One of the Amazon reviewers from that link makes an interesting point:
P. Luo said:This ST10000NM0016 is of the legacy 512e layout, i.e., 512 bytes per sector, as most consumer grade drives. Pick ST10000NM0146 (or ST10000NM0156, ST10000NM0176 if you want native encryption) instead if you want the native 4KiB (4096 bytes) layout. 4K native is more reliable and performant, as it has more ECC bytes in each sector to perform advanced error correction, and gets rid of the inefficient 512/4K emulation by directly exposing 4KiB physical sectors to the operating systems.
I think he means mixing 512n, 512e and 4Kn drives in the same array... If it's software based RAID or something like ZFS/BTRFS, then it shouldn't matter... If it's hardware RAID, well that'll be up to the firmware of the controller to decide.
Depending on what you want to do, it might be worth googling about how people are buying the 8TB external drives and shucking the drive out of them. They are typically less expensive but I'd guess this voids the warranty.
Sounds like a great reason to avoid hardware RAID in anything but big-iron enterprise settings.I think he means mixing 512n, 512e and 4Kn drives in the same array... If it's software based RAID or something like ZFS/BTRFS, then it shouldn't matter... If it's hardware RAID, well that'll be up to the firmware of the controller to decide.
Is the newer version worth the $120 premium?
Newegg has the HGST 8TB NAS for $210 with free shipping until the end of the day today. This is cheaper than the B&H deal a few weeks ago.
Just to clarify, the $200 drive has the better HDD than the $300 one?
Wants vs Needs Lunar. I want it, but don't really need it. Plus my car needs to be replaced soon.
Price dropped down to $140. I ordered with same/day in-store pickup. $151.89 out-the-door w/tax.