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OWC ThunderBay 4 Drive Mechanisms

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Last year I bought a 16TB ThunderBay 4 direct from OWC. I love it. It came with very quiet 4TB Toshiba drives. I tried to by another one but they were out of stock from July to November. Then I went out of the country when they had a few available briefly. Now they are back-ordered again. So I bought one from B&H in New York. It came with loud Hitachi HGST drives.

I have a spare Toshiba drive but if I keep this unit, I feel I need to buy a spare Hitachi drive to keep in case a drive dies. If I return it, OWC says it could be a month to get one from them. The weird thing is, OWC specs say it comes with Toshiba mechanisms, so maybe ordering another from B&H might get me one with Toshibas.

Thoughts? If anyone has a 16TB model, what drives are in it? I'd like to only keep one brand of drives for spares and swaps. The Toshiba also has a 40% better MTBF.

 


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