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Newegg has the Seagate ST8000DM002 8TB 256MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal drive for $219.99.


$239.99 minus $20 Promo Code: 0622SAC32

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Moderator Comment: This thread is mirrored to these forums: MOBILE, LAPTOPS, AND COMPUTERS, HOT DEALS. — Aug. 17, 2017 @ 8:23pm
Looks like it's a real drive, not a SMR drive. That's a pretty great price.

supersnoop00 said:   Looks like it's a real drive, not a SMR drive. That's a pretty great price.

Just curious... how do you know it's not a SMR drive?  Because a SMR drive would have a slower write speed?  I couldn't find anything in the description stating it uses PMR.

Regardless, people should know these are great in theory but present a whole host of other problems--slow boot times, loud noise (might improve with a firmware update), and that is a LOT of data to potentially lose, back up, or format.

Most users will get better utility from two or more 3-4GB drives, than a giant 8GB one.


1% Failure rate according to Backblaze (Out of 9800+ units). Much better than other Seagate types.

When I click the link, it shows me "cann't find the item"...

oh wow it does say that now. I clicked earlier.

I've been mostly a fan of Seagate [7200rpm] drives over the years. I've had 2tb variations running in a RAID 5 array since 2011, the other drives in the array being Hitachis. I'm not a fan of the massive load cycle counts that these accumulate over the years with the head parking. This is a mechanical movement, the more times it happens the greater my probability for mechanical failure. I'm getting SMART warnings on the ST3000DM001 3TB drives I have and the ST2000DM002 drives in the RAID 5 array because of the head parking issue - I expect them to go at any time, though I can't complain with a 6 year service life. There are ways to turn this feature off which I am going to try on the 3TB drives to see what happens.

With any single drive, I'd only put data on it that I wasn't afraid to lose. Multiple backup solutions should be used for important data.

This is a good price for an 8tb drive.

Boiou said:   When I click the link, it shows me "cann't find the item"...
  I updated the first post with the whole link shown. It was working when I posted. Hope it works now.


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