Well that's just drop dead tempting. I have the 4tb version of this drive and everything they say is true; it's hotter, but very fast. Curious as to if anyone else like these like I do. Good deal it seems.
are these the ones that backblaze likes so much?
that's a good price. But I already have WD Red Pro 6tb drives and I'm thinking I'll stick with those due to less noise and lower heat.
These drives are LOUD.
Guys, faster drives have always been louder. It's the price you pay. Remember the WD Black? They are noticeably faster than the Blue and Green drives. They are also louder. Same for the Velociraptor.
Can you link to a comparison? The Red Pros are 7,200rpm drives like the HGST, unlike the regular Reds which are 5,400 rpm. I'd be surprised if they were much quieter and cooler, but if they truly are then maybe that's why they're so much more expensive (in addition to the 5 year warranty). I shied away from the Pros due to their price; I just didn't think it was worth it to pay ~$220 for a 4TB Red Pro when I could get the HGST for $140. When you're buying multiple drives, that difference adds up pretty quickly.