14TB White label drive $199.99 free s/h

randalldeflagg

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They are white labeled. so who knows what exactly they are. Seller is saying the equivalent drive is the Seagate EXOS drives. https://www.seagate.com/www-content/datasheets/pdfs/exos-x-14-channel-DS1974-4-1812US-en_US.pdf

Figured for $200 not a terrible deal for home use.
 
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Samir

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Interesting. First time seeing white label seagates like this. More than likely they seem like pulls from something.
 

EasyRhino

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Since probably half the readership here would want to put these into a ZFS array, I would worry about the chance of getting a SMR drive. Some of the Exos are SMR right?
 

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@EasyRhino, At the moment there aren't any 14TB SMR Seagate drives to the best of my knowledge.
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Only HGST has DC HC600 Ultrastar line with 14-20TB drivers, but these are HM (Host managed)-SMR, which means they aren't meant for general consumption and won't work in regular pc/server without additional software.
 
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randalldeflagg

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The seller wasn't kidding about the drives never being powered on. Power On time on the drive I ordered reported zero hours, and 7 power cycles. So if I had to guess, pulled a storage shelf somehwere. Write speeds are at 264MB/s Read@ 270MB/s. So I am satisfied with them