It's interesting that the external 5TB 2.5" Seagate HDDs *still* come out cheapest when buying hard drives. You just gotta remove the case and you have some really nice SMR HDDs.
@ln I had some bad luck with that a few years ago because they got rid of the sata -> usb adapter in the case and the drives just had usb controllers onboard.
@adasauce oh damn, that's unfortunate...
@adasauce here's the controller of mine. Looks like i bought it in 2017, so it's possible that it changed.
@ln this is the culprit that made me stop trusting them.
not seagate, is WD.
@adasauce lol, i'm impressed, they must have saved like 50c per disk and made datahoarder's lifes miserable for it.
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