Seagate Backup Plus 4TB Drive - Cheap 2.5" 4TB drives

Discussion in 'Hard Drives and Solid State Drives' started by Patrick, Apr 20, 2016.

  1. Paul Roland

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    Hmz, it was only advertised on some sites on a closer look it seems like it's the same hdd.
    Only difference is that maxtor one offer 3 year warranty to be voided of course when opening the case
     
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  2. Deslok

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    it looks like that model might be more available in europe as well, most sites i saw it on with a search are showing up in euros, name recognition segmentation?
     
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  3. EffrafaxOfWug

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  4. Deslok

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    if they're anything like the mypassport on my desk(1tb model) the usb controller is integrated and they can't be shucked at all, which is unfortunate
     
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  5. TType85

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    Got my last 3 finally ordered. This system will be 32TB (+1TB in SSDs) in a HAF XB EVO case.
     
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  6. Deslok

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    it's impressive either way but is that 32TB raw or post raid?
     
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  7. TType85

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    Raw. Will be probably 22TB usable.

    I will be either using Linux/Snapraid or Unraid (dual parity). The system will be running KVM passing 2 video cards and 2 usb cards to separate windows 10 VM's.

    I have my GTX 970 running this way (in a 8x slot) on an unraid server and have been using it as my main workstation (VM with video and usb passed through). I get ~90% of the performance out of the video card but I don't play many games that much any more so it is perfectly acceptable.

    I will have to do a build log in this "server".
     
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  8. whitey

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    And here I thought my 14 TB usable (24 raw) in raidz2 was dope...good show sir!
     
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  9. Bradford

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    I'm planning nearly the exact same build, but with 2 RX480s or 1060s (based on which has lower effective TDP). I would love to see your build log. I'm particularly interested on how easy it was to configure KVM, and whether you did everything manually or used the UNRAID (I think) options to do video card passthrough?
     
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  10. TType85

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    I am thinking of going with 2 1060's to replace the GTX970 and 760 I have. Looks to be low TDP but similar speed to a GTX980. Using Unraid would be the easiest but doing it manually gives me a full linux system I can run stuff off of and use windows for gaming and my Visual Studio work. Right now through unraid I just picked the video card and the hdmi sound to pass through and also added my PCIe USB3 card. I had some issues just passing USB devices. I will make a build log for this once the rest of the parts come in.
     
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  11. Paul Roland

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    Aparently these drives, ST4000LM016 seem to have an high load/unload count like the wd...
    Already got 30 just in a few minutes.
    Perhaps a way to disable this apm ?
     
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  12. TType85

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    Is this in a raid?
     
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  13. Paul Roland

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    Kind of sort of, ScaleIO
     
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  14. cesmith9999

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    are there any more deals for ~100. it seems like all of the deals went back up to ~$115-$120

    Chris
     
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  15. Zathras

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    Amazon has them for $99.99 at the moment - click the other colours, looks like the basic black one is sold out. Just picked up two of them.
     
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  16. Patrick

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  17. mtekk

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    Silver one is still $99 at Amazon. Ugg, I already have 6 shucked drives, why did I just buy another? Oh well, maybe I'll use this one as Seagate intended (leave in the enclosure).
     
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  18. sth

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    Although Im not a huge fan of Seagate, I took a leap of faith and hope things have improved since my last batch of doorstops were created and ordered 12 for $99.99 each to evaluate as a lower power alternative to my 3.5" Red arrays for media storage.
     
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  19. sth

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    better than I was expecting TBH...
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    Got one, ZFSed it. So far so good.

    Can't device whether I want to use it for offsite backup, or to have a laptop with a full backup.

    Hopefully they don't have some wierdass software in the USB controller that fixes something about them.
     
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