EU Seagate Backup Plus 5TB 2.5" external HDD - EUR 135

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  1. dtrv

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    Why?
    Are those not shuck-able?
     
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    I use 4 of those in my home nas (2 mirrored vdevs, 24/7, SmartOS) and can't say anything bad - except that i do not have any warranty anymore.

    Gesendet von meinem ONE E1003 mit Tapatalk
     
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    There's a thread on the 4TB versions. I have 3 of them. Personally I've found performance to border on unusable for 'normal' disk purposes. Some people may disagree, that's fine.
     
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    In that same thread of the 4TB versions these 5TB disks are mentioned as far better disks. These contain Seagate Barracuda 5TB disks.
     
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  7. Lennong

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    It is still a SMR disk. Pretty useless for anything but cold storage or then the intended usage..
     
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    As someone who owns the 4TB (got rid of them) and 5TB (8 of them) disks as above I agree with everyone here when I say these drives are HORRIBLE for anything besides slow, cold storage. Using them for anything other than the last haul of a backup is asking for hair pulling migraines. You'll get KILLER performance at first 200MB/s speed! "MY GOD THESE ARE AMAZING!" you'll say in joy. Then when the next platter hits the drives crash down to 12-15MB/s and you are begging, pleading, imploring with the array to go faster.

    I use these for my offsite backup array, I don't care how long it takes for them to finish, it sits in the corner, when done then I take it somewhere else for a month to store it and then next month i'll bring it back to receive updates.
     
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    I have 6- 4TB drives in a Z2 array, and they will chug away at 30-35MB/s each during transfers. With an intel 3500 sitting in front as a cache drive, I can almost saturate my 10g lan with large transfers. Would love to get 6 of the 5TB to add another Z2 array, since my current is ~60% full (media storage).
     
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  10. hmartin

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    Thanks, bought one. My use case is also backups where I don't care much about the performance.
     
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