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    Re: Is 8TB the sweet spot

    Quote Originally Posted by shaithis View Post
    8TB on a Seagate drive......I hope that data is disposable
    i've had quite a few drives over the years and usually had the biggest capacity drives available, until more recently as you can get bigger than 8tb but the prices are crazy high. i've used whatever brand had the cheapest bang for the buck and only had about 3 or 4problems, one drive DOA from WD, one drive knackered when i dropped it swapping drives, an SSD killed by me mucking about with the power cables, and a 1.5tb drive is the only one that slowly died on me after usage for years. i have all my data backed up and it's usually backed up on different drives by different manufacturers. some people will say never use X comnpany but in my experience no company is notably better or worse. the WD customer service was absolutely awful i must say, but i got a refund within a couple of weeks of delivery/return/refund process and lucked up by using the discount voucher on the purchase to get a bigger drive for only a little bit more money, so couldn't complain too much in the end

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    Re: Is 8TB the sweet spot

    This is my experience also. I'll probably remove the current 4TB drives and use them for offline, on the shelf backups. There's not a fantastic amount of data which can't be replaced. Most of the stuff which is irreplacable is photos, and documents, and they're all synced to dropbox, and time machine on a standalone disk too.

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    Re: Is 8TB the sweet spot

    I recall a few years ago I had a WD Elements external drive that died.

    Tried checking the warranty for the serial number on the enclosure and it had expired, but smashed it open and checked the serial number of the WD Blue drive inside and that was still covered (5v3 years I think it was). Got a new drive sent out no questions asked.

    Although I do think I was lucky in that case. Drive still working too.

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    Re: Is 8TB the sweet spot

    The archive drives do have a drop off on write. I'm not sure it would handle in a RAID/NAS

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    Re: Is 8TB the sweet spot

    Quote Originally Posted by ChaosSystem View Post
    The archive drives do have a drop off on write
    Straight off a cliff under worst case situation, makes drives from 10 years ago seem decent.

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    Re: Is 8TB the sweet spot

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wQS-IhjkBSA

    In the youtube link above they try to make a NAS with the drives but further in they explain why they are bad at write speeds
    I have 3 but only filled and stored not in a system
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