Just when you thought that your 4TB drive was decent and were debating the 6TB upgrade, Seagate has to go and mess up your plans with their new 8TB drive that they claim is now "affordable". Be aware that this drive is geared toward archive storage and probably shouldn't be used in a 8-Bay NAS that is constantly being accessed. If you want more details, make sure you check out the link below.
- High-density 8TB hard drives for petabytes of affordable and accessible long-term online storage
- Enables significant system-level TCO savings with best cost-per-TB
- Maximum storage efficiency with lowest watts-per-TB
- Reliable, low-power data retrieval based on Shingled Magnetic Recording (SMR) technology
- RV-balanced for high density environments