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10TB NAS hard-drive for Desktop PC

I have a small room, and a small PC, I have filled up 4.1tb's with movies,Games and anime already
and 10tb's ATM seem pretty cheap, I don't want to buy two 5tb/etc Hdd's since that will limit my cases Airflow.

"Product: https://www.newegg.com/global/au/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822178997&ignorebbr=1 "


I have two/three Questions; Will the 10tb NAS be loud compared to 2tb/4tb hard drives? Will the 8TB and 6TB'S also be loud?

Will a single NAS hard drive be problematic? I've heard they have less features, so you can lose data if they are not in a RAID/nas setup?

I plan to use this for 5+years as a Secondary hard drive until 10tb ssd's are available and cheap. "This will not be a boot drive, just a secondary" and No, I'm not getting a NAS, my Games are also going to be on this hard drive . . .

I heard these consumer 8tb's get bad reviews:
https://www.newegg.com/global/au/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822178866&cm_re=8tb-_-22-178-866-_-Product
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    NAS or Enterprise drives can be better. They can have better vibration resistance and produce lower temps.

    The biggest difference is they use TLER (Time limited error recovery). If the drive has a bad sector it will hammer on it trying to retrieve data before remapping the sector. With TLER this time is limited to about 7 seconds. Which will handle most bad sectors. While a desktop drive may spend thirty seconds to a minute trying to recover the bad sector. For the most part if 7 seconds isn't enough time. More time won't make a difference. But in a few rare circumstances that extra time spent may actually recover that piece of data.

    As long as you keep a backup this isn't an issue. If you don't keep a backup. A fool and his data will soon be parted.

    As far as noise. Seagate seems to be the quietest for 10TB. They are even quieter than 8TB drives in active use.
    https://us.hardware.info/reviews/6975/14/22-6-10tb-hard-drives-review-one-drive-a-lot-of-storage-noise-levels

    As for 5 years of reliability. The helium drives are quite different than older lower capacity drives. So things may have changed. HGST (Hitachi) has been the most reliable in the past. Although looking at 8TB Seagates. It seems that Seagate has greatly improved their reliability. I guess those lawsuits and bad PR hurt them.
    https://www.backblaze.com/blog/hard-drive-benchmark-stats-2016/
    https://www.hbsslaw.com/cases/seagate

    As for personal preference. I would buy whichever is cheaper. It won't really make a difference in a non RAID scenario. Every manufacturer can have a bad line. As long as they correct the problem in future lines. I have eight Samsung drives right now. Four bought in 2009 (1TB), two in 2013 (4TB) and two in 2014 (5TB). All of them still function properly.

    Although personal experience is not statistically relevant. In the past ten years I have had five or six WD hard drives fail. About 50% failure rates. I have had no Hitachi drives fail and I have had one Seagate fail. Although I think only one failure has ever been within the first three years. It was the Seagate in the first month or two and was replaced by Seagate. The only reason the WDs had such a high failure rate is they have many more years on them. My newest WD is 500GB most were 160GB to 320GB.
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  2. Hi velocityg4,

    thanks a lot for your pefect answer. This was exactly what I was looking for for a while. You even answered questions not having been asked so far.

    You saved me a lot of time. Thanks!
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  3. Glad to have helped.
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  4. mountainHW said:
    Hi velocityg4,

    thanks a lot for your pefect answer. This was exactly what I was looking for for a while. You even answered questions not having been asked so far.

    You saved me a lot of time. Thanks!


    Be sure to format the Hard drive after plugging it in, Windows can't see the drive ..For windows 8.1/10 right click the windows button and select Disk Management , select the grayed out 10000gb hard drive and format it -unselect quick format, and format it in NTSC or whatever .. not sure about allocation size but i did default , This takes 24 hours soleave your computer on for a night
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