They had 8TB WD drives for $159 each. And they are not the SMR technology that Seagate is selling for $150 on Amazon. So 3 times the plotting speed, and I’m guessing the same read speed (but I will check once I am done), so why wouldn’t you want the WDs versus the Seagate.
ps. I have 8 Seagates and these are my first 2 WDs, so I am familiar with the Seagates.
Best of luck,