Seagate X10 8TB og HGST 8TB

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  1. ClarkTorry

    ClarkTorry New Member

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    One of my two parity drives is exhibiting massive read and write failures, so I am gonna swap it out.

    I am looking at either a

    - HGST HUH728080ALE600 8TB drive - Recertified with one year warranty; or
    - Seagate Exos X10 ST8000NM0016 8TB drive - new, with 5 year warranty

    Price is the same - the reason I am keeping the HGST on the table is that the other parity drive is the same and serves well. It also has a good track record in the Backblaze reports (so does the 10TB version of the Seagate, but it still isn't the same drive). Both are 512e models btw.



    Any thoughts before I roll the dice?
     
  2. Calliers

    Calliers HH's MC Staff Member

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    Go for the brand new drive, never buy a used/recertified drive. Never.
     
  3. Trusteft

    Trusteft HH's Asteroids' Dominator

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    Depends. A used (but not TOO used) drive can be a good purchase as/if you know it works without problems. A new sealed drive can be DOA or close to that, just fine.

    I don't know the two models so I Can't comment on which is a better model.
    In general I trust Seagate drives more than any other so I would probably go for that.
     

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