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I use USB 3.0 HDD enclosures and I only have room for two more drives so I want to make them large.

Please recommend me the best and least expensive 10 or 12 TB hard drive for my needs.

My needs are: streaming MKV video files from the hard drive using my htpc, with some files being 4K HDR so pretty large (80 GB sometimes). I have mostly three terabyte Seagate barracuda but I also have a Western digital black 4tb + 2 Western digital 8tb drives and they all work flawlessly I believe they are all 7200 RPM but I'm not sure if that's a requirement. What do you guys think?

Edit: I take that back the 8tb drives are Seagate archive drives Seagate Archive HDD 8TB SATA 6GBps 128MB Cache SATA Hard Drive (ST8000AS0002) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00XS423SC..._W-ltDb6ZHDHY2

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I dont think there's any reason for you to use a Black drive or even be too concerned about 5400 vs 7200. Yes its faster. No, it isn't the bottle neck in the over all throughput.

I just picked up a couple of WD Red 10TB for under $200 each. If you don't need it today, keep an eye out for what goes on sale. Stay away from the 12tb. The biggest drives always have a premium price tag associated with them, so the cost per TB is high. I paid $200 for 10tb, and the 12tb were almost $300. Insane to pay $100 for 2tb, right?

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10TB drives are going for $160 regularly.

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For streaming videos, all that 7200 rpm gets you is more heat and noise.
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Thanks guys, got any specific suggestions for one of these under 200$ 10TB hdds ? I mean is one as good as the next ? I want something that will last.

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Everything I see is closer to 300$, are there any specific drives that go on sale to look for ? And which vendor ?

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Western Digital Easystore from Best Buy is a pretty common deal. Usually $130-140 for 8TB AND 160 for 10TB. Sign up for alerts on slickdeals.net.

It’s an external drive that you’ll shuck for use in a PC. It’s usually a White Label drive these days, which is the same as a Western Digital Red drive for NAS use. The White Label drives usually have the newer pin set that may require tape or other modification to work with a newer power supply, but YMMV on that. There’s a couple reddit threads on how to do that.

This ones live now for a 10TB at $180 plus 20% off first purchase using Best Buy’s Google Express store.

https://slickdeals.net/f/13304662-10...archBarV2Algo1
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Western Digital Easystore from Best Buy is a pretty common deal. Usually $130-140 for 8TB AND 160 for 10TB. Sign up for alerts on slickdeals.net.

It’️s an external drive that you’️ll shuck for use in a PC. It’️s usually a White Label drive these days, which is the same as a Western Digital Red drive for NAS use. The White Label drives usually have the newer pin set that may require tape or other modification to work with a newer power supply, but YMMV on that. There’️s a couple reddit threads on how to do that.

This ones live now for a 10TB at $180 plus 20% off first purchase using Best Buy’️s Google Express store.

https://slickdeals.net/f/13304662-10...archBarV2Algo1
Thank you sir ! Just ordered one for 160$ (plus tax)

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Thank you sir ! Just ordered one for 160$ (plus tax)
Do a little reading on potential issues with shucked drives. Not that you should expect any issues, but in case you do, you'll know exactly why it happened and how to fix it.

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Thank you sir ! Just ordered one for 160$ (plus tax)
Do a little reading on potential issues with shucked drives. Not that you should expect any issues, but in case you do, you'll know exactly why it happened and how to fix it.

Thank you. I'm going to be placing it in one of these HDD enclosures, any idea if I will still need the 3.3v mod ?

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No, but at least one or two MediaSonic Probox devices are listed as working here.

https://www.reddit.com/r/DataHoarder...tb_compendium/

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https://ibb.co/7K44Znp

Worked like a charm, no volt mod required. What an awesome deal for 160$.
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