Amazon WD Black 5tb p10 external hdd $99 for the next 3ih hours

D-EJ915

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I've got one of these I used to use for backups and it is slow, at least once it gets filled up just FYI. I replaced it with a 3.5" drive and the slowness issues went away.
 

Dreamerbydesign

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It’s slow. Also have one, and it’s really just a slow 5400 rpm drive in a semi rugged enclosure. Nothing special.
 
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Stay away from this unless its only used for backups once a month, and sits on shelf most of the time powered off. Its abysmally slow by todays standards!
 

mvmiller12

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But... can you shuck them and throw them into a RAID-6 or ZFS pool? How do they do then? 5TB for $109 is not shabby, and some of us have 2.5" HDD using servers.
 
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