[DEAD] WD reds 4/8TB $90/$200 via shucking - update, 8TB reds now $180, 4TB deal looks dead.

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  1. Churchill

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    Is that Seagate an SMR drive? IF so run away.
     
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  2. orson

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    Hi.

    No. According to information on the internet it is extremely fast drive with conventional magnetic writing.
     
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  3. marv

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    in tweakdown review is photo of
    ST8000DM004 5400 rpm BarraCuda

    That according to datasheet is 4platter drive and recording method is TGMR. Which sounds a lot like SMR drive. Found reddit thread about it and people in there wrote that its behavior is a lot better than 8TB archival drive.

    Anyway, I snatched 3 pieces from amazon.de. Not as good price as in bestbuy but at least with free shipping :D

    edit: I cancelled my order. decided I dont want SMR drives
     
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  4. Kneelbeforezod

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    Bought online and Super easy to pick them up today. Wasn't that busy or at least as busy as i though. Went around 12 pm or so after leftovers obviously. Doorbuster TVs were gone obviously but i expected more of a crowd. If you see the image it's just the 2 i got. I see when i post and edit but doesn't seem to show when i save the post. [​IMG]
     
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  5. orson

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    I will unpack one and try to see/benchmark/investigate without removing it from enclosure. I can always return them.
    Note that TGMR is also used in IronWolf NAS series: http://www.seagate.com/www-content/product-content/ironwolf/en-us/docs/100807039b.pdf on page 7.

    So TGMR does not mean that drive is SMR or not. But on the other hand sustained writes at 160MB/s (from TweakTown review) suggest that it might use perpendicular recording.
     
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  6. Lord Raven

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    I also bought two WDBCKA0040HBK-NENS with the help of a friend, paid 349.58$ with tax. Shipping on 5th, then my friend will deliver these to me. I seriously hope they are Reds.
     
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  7. Joel

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    Newegg has the HGST drive this is based on for $209 on Cyber Monday sale. For those who didn't get in at BB this is a good option as the warranty will be intact.
     
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  9. groove

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    Link seems to be dead
     
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  10. RyC

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    The $150 deal should be the EFAX drive instead of the EMAZ drive too

    "-NEBB are the less desireable EMAZ “white label”drives with the 3.3v issues. Those were the BF $130 ones. These are -NESN ones. They use more desireable EFAX Red Label (1/2 label) drives from Thailand with 256MB cache."
     
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  11. TLN

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    Link shows $199 to me
     
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  12. kaligari

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    Personally I use GSmartControl, it's crossplatform and free, convenient for reading SMART as well...
     
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