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Mr. Friendly

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Staples has always had free shipping as long as I can recall and I've ordered from them for years now. however, it's never been quick as it's always shipped from a fulfillment center in Ontario while I live in BC, so at least 7 days out at minimum.
 

gingerbee

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7 x 4tb hard drives mostly Seagate a couple of WD for the pmr which I think they are but mostly 4tb smr for drivepool on the server that's been sitting in my living room for a month. never really sure anymore since HDD companies won't tell you if its smr or pmr normally the cache size gives it away.

From what I cant tell SMR drives always need a large 256mb where the PMR drives are only 64mb cache. Still have 4-5 8tb drives I have to buy and its such a great time to buy right now lol
 

Sagath

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7 x 4tb hard drives mostly Seagate a couple of WD for the pmr which I think they are but mostly 4tb smr for drivepool on the server that's been sitting in my living room for a month. never really sure anymore since HDD companies won't tell you if its smr or pmr normally the cache size gives it away.

From what I cant tell SMR drives always need a large 256mb where the PMR drives are only 64mb cache. Still have 4-5 8tb drives I have to buy and its such a great time to buy right now lol
Yeah, I'm doing the same before the prices spike on PC components. Had another 2TB NAS drive shit the bed. I think they're all from that bad timeperiod for WD Reds, as they're all around 5 years old.

Replacing them with Ironwolf 4TB's. 2 of the 5 done.
 

SugarJ

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Some MDF shiplap for a feature wall in our bedroom from Home Depot, and the wife ordered some new light fixures for the kitchen from Wayfair. The honey-do list is getting longer the more time we spend at home. :)
 

gingerbee

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Yeah, I'm doing the same before the prices spike on PC components. Had another 2TB NAS drive shit the bed. I think they're all from that bad timeperiod for WD Reds, as they're all around 5 years old.

Replacing them with Ironwolf 4TB's. 2 of the 5 done.
Ya, I have been fighting with myself if I should buy iron wolf drives or just regular Seagate which I have bought so far considering this server will only be turned on a couple of times a month I am not sure if I need them. yup not looking forward to the price hike that's coming
 

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