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I wouldn't trust a seagates 12gb seagate HDD yet alone an 8TB. Every single seagate I had over the past 8 years died, while my intel/wd drives have had no issues. Terrible company, terrible drives, avoid like the plague.
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i guess not a bad price on new tech but 3c/gig still too expensive

i was able to buy 2TB greens for $40 4 years ago
     
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If only they were 7200 RPM...
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Originally Posted by u3b3rg33k View Post

fixed that for ya!

and as for the complaints about Seagate's reliability:
I have thrown both seagate and WD drives into raid arrays. in one year I purchased 3 seagate drives, and 4 WD drives. Out of the box, 2/3 of the seagate drives, and 3/4 of the WD drives had to be sent back due to unacceptable behavior (an amazing amount of sector remapping was occurring on all 5). I had to return those 5 drives for replacement.

So if I go by sample size alone, seagate drives are less reliable than WD drives.

Pity I didn't make that argument with 1 Seagate drive vs 6 WD drives. then I could argue that 100% of Seagate drives are unreliable!
fallacies FTW?

Just wanted to point out that Seagate would be MORE reliable in this example, not less.

67% failure rate is better than 75% failure rate.
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Would the writes be fast enough on this for recording game footage using Shadowplay? Seems perfect for this purpose...
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This is very tempting for a NAS, especially at that price. As for the seagate reliability factor, I've both professionally and personally seen WD and Seagates at about equal failure rates. (Assuming you leave Greens purposed as main drives out) Also for all the Seagate hate based on Backblaze, I'll leave this here if you're interested in why you should take them with a well sized grain of salt.
 
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Sannakji View Post

Would the writes be fast enough on this for recording game footage using Shadowplay? Seems perfect for this purpose...

yeah, more than fast enough.
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I wouldn't trust a seagates 12gb seagate HDD yet alone an 8TB. Every single seagate I had over the past 8 years died, while my intel/wd drives have had no issues. Terrible company, terrible drives, avoid like the plague.
I had had a lot of HDD and after 2TB and 3TB Seagate i have not had failures. Everything before hat, 500GB Segates, 1.5TB Green. 500GB Blue, 750GB Black all dead. I think HDD have gotten better and since SSD is the main OS drive HDD get used mostly for storage.
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I'd buy a box of 20 for servers, but I won't, because seagate.
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Overall there doesn't seem to be anything catastrophically bad about Seagate drives compared to WD when looking at Newegg and Amazon feedback.

Now I know that feedback doesn't really mean much, but surely if Seagate drives fail so much it would've been immediately noticeable when comparing feedback to WD drives?
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