Portable Seagate Backup Plus Fast 4tb, Regular and Expansion
Im looking at some Portable drives, or at least i nailed it down to this kind of drives, after lurking like mad reading a lot, from regular internal 3.5 to enterprise class, toshiba, and even tape for backups ( i really went crazy on this). But now im mostly sure that my use case is for portable drives. The least clunky best cable untanglement better portability and work on the go i can get. Im pointing roughly to 9 to 12tb with a twin backup of the same size although not necessarily in the same kind of drive or media. Im now looking at the Backup Fast 4tb (2 or 3 of them) one as main additional drive to work, then to either the regular backup plus or the expansion as a backup (again 2 o3 3 4tb of them), as i wont trust any data solely to a raid enclosure. But i better number them:
0. Is there any specific season of the year were hdd and ssd drive manufacturers launch new products and make announcements, maybe in some event, or are there randomly spread. Is this season bad for new purchases if you can hold it for a while. I reead about Hamr for the 1 to 2nd quarter next year but thats too much and seeing that helium has been parked up the the height of enterprise budgets, i dont hold any chance will see hamr in consumer base for an even longer while.
1. Is there any difference between STDA4000200 and STDA4000100. First one is the version in europe presumably for the same model. But do you know if there are differences, specially, are the drives inside the same. I did read the specsheets and they say the same. The only real difference is the steal of plus 60 dollar for the price.
2. Which drive model is running in the STDA4000200 and STDA4000100. Is it the one mentioned by this user in the forums:
3. Are Smr better either in performance or reliability better than pmr. Because after reading your article my guess is that it is mostly in practical terms a factor to increase profit per drive for the manufacturer. And if i got it right how they work, considering that touching a layer of data most times means to first move all the other data that may be overlapping on it, doesn that make them slower and also to have lower reliability because the system will be rewriting and moving data more times.
4. What is the random read write for an average 7200 rpm, like the seagate 3tb st3000dm001. AM i right to guess from your benchmarcks in the review that the backup plus fast 4tb should be around 30% faster in both sequential and random.
5. Again next to the st3000dm001 how would perform another model like the Backup Plus Portable Drive 4TB Black STDR4000100. Is it slower or faster, i suppose clearly slower because of the 5400 rpm isnt it.
6. Is there performance difference between the Backup Plus Portable Drive 4TB Black
STDR4000100 and the Expansion Portable 4TB [/size]STEA4000400. WHich drives models and brands are running inside these two. Are both running a single drive or are them dual raid 2tb.
7. Is the software included for backups in Backup Plus drives also included in the expansion portable drives.
Unidad portátil Backup Plus Fast de 4 TB
Backup Plus Fast Portable Drive 4TB
Backup Plus Portable Drive 4TB Black
Expansion Portable 4TB