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Hi guys,

Has anyone tried using one of the Seagate 8tb Archive hard drives for rom storage? Are these drives well suited to the task or would they have issues?

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I personally will never ever use a Seagate drive again. The are known for constant failure. It is one thing to lose 80GB or 250GB but 8TB would have me flying to Seagates HQ

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Thanks, but I'm really asking about the drive technology... Not the company...

I have a server for backups

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Um... No idea what you're talking about. All large storage drives are mechanical. No one is using SSD for large rom collections. Any other opinions... Specific to the Archive 8tb unique storage methods?

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Server js for backup. I have internal drives for my bartop. That way when I take it out of the house, it still has games...

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To clarify, I already have a 4tb and 6tb in my cab. I'm only asking if anyone has experience with the 8tb Seagate Archive drives. They are the only 8tb drives on the market..

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Supposed to be built different to the other seagates those drives. But I would be having it in mirror mode on a nas just for testing they are a unknown quantity ATM they ain't really that old need 2-3 years to really tell if they are any good.

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I wouldn't get the archive version if you are actively using it. Get the external and take the drive out of it. I have used the 8tb and they work just fine.

To the guy saying seagate has issues I dunno what you are talking about. I have over 40tb on seagate drives and not a single issue

They have the highest failure rate, there is a test somewhere online, 3 years using different drives. Hitachi was top Seagate was quite far behind in last place.

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WD red for large drives like this mate. Depends on money, usage and deals you can find tbh

6 drives.....all 2 tb + all wd reds

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3 cents per gigabyte, crazy.

As we know all drives will fail someday, you just need to except and prepare for that.

This archive drive seems great if your going to write once (fill it with your media) and then just read from it.

 

The main complaint I've seen is the none standard screw hole arrangement or it's missing the middle screw hole. If that's not a problem go for it and the 3 year warranty is good.

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I am up to 10 5tb hgst nas drives in my server and haven't had a failure yet. They run 24/7 as a media/backup/rom server that also is running a few hundred torrents lol.

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