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It's kind of crazy that the price for hard drives hasn't really changed for quite a few years. Back in 2013, I bought 4x3TB WD RED disks for my NAS for £114.99 each. One of the disks just failed (wow 7 years!) and I was looking to just get a similar 3TB WD RED drive as a replacement. It's £92.42 on Amazon. Only a £22.57 drop in 7 years. I know hard drives would have improved since then, but still would expect the price to have dropped more significantly by now.

@mhamzahkhan

Yeah it is kinda strange - but you should not get the new WD RED anymore - they are using SMR.
Seagate Ironwolf thou - I recommend them :)

@selea Yeah I was just reading about that 😓 I'll take a look at the Seagate Ironwolf drives.

@mhamzahkhan

My WD REDs has been online since october 2012 24/7 and no single error :)

I also bought the Ironwolfes basically the first day they where launched - and not a single error either

@selea That's a year longer than mine! :)
This is the first disk failure I've had since 2013. Though now I'm getting nervous because perhaps this will be the start of the rest of them failing!

@mhamzahkhan

That's neat! FInally something that is not breaking down by purpose (I think)

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