Seagate - Personal Cloud 3TB External Hard Drive (NAS)

Does anyone know if this is any good? It is a lot cheaper that the other NAS that I was looking at
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  • mdaudioguymdaudioguy Posts: 5,137
    edited May 2016
    Google "Seagate" and "click," "clicking," or "click of death"... and then buy something else. Seriously, most are probably ok, but this happened to me. I think Western Digital has a better rep right now.
  • ZLTFULZLTFUL Posts: 5,445
    Avoid the Seagate 3TB drives like a cable thread!

    Personally, Hitachi (HGST now owned by Western Digital but still making their own drives in Thailand) and Western Digital (Blacks, Reds...I avoid the Greens and Blues) are the go to drives.
    Currently have ~64TB worth of storage space in the house and only 1 drive is not Hitachi/HGST.
    I do have 2 WD Green 1TB drives in a WD "My Book" that my wife and I use to do monthly full backups on our laptops and then it goes to our safe-deposit box.

    Seagate has gotten better with their 4TB drives but their 3TB drives are notoriously bad.

    Do a google search for Backblaze hard drive reliability and read one of their quarterly drive reports.
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  • msgmsg Posts: 5,921
    +1 on Seagate avoidance.
    Agreed, WD or HGST

    Also, consider something with RAID capability, or a second disk you can sync to periodically, depending on your threshold for loss.
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  • D'privedD'prived Posts: 191
    I have three QNAP NAS boxes with a total of 11 hard drives. All HD's are WD red drives. All have been running over a year 24/7 with no problems.
  • txcoastal1txcoastal1 Posts: 11,428
    I would stay away from WD 3TB reds, my IT guy has a 20% failure on these non OEM drives, 2's and 4's are good

    Also I would stay away from all OEM drives
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  • JaybeezJaybeez Posts: 746
    mdaudioguy wrote: »
    Google "Seagate" and "click," "clicking," or "click of death"... and then buy something else. Seriously, most are probably ok, but this happened to me. I think Western Digital has a better rep right now.

    Hmm ... I wondered where that click was coming from. Thought it was my DAC (Schiit Bifrost).
    Love the sound from the DAC, so good to know "click relief" is only a new hard drive away from reality.
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