WS Red Pro NAS HD for offloading duty

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  1. cytg111

    cytg111 Diamond Member

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    Any reason why a

    WD Red Pro NAS Hard Drive WD6002FFWX 6 TB

    wouldnt do a tremendous bigly job sitting in an external usb-3 connected bay for offloading duties? I know it aint a NAS but I am guessing that is semantics?
     
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  3. Elixer

    Elixer Diamond Member

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    If you want to spend the cash for a Red Pro, then, yeah, it will work fine for that.
     
  4. cytg111

    cytg111 Diamond Member

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    Thanks
    Believe it or not, its the cheapest 6T drive currently avail. if I want 5 years warrenty :(
     
  5. XMan

    XMan Lifer

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    I feel you.

    What's up with the shortage (and thus higher prices) of 6TB+ drives. I bought a pair of 6TB Reds 3 years ago and they're about the same if not more now as they were then!
     
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  6. Elixer

    Elixer Diamond Member

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    For whatever strange reason they got, they are basically using 6TB+ drives in enclosures for vastly cheaper than the internals.
    Not too long ago, you could get a 8TB WD easystore for $160, and shuck it.

    That is pretty depressing if you ask me.
    Internals should always be cheaper, they lack the PSU, case, circuit board for the bridge chip, USB cable, packaging, documentation.
     
  7. cytg111

    cytg111 Diamond Member

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    Is it the onslaught of ssd's? I guess it should be the other way around but there is a cycle revenue<>r&d and if r&d is hurting then newer bigger drives may be hurting?
     
  8. XMan

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    I did the exact thing recently. Saw an external WD 6TB on clearance at Target for $120. Haven't shucked it yet but will at some point.
     
  9. cytg111

    cytg111 Diamond Member

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    For some reason found an 8T for marginally more, gonna go with a Seagate barracuda pro instead, still 5 years.

    Unless seagate is on the * - list?
     
  10. dave_the_nerd

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    Everybody is on somebody's *-list.
     
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