like yours and registered for 3 years, only difference is capacity. Was yours sold by Amazon themselves or by another seller?


Amazon themselves, hence why I won't be buying an more from them.
Synology DS718+ 2 Bay Diskless Desktop NAS - £389.98 @ Laptops Direct
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Powered by an Intel Celeron J3455 quad-core processor and AES-NI hardware encryption engine, DS718+ delivers excellent file transfer speeds. With the scalability to expand … Read more
igloolad1st Feb

[Image] this one you can upgrade the memory to 6gb it also has link …[Image] this one you can upgrade the memory to 6gb it also has link aggregate which means if your router supports it, you can have2 x gigabit ethernet cables writing to seperate disk thus increasing read/write speeds



If their link aggregation genuinely works by dedicating a port per disk, there's a genius out there that needs to be hit with a large stick.
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33177411-Epkst.jpgthis one you can upgrade the memory to 6gb it also has link aggregate which means if your router supports it, you can have
2 x gigabit ethernet cables writing to seperate disk thus increasing read/write speeds
Edited by: "igloolad" 1st Feb
Microservers have 4 drive bay slots, can have the memory upgraded, can be used to run VMs or dockers and anything else you like. You aren't limited by the supplied OS on a microserver.

Synology boxes are very user friendly however compared to a microserver so it all depends on what you want it for.
What's the difference between this & setting up xpenelogy on a microserver?
I've got a really old Synology 4 drive nas,
the software is really nice to use and they continuously update it.
WD My Cloud Mirror WDBWVZ0040JWT-EESN 2 x Total Bays NAS Server - Desktop at Ponders End Tesco instore (London) - £73.62
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Got one for myself today. The best price that I have ever seen. To me its a right bargain. Cheapest on ebay £230. WD My Cloud Mirror 4TB WDBWVZ0040JWT-EESN 2 x Total Bays NAS Serv… Read more
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Best in my local was a 2TB My Cloud for £62.50, 3TB for £72.50 and 4TB for £100. This 4TB version was still £147
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Do you have to use WD Hdd's in this or can you use other brands (like seagate/toshiba etc)?
PS. Yes I know WD Red HDD'S are better than most others.
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ultraal200357 m ago

[Image] So I drove 30 minutes to the Ponders end Tesco branch an hour …[Image] So I drove 30 minutes to the Ponders end Tesco branch an hour after you posted this....That particular shelf was only for one off reduced/damaged items and the manager checked the normal stock for me anyways and found it to the normal price.....So yeah 10 in stock....Ps. Also checked Beckton Tesco branch and it was normal price there too


They weren't damaged but they were reduced. And there was 10 of them when I've taken a picture. They were on all of the shelf's from top to bottom. Sealed new, guess they've gone quick. Should have taken a better picture when been there.33170010-bSOl4.jpg
I'll buy just to strip out the RED drives if that's what they are.
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So I drove 30 minutes to the Ponders end Tesco branch an hour after you posted this....

That particular shelf was only for one off reduced/damaged items and the manager checked the normal stock for me anyways and found it to the normal price.....

So yeah 10 in stock....

Ps. Also checked Beckton Tesco branch and it was normal price there too
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WD My Cloud PR2100 NAS Plex Server £300 @ Amazon.de
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Supports up to 4 x 1080p Video/ Audio trans-coding via Hardware accelerated trans-coding. It really works! Price includes delivery to UK. In the box is both UK and EU adapters (… Read more
ontheqt28 m ago

This one does hardware transcoding unlike most nas where it's software and …This one does hardware transcoding unlike most nas where it's software and processor intensive. This unit can to my surprise do 4 1080p audio and video transcodes despite its processor because of this. You'd be forgiven for thinking all nas could do this but they can't. More powerful and expensive nas can't do as many streams. I can only assume this went cold due to a lack of understanding as to this devices value.


Exactly i know enough out plex and so on and the fact this can transcode 4 at a time at 1080p is pretty impressive for the form factor / cost. I was looking at a Ts150 however the cost of an xeon upgrade drags the price up pretty high granted I would be able to run some vms off it also
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BigG936 h, 11 m ago

Would be nice to see evidence as I am currently looking into my options …Would be nice to see evidence as I am currently looking into my options for a plex server and from what I have seen in terms of requirements for 4 streams at 1080p its a chunk more of change than this nas


This one does hardware transcoding unlike most nas where it's software and processor intensive. This unit can to my surprise do 4 1080p audio and video transcodes despite its processor because of this. You'd be forgiven for thinking all nas could do this but they can't. More powerful and expensive nas can't do as many streams. I can only assume this went cold due to a lack of understanding as to this devices value.
I could do with something online if anyone knows of a decent rental. after a managed account with a few streams.
Hmm. On the fence with this one. A bit pricey for what you get tbh.only 2 bays too. Still rather a have a HP microserver at half the price which is upgradable in terms of cpu, gpu, ram and more HDD slots etc..
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gangstarrrr2 h, 28 m ago

You can build something cheaper, but again, dependent on if you want to go …You can build something cheaper, but again, dependent on if you want to go down that route.



Would be nice to see evidence as I am currently looking into my options for a plex server and from what I have seen in terms of requirements for 4 streams at 1080p its a chunk more of change than this nas
Toshiba N300 High Reliability 4TB Internal NAS Hard Drive 7K2 RPM  3.5  SATA £99.99 - Amazon
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4TB Internal hard drive for NAS etc HDWQ140UZSVA
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merchant_ac22nd Jan

Better than the Low Reliability version.


If you think slower is better then yes.
Hootwo38 m ago

10GB networking is becoming less expensive and an option for semi-pro …10GB networking is becoming less expensive and an option for semi-pro users.e.g. TPLink T1700g-28TQ is fanless and offers 4x 10GB and 24x 1GB ports for 230eur at amazon.frPlus ebay has 2x Mellanox 10GB half-height 10GB cards plus cable for £70.Two of those plus the switch plus 2 cables gives 10Gbe for 4 machines for £350 - about £80 per machine.


so not normal home use then - remember most people just want an extra few gigabit ports, which is why 5-port Netgear kit for a tenner from Amazon goes hot on here.

And your pricing is correct, but a little misleading. As you're going the SFP+ direct connect cable route rather than using fibre modules and fibre cabling, you're really limited to VERY expensive, VERY short cabling. Fine to link all your kit in a rack, but entirely useless if you have a fileserver in one room and a workstation in another. If however you do have your kit all located in the same place, you could get a much smaller (and cheaper) copper-only switch without 10G, and just get the Mellanox cards/cables and direct connect your main equipment - linking 2/3 machines with a 10G backbone for £70-100 is not a bad dea.

I did something similar with infiniband kit a while back though - to be honest it's not really worth the effort for home use (semi-pro or otherwise). Now I just have 4 gigabit NICs in my server and 2 or 4 in my main workstations, and let Multichannel take care of things to boost throughput where possible. 99% of the time the transfers are just as fast as my old 10G network, but it's a lot simpler to set up and manage through a single switch.
lilbeastie22nd Jan

... For network-attached storage for example, unless you have 10G Ethernet …... For network-attached storage for example, unless you have 10G Ethernet (and let's be honest, no normal person does at home) you'll never hit a sustained transfer in anything other than a synthetic benchmark with modern drives regardless of their spindle rpm.

10GB networking is becoming less expensive and an option for semi-pro users.
e.g. TPLink T1700g-28TQ is fanless and offers 4x 10GB and 24x 1GB ports for 230eur at amazon.fr
Plus ebay has 2x Mellanox 10GB half-height 10GB cards plus cable for £70.
Two of those plus the switch plus 2 cables gives 10Gbe for 4 machines for £350 - about £80 per machine.
Whats the warranty cover on these drives ?
No, I'm responding to theoretical numbers with real life experience based on many machines installed/used
Seagate IronWolf 8TB 3.5" NAS Hard Drive £199.48 @ Ebuyer
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Current cheapest price available for an 8TB NAS drive, and in stock. Designed for always on, 24×7 performance IronWolf Health Management Spindle Speed: 7200 RPM Rotational Vi… Read more
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Steviepunk19th Jan

I keep seeing people posting about Ebuyer support being poor, but I've …I keep seeing people posting about Ebuyer support being poor, but I've never had a problem with them. that last time I had to return anything was a couple of years ago, but there wasn't any issue with it. Guess I've been lucky then.I'd also bought 4 of these drives from them on Black Friday, they arrived next day and work fine.


Same here shopped with them for years no problems, the most recent return was a slightly dented Antec case that they RMAed pronto and shipped out a replacement in excellent time.
Have some heat. I spent a few hours looking for these thinking it would never be on HUKD, then came to post after buying and found it here
I've gone for the Amazon option too - I will have to wait a week but it means I'll get on with more urgent stuff first!
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I keep seeing people posting about Ebuyer support being poor, but I've never had a problem with them. that last time I had to return anything was a couple of years ago, but there wasn't any issue with it. Guess I've been lucky then.

I'd also bought 4 of these drives from them on Black Friday, they arrived next day and work fine.
Same price on Amazon but back ordered. Available from 29th January if you can wait and want a better chance of RMA
friar_chris1 h, 1 m ago

eBuyer. Just try to return anything to them.[Image]


The classic Christmas jumper picture. Heat.

I hate ebuyer, I had exactly that issue. Tried to return an item within 14 days unused etc, wrong item ordered. They refused. Never shopped there again.
Updated 24th Jan: 8TB NAS drive at Amazon, available in 1-2 days at present. £191.99 - Amazon
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HUKDdpa29th Jan

As I am talking about keeping a 1:1 copy of important files on a seperate …As I am talking about keeping a 1:1 copy of important files on a seperate hard drive, it obviously is


No it's not - but it's pointless to point out your folly on this web site. This is HotUKdeals after all...
aLV42628th Jan

That's not how backups work...


As I am talking about keeping a 1:1 copy of important files on a seperate hard drive, it obviously is

vv So basically a post saying the backup method you already use is not how backups work, but I'm not going to explain myself because ...reasons
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HUKDdpa25th Jan

I would need 21 2TB drives to match my current use, or 42 2TB drives if I …I would need 21 2TB drives to match my current use, or 42 2TB drives if I wanted backups (I only buy 12TB drives now). Depends what space you need + if you run backup drives on important files (as you should) individual drive size becomes irrelevant in regards to a loss. Infinitely better to have 1x 8TB drive for important files and 1x 8TB as a backup than 4x 2TB drives so you only lose 1x 2TB of important files at a time (assuming they are actually important files and not just games etc)


That's not how backups work...
Not sure why expired as still available 1 pence cheaper. there's a like new from Amazon warehouse for 184 as well if you wanted to gamble. Bought a few hard drives in the past from the warehouse and always been new aside from one which didn't have packaging but was in its sealed anti static bag.
aLV42625th Jan

Well no - you didn't lose all your episodes due to a Seagate drive - you …Well no - you didn't lose all your episodes due to a Seagate drive - you lost them due to a failure to plan...



I didn't loose them, the label fell off the backup drive.
RAVPower FileHub Plus- Wireless Travel Router / SD Card Reader / USB Portable Hard Drive Companion, DLNA/NAS Sharing Media Streamer 6000mAh External Battery Pack £27.99 from SVT / Amazon
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Looks a good little device for the money, the 6700mAH version was a little more before Christmas and I haven't seen a drop on this one for a little bit. For this price, click the P… Read more
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shvulcan11 h, 2 m ago

Will this device make a WiFi connection stronger in the loft for example …Will this device make a WiFi connection stronger in the loft for example when the router is downstairs?


Not really, powerline networking would be the best bet if you have a socket in the loft, else a Wifi repeater/range extender plugged in somewhere upstaiairs . I tend to like netgear netgear.co.uk/hom…rs/ but there are plenty of others
See white has larger charge capacity 6700 Vs 6000, any other differences otherwise seems white is better buy
Will this device make a WiFi connection stronger in the loft for example when the router is downstairs?
Can i convert a none wireless device into a wireless one with this? I.e. My bt you view box in my bedroom.
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This looks like a good device if you need one. heat!
Seagate IronWolf 4TB 3.5" NAS Hard Drive - Free C&C or Delivery £98.99 @ Ebuyer
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A few quid more than the pre xmas deals but still a lot of drive for the cash imho? Same price at Amazon so u to you who you trust on this one...
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Rather buy from Amazon.. better CS and theyll replace, no questions asked
I remember that target picture.

I have not used them in years.
Me and my mate bought a psu, both were faulty and fried our motherboards.

ebuyer did not want to know. Useless.

Years later I bought a 2nd hand Corsair psu which was faulty, Corsair sent me a brand new power supply and a cheque for £458 to cover damage for motherboard, ram and cpu.
powerbrick2 h, 9 m ago

Ebuyer, who pride themselves on rejecting RMAs, no ta.[Image]


are these the tech support stand-ins? as none of them look like a "Dan" to me for a start. and is the one on the far right so short of note paper, she's resorted to making notes on her foot?
Edited by: "cliffio76" 16th Jan
Yes, they deducted for a power supply - never bought from them again. Perfect way for them to permanently lose customers
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powerbrick33 m ago

Ebuyer, who pride themselves on rejecting RMAs, no ta.[Image]


Yeah, im pretty sure that if you force the issue they got no choice within the first year, so no matter what this pic puports to show it dont matter in the eyes of consumer law....
8TB WD Red NAS Hard Drive £227.68 @ Ebuyer
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tin14th Jan

I just bought 2x of these from Amazon and they were delivered in a DVD …I just bought 2x of these from Amazon and they were delivered in a DVD cardboard sleeve, absolutely no protection whatsoever. Would have certainly been posted through the letter box should I have not ordered it to a locker. Warranty-wise one was 3 yr WD backed (with 2yr11mo left to run!) and 1 was OEM (so reliant on Amazon) which was even weirder.

Just checked my two on the WD site and one has warranty until December 2020 and the other is also OEM. What is going on with Amazon? They don't state that the drives are OEM, but their description doesn't seem to list the warranty length either. So ether I got lucky with a non OEM drive that should have been OEM or unlucky with an OEM drive that should have a 3yr warranty
would there be any point emailing Amazon customer services as asking them to package their hard drives better? How many people/messages would they need before they took any action?
I just bought 2x of these from Amazon and they were delivered in a DVD cardboard sleeve, absolutely no protection whatsoever. Would have certainly been posted through the letter box should I have not ordered it to a locker.

Warranty-wise one was 3 yr WD backed (with 2yr11mo left to run!) and 1 was OEM (so reliant on Amazon) which was even weirder.

Sent them back, as 99% chance they've already been thrown around and frankly wouldn't trust them long-term even if they weren't DOA and passed testing. Even the guy in the shop I returned them to smacked the package down on the desk in front of me.

Previously I've had HDs from Amazon in proper packaging either retail or brown-box, with appropriate HD-shaped padding etc. Presumably now they're just in a tray in the warehouse and the operators are just shoving them in whatever fits. Not at all good and puts me off ordering any HD from amazon, aside from maybe if there's a deal on a retail-packaged version.

That said looking at paying £34 MORE than this price to avoid e-buyer. They will try their absolute best to not look after you if there's some kind of problem.
Wouldn't touch ebuyer if they were the last supplier in the world, don't waste your time. Have bought numerous drives from amazon over the years and have yet to receive a DOA.
Just taken delivery of two of these drives along with a Drobo 5C from Amazon. They were loose in a large box next to the Drobo with only the anti static bags for protection, no plastic inserts. Drives are ice cold now so will let them acclimatise before testing. Not too happy that they couldn't even stick some bubble wrap around such sensitive hardware.

In the past drives I got from Amazon were in boxes with foam inserts to protect them.
WD 8 TB NAS Hard Drive - Red - £227.68 @ Amazon
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This is the best price according to Camel Camel Camel.
Great for mining burstcoin
once HDD mining takes off you'll also see a huge shortage of them

Right now burstcoin has an ROI of 3-4 month of a drive this size
Toughers14 h, 23 m ago

I don't recommend buying this drive from Amazon. I recently purchased it …I don't recommend buying this drive from Amazon. I recently purchased it from them and it was delivered with no padding. The drive was simply placed in an anti static bag and then in the same cardboard packaging that books come in (see image). There is no way I am putting this in my NAS! Additionally, after checking the warranty (https://support.wdc.com/warranty/warrantystatus.aspx?lang=en) I found it was only for 1 year, so naturally I have started the returns process with Amazon.[Image] I would instead recommend buying this drive from Ebuyer (https://www.ebuyer.com/742235-wd-red-8tb-3-5-sata-nas-hard-drive-wd80efzx) for the same price. The drive I received from them came properly packed with several layers of protection and has the full 3 year warranty!


It may say it has a 3 year warrenty, but it's a 3 year warrenty from ebuyer, might as well be a 3 day warrenty for what it's worth.
Toughers10 h, 20 m ago

I don't recommend buying this drive from Amazon. I recently purchased it …I don't recommend buying this drive from Amazon. I recently purchased it from them and it was delivered with no padding. The drive was simply placed in an anti static bag and then in the same cardboard packaging that books come in (see image). There is no way I am putting this in my NAS! Additionally, after checking the warranty (https://support.wdc.com/warranty/warrantystatus.aspx?lang=en) I found it was only for 1 year, so naturally I have started the returns process with Amazon.[Image] I would instead recommend buying this drive from Ebuyer (https://www.ebuyer.com/742235-wd-red-8tb-3-5-sata-nas-hard-drive-wd80efzx) for the same price. The drive I received from them came properly packed with several layers of protection and has the full 3 year warranty!


What's wrong with that? It's got atheist 3mm of cardboard protecting it.
I don't recommend buying this drive from Amazon. I recently purchased it from them and it was delivered with no padding. The drive was simply placed in an anti static bag and then in the same cardboard packaging that books come in (see image). There is no way I am putting this in my NAS! Additionally, after checking the warranty (support.wdc.com/war…=en) I found it was only for 1 year, so naturally I have started the returns process with Amazon.

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I would instead recommend buying this drive from Ebuyer (ebuyer.com/742…fzx) for the same price. The drive I received from them came properly packed with several layers of protection and has the full 3 year warranty!
Seagate IronWolf 4 TB 3.5 inch Internal Hard Drive for 1-8 Bay NAS Systems (5900 RPM, 64 MB Cache up to 6.0Gb/s, 180 TB/Year Workload Rate) £99.98 Amazon
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Bad luck - it did sound like you got a dud
Just died on my, so problem solved.
It's a new drive, bought in on the lightning deal last week. Has about 500gb on it. Nothings been moved after syncing, a few files (less than 10 have been added since) it's not set to auto back up or auto sync. I haven't done much with it. All it's done so far is stream some music files and video files. That noise was its response to me turning on my PC. So I'll look at my NAS settings solve that. But compared to my 2tb red it's a lot louder and is noisy for longer.
It can be normal if data is spread over the disk surface, i.e. not continuous clusters/sectors.
That normally occurs when copying large data from the same disk to the same disk.

If you do a lot of moving and deleting then a defrag might help.
If it has been formatted and you only store data but do not take it off or move it then it should be quiet.

When a hard disk starts making sounds it hasn't made before then sometime later it is going to crash.
Got the T-Shirt.

A 5900rpm should be really quiet.


If you are running torrent software then it is going to validate files and that can take minutes.


Backup the drive, format it and then restore the data, that is a quicker way to defrag it.
Gort19516th Jan

Post an audio sample of it.



I left my nas on overnight so it's been sleeping but not off. I turned my laptop on, and then got 8 mins of this. around the 2:30 mark is interesting. Quite a few different sounds. I'm running a full test on it via the qnap software.

drive.google.com/ope…Zww

This is a link to the sound file recorded on my mobile, it's on my google drive and should just play in your browser.

Thanks
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