HDDs

Let's have another HDD thread.
I purchased 4 of pic real refurbished for 90 bucks each 12tbs. Did I do good or did I go full moron? It seems like refurbished drives make sense because most drives fail in the first year or many many years down the line. They have 5 year warranty from the refurbisher.
Is Seagate really dogshit? I have had an 8tb barracuda for 4 years now with no issues, but everyone on IQfy seems to hate Seagate. I think it's SMR though, which everyone says is horrible technology.

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  1. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    As long as they're in some sort of RAID (that's why you got four in one hit, right?), you'll be fine.

  2. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Do people really have more than 4 terabytes of stuff?
    Im struggling to put 900gb on a 3tb disk, how much data do you guys have?

    There was a post talking shit about wd yesterday, what drives are we supposed to use?

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Well yeah, not everybody is a zoomer who lives (both literally and figuratively) in the clouds.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      If it wasn't for autistically saving anime, I'd need 1b max. Most people who need multiple Tb are either professionals of have a lot of HD video.

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Or a fricking missus that I regret teaching her what a "torrent" was ten years ago, and further regret setting up Kodi for about eight years ago.
        You'd think your wife having her own fricking SAS-based rackmount media server and twin HTPCs would be like winning the Combo-/g/-life Lottery - it fricking isn't. Get her an Amazon Prime subscription.

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          this. 10 bucks a month for netflix just so we she would frick off and stop ringing me at work was well worth it. now im single and actually happy.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      It always depends of your needs, the number one desire to go full moron is archiving. Simple as.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      The amount of data I store is only determined by the amount of available disk space. I had no trouble filling a 20 TB NAS (2+2 12 "TB" HDDs in ZFS Raid Z2) with movies / shows for Plex (mainly old stuff) and games - fitgirl repacks, gog-games.to, steamunlocked.com etc.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      About 40tb of media, music movies and TV shows

  3. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    HDD is the new CRT, all normies have switched to m.2.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Unlike CRTs, HDDs are only being manufactured more and more.
      It's actually good normies aren't buying HDDs because it means it's only going to become cheaper to mooch off HDDs meant for data centers.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous
      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        The Walrus.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Give me 20TB for $250.

  4. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Hey op, I was thinking of doing the exact same thing (12tb 2x in raid 1) with refurb drives. I wouldnt but the 5 year warranty is tempting.
    It will be in a truenas running zfs or whatever that filesystem is, so im not as worried.
    Still, sending the drives out seems like a b***h. Its the only way to get 12-16-20tb drives under 150$

  5. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    As long you're not depending on them for archiving then sure I guess. Are you really expecting to fill 48 TB of storage any time soon, and are you alright with disk failures after 5 years?

  6. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >90 bucks each 12tbs
    I was gonna say that's extremely good deal but then I checked the minimum market price for a disk like that and... it's 90! Did HDD prices crash recently or what?

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      HDD prices have been coming down a lot

      https://i.imgur.com/ebUko3P.jpeg

      Let's have another HDD thread.
      I purchased 4 of pic real refurbished for 90 bucks each 12tbs. Did I do good or did I go full moron? It seems like refurbished drives make sense because most drives fail in the first year or many many years down the line. They have 5 year warranty from the refurbisher.
      Is Seagate really dogshit? I have had an 8tb barracuda for 4 years now with no issues, but everyone on IQfy seems to hate Seagate. I think it's SMR though, which everyone says is horrible technology.

      https://www.ebay.com/itm/296358906778

      $70 for 12TB

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >HDD prices have been coming down a lot
        Execpt for retail.
        I haven't been paying attention but they seem utterly ridiculous. I could buy 3x12TB of HGST drives for the price of a single 12TB WD red
        Going to be interesting the next few years as normies ditch HDDs more and more and DCs offload more and more.
        I wonder what WD and seagate are going to do to protect retail HDD pricing.

  7. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >boot up
    >*grinds*
    that's how technology is supposed to sound and it's COMFY

  8. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Hello!
    I don't have hdd in my pc currently. AMA.

  9. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Manufacturer refurbs are good, seller refurbs are hit and miss
    Seagate is better than WD
    SMR is ok for single drive archival purposes

  10. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    90$ for 12tb? must be SMR enjoy corruption and long random reads

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >corruption and long random reads
      Thats not how SMR works

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      It's not. It's CMR. They are fricking used HDDs. That's why they're so cheap. T year warranty+ RAID mitigates this downside though in my opinion

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