Seagate EXOS X18 Enterprise Drives use in a desktop PC

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  1. bballfreak6

    bballfreak6 Ancient Guru

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    As per title. I understand that's an enterprise HDD but long story short I wanted the high capacity and (what I assume) reliability and getting a real good price for it so was wondering if there are any issues using it in a normal desktop PC.

    From what I read so far is that there's potential to run hot and that it doesn't do error correction as well because it relies on the RAID controller to do a lot of that work if I understand it correctly?

    So basically what I am asking is any reason not to get it for typical home use or anything to watch out for?

    Thanks!
     
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    I just picked up a 8TB seagate yesterday, 120 bucks couldn't bitch. But I seen the one your looking at and I was really, really tempted to get that 18TB drive also but decided against. So I would like to hear peoples comments on this also.
     
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    It'll be fine, just overkill for home usage. :)
     
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    Haha thanks man! Definitely overkill but it was a group buy thing and they priced it at USD185 so it's just too hard to resist!

    Gotta hoard that data lmao!
     

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    Yes
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    Noise, temps / airflow
     
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    i'm not sure these drives work on consumer psu's properly, they tend to be sata 3.2 power spec.

    Error correction is a factor of all magnetic storage, the difference is mainly that the disk will give up on reading weak sectors earlier instead of going into deep recovery methods

    Statistically, data is usually irrecoverably corrupted if ever you need to try to read it for longer than 7 seconds anyway.
     
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    That's good to know thanks.

    Did some reading seems like people have been using them in desktops; ended up opting for the WD HC550 anyway thanks to @Mufflore's recommendation in another thread.
     
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    Would these be good as a backup drive in a USB caddie ? I got a ton of data I want to back up, a lot goes back years.

    I'm thinking of one of these because I assume they are built for reliability in a corporate environment.
     
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    if its sata 3.2 power, no.
     
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