Seagate 8TB Archive V2 Enterprise Class SATA 3 Hard Drive
Industry’s first high-capacity hard drive designed for cost-effectively storing active archive data and cloud content.
Cost-Effective High Capacity 8TB Hard Drive
Lowest cost/TB online data archive solution for petabytes of growing archival storage helps to ensure affordable long-term data management.
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• Cloud active archive
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However if your normal hard drive activities include video editing you may wish to get a solid state disk (SSD) drive.
Should you? / Recommended - No.
Please read the answer posted by 'Cessquill' for a great explanation and analogy as to why.
It's not that you can't physically use the drive in this manner, but the way SMR works means that using it as a drive that is frequently written to will see large portions re-written; even if you're simply renaming/editing a small text file, for example.
Seagate really are being sensible here by naming it appropriately; 'Archive'.
For your info, I have had mine in service in a NAS for a while now and this slightly slower performance is not noticeable. I'm thrilled with the price point and the overall performance and can highly recommend these drives.
As I understand it (and I could be off the mark), the shingle technology that allows so much capacity means that when writing to the disc, several other adjacent areas will need rewriting. It's not just that the drive is slower, but it's having to physically do more.
An analogy might be if you were to replace some roof tiles/shingles. In order to secure them, you need to remove the ones above and refit them. And then the ones above them, etc., until you reach a gap. Similar thing for these drives (I think).
Therefore, writing takes a hit, but reading from it is fine. That's why it's advertised as a write-once-read-many drive, or archive drive.
There are caches and things in place that bring the write speed back up again so that it's performance is on a par with something like the Western Digital Green drives. However, I don't know what affect the increased writing has on the longevity of the thing.
You'd be recommended to use this as a data drive, but not somewhere where lots of files are constantly written (system drive, or scratch drive for workstation tasks). A lot of interest has been shown for media servers, since you can put all of your movies, music, videos, pictures, etc., on there (files that typically don't change), and it's plenty fast enough to read those files just fine.
For an extra £40-50, you could get a decent system drive (where the size doesn't really matter), and have this as a second drive in a PC (assuming you've got the space and SATA ports).
Long story short, you can use it as a regular drive, sure. Not a great choice to do so though.
It's definitely not something you should use as a boot drive.
I've got it in a USB enclosure for use as storage and back up in an Icy Box IB-366StU3+B USB enclosure and it's been great though I've only had it a couple of weeks.