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i was torn btwn going for a wd 8 or 10tb gold drive and a hitachi he10 (10tb). i couldn't find any site that compared the 2. i was leaning more towards the hitcahi because of the price and specs. the 10tb hitachis are selling for about $300.

as a last minute decision (partly because of this thread) i went with a refurbished 6tb black for $160 with a year warranty from western digital. lady fritz will probably be mad hearing i got it from ebay so i wouldn't want her to know..ph34r-smiley.gif she'll kick my prostate.
    
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Thanks for making this topic,I was unaware of this and I found out having He based hdd's is problematic for reliability and if you really wanna use He hdd's you kinda have to go in a He based enviroment. Thanks again for making me aware of this issue and I will not be buying any He based hdd's for my internal storage or NAS He drives.
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i was torn btwn going for a wd 8 or 10tb gold drive and a hitachi he10 (10tb). i couldn't find any site that compared the 2. i was leaning more towards the hitcahi because of the price and specs. the 10tb hitachis are selling for about $300.

as a last minute decision (partly because of this thread) i went with a refurbished 6tb black for $160 with a year warranty from western digital. lady fritz will probably be mad hearing i got it from ebay so i wouldn't want her to know..ph34r-smiley.gif she'll kick my prostate.

I wouldn't do that. I would "take a more forward approach". wink.gif
     
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Seen any of those He12s?
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Seen any of those He12s?

Don't forget the He14s. Oh i guess the 14s come out next year. :D 


Edited by ozlay - 7/30/17 at 1:30am
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Seen any of those He12s?
No not yet.

Just got my first WD gold data center drive in. PCB failed and I think the heads just failed too.
 
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No not yet.

Just got my first WD gold data center drive in. PCB failed and I think the heads just failed too.
really?
after how long did the wd gold fail?
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perhaps the contoller is going out??
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No not yet.

Just got my first WD gold data center drive in. PCB failed and I think the heads just failed too.
really?
after how long did the wd gold fail?

Drive was made in march 2017. So what, 6 months if that?

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perhaps the contoller is going out??

Based on the sound, it was something to do with the spindle controller not the processor itself.
 
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@Xeb

If He drives need to be used in an He environment, doesn't that limit their practicality?
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