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HGST Deskstar NAS H3IKNAS40003272SN(0S03664) 4TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" High-Performance Hard Drive for Desktop NAS Systems Bare Drive

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  • Karl D.
  • 9/14/2014 11:26:34 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week

5 out of 5 eggsFAST. We'll see on reliability

This review is from: HGST Deskstar NAS H3IKNAS40003272SN(0S03664) 4TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" High-Performance Hard Drive for Desktop NAS Systems Bare Drive

Pros: These drives are FAST. Much quicker than the Seagate 4TB DM-series drives. They're a bit more expensive, but if performance is important the difference is likely worth it.

Unlike many others I've not had reliability problems with the Seagates, but performance is always an issue with rotating media, especially on a ZFS raidz2 config where writes require multiple physical writes to complete. Then again being able to lose two drives without losing data is a major comfort when you just can't get hosed. And no, raid (ZFS or otherwise) is NOT a substitute for backups!

Time will tell on the reliability front, but my initial impressions from a performance perspective are extremely favorable. These aren't SAS disks but for a SATA drive they turn in extraordinarily nice performance numbers and are competitive for what you get.

As with all computer hardware thermal management is important. If you're stuffing a bunch of these into a cabinet pay attention to airflow for best reliability. These appear to run a bit warmer than similar Seagate 4Tb drives I already own in the same cabinet (~3 degrees Celsius or so) and approximately the same as the 3Tb Seagates. Note the 4Tb Seagates are 5900 RPM .vs. 7200 for the others.

Caution: These are "advanced format" drives, as are all beyond 2TB. This means 4k sector sizes so when you install them make sure your software (or you!) properly align your partition(s) to 4kb boundaries or performance will be materially impacted, especially for writes.

Cons: None so far. Ask me in a couple of years.

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  • Michael L.
  • 9/7/2014 2:18:39 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
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5 out of 5 eggsAwesome still

This review is from: HGST Deskstar NAS H3IKNAS40003272SN(0S03664) 4TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" High-Performance Hard Drive for Desktop NAS Systems Bare Drive

Pros: These drives are very fast and pretty quiet for 72000rpm drives. Great price.

Cons: None so far!!!

Other Thoughts: These disks are amazing for the money. I am running 6 of these in a RAID-Z2 config. 16TB usable space. These disks ar setup in a 24/7 environment, and I shopped for some time before i settled on these. Hope they get re-stocked so that I can order some backup disks.
My setup:

FreeNAS 9.2
XPS 630i case
SuperMicro LGA 771 board
Intel Xeon X5470 cpu
16gb DDR2
6x4TB HGST NAS disk in RAID-Z2
Dual Gigabit
Running Plex and miniDLNA

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  • Alexander W.
  • 8/31/2014 1:35:06 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsFast and Reliable

This review is from: HGST Deskstar NAS H3IKNAS40003272SN(0S03664) 4TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" High-Performance Hard Drive for Desktop NAS Systems Bare Drive

Pros: Fast
Reliable
3 Year Warranty

Cons: None

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  • Zachary B.
  • 8/24/2014 9:22:20 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsHGST 4TB

This review is from: HGST Deskstar NAS H3IKNAS40003272SN(0S03664) 4TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" High-Performance Hard Drive for Desktop NAS Systems Bare Drive

Pros: High capacity
Fast Drive
Easy Initialization
Loving it!

Cons: Read the other thoughts, it isn't necessarily a con.

Other Thoughts: As always, the manufacturer doesn't give you the FULL 4TB. I run Windows 8.1 Pro UEFI and do not need additional software. However, the OEM always takes a small amount of space for something. This time, after formatting the drive to NTFS, I got 3.63 TB (according to Windows). I kind of expected it. It is a great drive, I would recommend.

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  • Christopher L.
  • 8/20/2014 12:05:57 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsno issies

This review is from: HGST Deskstar NAS H3IKNAS40003272SN(0S03664) 4TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" High-Performance Hard Drive for Desktop NAS Systems Bare Drive

Pros: 0 issues so far. works as expecred.

Cons: not cheap, if you wait sometimes drops to $160

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  • David B.
  • 8/12/2014 2:30:24 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsSingle drive

This review is from: HGST Deskstar NAS H3IKNAS40003272SN(0S03664) 4TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" High-Performance Hard Drive for Desktop NAS Systems Bare Drive

Pros: + Size
+ Purchased at great price
+ RAID stats

Cons: - Regular Price

Other Thoughts: This drive came in and installed in a snap. Working great as of the first minute. I've tested it with several copies, downloads, and installations...so far so good running as a single lone drive.

I made the plunge on this NAS version with the expectation of purchasing more in the future to RAID together. I have used many drives from seagate to toshiba to WD and this one has proven to be up to the task performance-wise.

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  • David M.
  • 8/9/2014 6:07:00 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat and reliable

This review is from: HGST Deskstar NAS H3IKNAS40003272SN(0S03664) 4TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" High-Performance Hard Drive for Desktop NAS Systems Bare Drive

Pros: Works just great, fast, quiet, and cool. Have 6 of these in a Fractal Design case running FreeNAS with no problems as all. Temps actually report 2-3 degrees cooler on average than when I had 6 WD Black drives in it

Cons: Nothing at all

Other Thoughts: Lets hope for a long life, like my older Samsung drives gave me :)

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  • Matthew A.
  • 8/4/2014 5:39:14 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsSeems to work...

This review is from: HGST Deskstar NAS H3IKNAS40003272SN(0S03664) 4TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" High-Performance Hard Drive for Desktop NAS Systems Bare Drive

Pros: Price point vs, some of the other names out there. Everyone else seems to love this drive, and the ratings give me confidence. As long as it holds up, I'll be happy. For mass storage, I don't need a great deal of performance out side of durability. But I have no complaints about it's read/write and access times.

Cons: Well... the software needed to make it work with a Windows system has at least one problem. Unfortunately, I never got the software to install. On two different computers, it would just hang up after two Win7 security popups. It appears the software attempts to look for the drive when you first install it before allowing you to continue. And I'm guessing something was stopping it from looking at my HD's. After 5 tries, I gave up and used a different method.

Other Thoughts: To get around the failed software, I used a RAID controller card to initialize the drive and set the partition. Once this was done, I removed the card and plugged the drive into the MB. Windows picked it up and showed the full capacity. Now it works great. I may another down the road.

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  • Ben E.
  • 8/2/2014 10:08:45 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsVery Good Drives

This review is from: HGST Deskstar NAS H3IKNAS40003272SN(0S03664) 4TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" High-Performance Hard Drive for Desktop NAS Systems Bare Drive

Pros: Good Price
Run pretty quiet
No bad drives upon delivery

Cons: None Really

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  • Craig S.
  • 8/2/2014 9:31:05 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat value, great performance

This review is from: HGST Deskstar NAS H3IKNAS40003272SN(0S03664) 4TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" High-Performance Hard Drive for Desktop NAS Systems Bare Drive

Pros: Quiet in my SAN

Very low vibration in my 8 bay SAN enclosure

Designed for a NAS (same environment as a SAN), p[erfect for my needs

Relatively low heat compared to my previous consumer hard drives that were in my SAN

Out of 8 drives none were DoA

Out of 8 drives 0 had bad sectors after running a 4 pattern badblocks test on each drive

Performance is more than adequate for personal media drives, even with RAID-Z2 (ZFS FTW; 20.2 TB's of usable space out of 32 TB's with RAID-Z2, but has 2 drive failure tolerance and can't complain about silent repairs from ZFS' robust checksum system, plus snapshots and compression are a plus and makes up for the overhead, not many linux filesystems support filesystem-level compression, you won't regret going with ZFS)

Get 8 of these puppies and you'll have 28 TB's of usable storage, with redundancy about 24 TB's with RAID 6

Great reviews for HGST in general compared to other manufacturers, though they're owned by WD now so not sure if that'll effect anything

Cons: Cost I guess, but you get what you pay for! I bought all 8 of mine with a nice Newegg 10% discount, so that brought the price down to other cheaper 4 TB drives

I had two Hitachi drives in the past that both developed bad sectors and started having major read errors after a few years (But they may have always had bad sectors, back then I didn't know any better and didn't test drives before using them), but those drives were manufactured almost 10 years ago, figured I'd be willing to roll the dice again

Other Thoughts: I've only owned these drives for 2 weeks so I can't comment on longevity, but no DoA's and no bad sectors on 8 drives is pretty impressive

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