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Item#: N82E16822178338
Seagate Desktop HDD ST4000DM000 4TB 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive Bare Drive
  • 4TB, SATA 6Gb/s, 64MB
  • Higher performance with Seagate AcuTrac servo technology
  • Best for Desktop or all-in-one PCs, home servers and Entry-level (DAS)
  • $179.99
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  • Save: $61.00 (34%)
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Pros:

The drive seems to be fine as a desktop drive.

Cons:

This is not a NAS or RAID Drive.

Enterprise Drives have a setting called TLER, which stands for Time Limited Error Recovery. This causes a drive to limit error recovery attempts to within 7 seconds.

Other Thoughts:

Raid controllers, and yes this also means home NAS boxes, expect a response within 8 seconds, and if they don't get it, they fail the drive and take it out of the Raid array. Desktop drives will try longer than 8 seconds to recover from a read error.

That is the difference between the WD Red drives and the Black drives. The Red drives are "made" to be used in Raid arrays, although I think the only difference is that TLER is set in the Red Drives.

There used to be a utility named WDTLER.exe, that would set TLER so that a desktop drive could be used in a Raid array, but now WD and I guess Seagate make it not a settable parameter.

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  • Todd T.
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