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HGST Deskstar NAS 3.5-Inch 6TB 7200RPM SATA III 128MB Cache Internal Hard Drive (0S03839)
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|Digital Storage Capacity||6 TB|
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- Up to 6TB capacity
- 1 million hours MTBF
- 6Gb/s SATA interface
- No additional hardware required
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HGST Deskstar HDN726060ALE610 6 TB 3.5" Internal Hard Drive - SATA - 7200 rpm - 128 MB Buffer - 1 Pack
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The newer ALE614 drive is ridiculously loud compared to the older models. It's so loud that I actually thought it was experiencing the click of death on arrival.. The sound in my opinion is very abnormal and I'm not sure I can depend on it. I hate this drive because it's so noisy. If I can find an older ALE640 model I will be returning this drive, but they seem to be going for 300 bucks now!
The older ALE640's are whisper quite, dependable, and the ones that the blackblaze reliability study recommended. Mine currently have 30,460 and 15,797 power on hours.
UPDATE June 27, 2020:
The HDN726040ALE614 has failed at 16014hrs(1.83yrs) powered on. I can't boot if it's plugged in. The HDN724040ALE640 are at 46522hrs(5.31yrs) and 31859hrs(3.64yrs) without a single SMART error. The ALE614 SMART has 355,140 Read Recovery Attempts. Watch the videos to see what failure sounds like. Part 1 shows it preventing Windows startup and click of death, Part 2 shows is during BIOS drive detection and constantly resetting thereby preventing a successful POST.
Hitachi/HGST is a drive I've seen hundreds of times in my line of work. Of the piles of defective drives warranted out & replaced for end users, I've only seen a couple of Hitachis. The rest were WDs and especially Seagates; just a lot of them.
In 2013, WD acquired a controlling interest in HGST with full ownership by October 2015. Since then, WD has been slowly integrating HGST manufacturing technologies into WD drives .. a good thing.
Digging into drive performance comparisons between HGST enterprise and WD Gold enterprise drives, write performance curves, latencies, power consumption (etc.) are almost identical between the two. Reliability tests (see Backblaze) indicate HGST to have surprisingly low failure rates when compared to Seagate and WD.
A lot of research went into my purchase. I didn't buy for performance. For pure performance of "like" drives, Seagate gets the 'nod' .. its buffering architecture (writes directly to the platter) outperforms WD/HGST partitioned-platter (buffering) technology. But my ability to discern performance differences are nil when my focus is instead .. on pure reliability.
So WD/HGST earns my top purchasing spot. I'm willing to forgive a little loss of speed or a little extra noise for some good old-fashioned reliability. Lastly, for those that think WD Gold beats HGST .. remember, WD owns both manufacturing processes and performance testing bears strong evidence that the HGST Deskstar 128 MB Cache 7200 RPM enterprise NAS drives are hiding under the WD Gold label. So my suggestion would (for a 4 TB drive) be to spend the $130 on the HGST instead of the $175 Gold. I can't find a single business reason to misspend the extra $45.
Happy New Year.
The fix seems to be to place a piece of sturdy tape over the notch to allow the eject lever to pass over the hole.
I have 4 of these, they seem to run cool (about 29-31C) and they're not too noisy, however disk access does seem to be a bit noisier than other HGST drives i've owned and there is a fair bit of vibration as well. I've been very happy with the reliability and performance of HGST drives in the past, hopefully these will provide the same level of service.
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That's 10C hotter that the WD Greens that they replaced. However, the new drives are 7200 RPM and the old ones were a lot less, so its expected.
That's not a negative, just a point to be aware of if they will be installed in a poorly ventilated location. The server feels a lot more responsive too.
I can hear the head stepper as the drives seek but as my NAS is in my unheated garage its not a problem to me. It would be objectionable in a media server installed beside your TV.
These drives have SATA 3 (6 Gbit) interfaces and work quite happily with SATA 2 (3 Gbit) but they will not fall back to SATA 1 (1.5Gbit) which would have been convenient for me during setting up.
A word of warning on shopping for these HDD. There is/was at least one vendor on Amazon using the retail trade pack image and supplying refurbished bulk pack drives. I know this from experience as my first order was scrapped in transit. These drives are marked 'New' on the antistatic bag and 'Referbished' in fine print on the drive label. Do make sure you receive what you are paying for.
Amazon can't possibly vet ever item from every seller.
The reason I've gone for HGST this time was WD's own fault: they don't sell 7200rpm hard drives at this capacity range, apart from WD Gold that are ridiculously overpriced. My previous purchase was a 4TB WD Blue which is decent - there is nothing physically wrong with the drive, however I use it to store and watch high-res video, and the 5400rpm disk speed isn't enough to stream encoded videos. I'm constantly getting artifacting and delays because the drive is way too slow.
This 8TB HGST drive arrived well packaged in a sizeable box as shown in the picture. To protect it from damage during transit, the drive is held between two large plastic spacers and comes in a sealed anti-static bag. Good packaging overall.
Compared to my 4TB WD Blue it's not a lot noisier, apart from whirling up I can't hear it though it's in a standard, sealed midi case.
Speeds are fantastic - relative to other hard drives, not comparing it to an SSD of course -, much better than the WD. No delays when seeking or waking up from standby mode etc. Hard drive diagnostics show that it's brand new (power on count is 1) which is a relief as some vendors are selling refurbished WD drives to the unsavvy.
It also comes with 3 years warranty. You can check the end date by searching "hgst warranty portal" in your browser.
Very happy with the purchase so far. I'll be coming back to modify my review in case the drive develops any faults etc.
Capacity: 4 TB (ca. 3.63 TB when NTFS formatted)
Size: 3.5 inch
Cache: 128 MB
HDD type/designation: NAS
I read multiple HDD tests before buying this one. Maybe it is not the fastest of HDD drives. Maybe it is not the quietest either, but I cannot say it is loud. It brought my attention due to very low failure rate in comparison to other drives made by rival companies.
After about 1 year of testing, I can say I do not regret choosing this drive.
It is currently paired with Inateck 2.5/3.5Inch SATA to USB 3.0 Hard Disk Drive Enclosure and flawlessly working as a shared/network drive through my Netgear Nighthawk X4S router. Tested by myself with several PC's, mobile phones, network enabled BD players.
No problems with common tasks. HDD goes to sleep mode when no access is required and instantly powers it on when request for data is placed from any connected device.
Good and stable transfer rates - of course depending on the HDD and cables used. Today's test showed stable 77-80MB/s during writing to the hosted HDD (over 400GB of data backup created, over 60,000 files transferred). No excessive heat generated either regardless of disk being 7200RPM one and sitting within an external enclosure. Connection setup: other HDD -> USB3.0 -> PC -> ethernet -> router -> USB 3.0 -> reviewed HGST HDD
I believe that the transfer rates would be even better if it was mounted within "normal" PC or dedicated NAS enclosure.
I am planning to move this disk to 2 bay NAS device and pairing it with identical HGST HDD for even more increased data security.
If you are using these in a NAS you should check the NAS manufacturer's website for a compatibility table. This HGST model (HDN728080ALE604) is compatible with recent Synology units like the DS418j, but their website notes: "Drive is compatible only to Synology NAS models using hard drive tray design that are shipped since June, 2014".
As another reviewer experienced, one of the drives I bought was about a year old. Though it's curious that it was sitting on the shelf for so long, I don't see why this should affect the warranty period, which should start from the date of purchase.