Toshiba MG series - seeking feedback


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I have to purchase at a minimum two additional 8TB drives for my 1st unraid setup.

In the past I bought 2x 6TB and 2x 8TB WD Gold drives - mainly because of feedback and reputation as well as my experience with drives from their Black series prior.

 

Looking around now, I find that (on paper) the Toshiba MG drive series pretty appealing.

Their price point is also competitive - 8TB: Toshi $187 vs WD Gold $240ish.
 

Toshiba's  market share is small compared to WD and Seagate.

There is feedback but I maybe some from this community here can chime in - hopefully with positives.

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Toshiba MD/MG series 6TB perform well, I have ~9 disks, HGST 7k6 should be the best. All serve in 3 to 6 yrs, only 2 got bad sector.

 

But now use WD shuck helium disk, 8-12TB, 12TB lowest at $175. But, only high capacity disk wil be helium instead air type.

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Thanks, I added the the HGST 7k6 to the selection as well. 
After WD acquired Hitachi, I wrote off the HGST brand for a while, thinking it's second tier compared to the WD models competing for the same market segments.

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Since nearly a year I'm running TOSHIBA MG07ACA12TE (12 TB) drives in my arrays. Since over 3 years I'm running TOSHIBA HDWE160 (6 TB) as data drives. Never had a problem with Toshibas til now (knock on wood).

 

Had some problems with WDC WD60EFRX (6 TB) in the past.

 

Really long time runners in my arrays are these old ones: HGST HUS724020AL (2 TB). Really good stuff.

 

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