3TB 5k3000 Hitachis - Where are you

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  1. Butcher9_9

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    i have been contemplating upgrading one of my arrays to 3TB drives however the current pricing is a bit to high considering i just bought a house ($188 - a lot)

    I read hard forums a lot and over in the USA they have the 5K3000 version of the Hitachi 3TB and yet i have not seen hide nor air of them over here and at $139US they are a real bargain (cheaper per gig than a 2TB)

    all i have to say is - Where are you !!!!!!!!
     
  2. NSanity

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    I can see 7K3000 3TB's, but not 5K3000's.

    You won't like the price i'm seeing them for though.
     
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    Or you could look at this one which is $139US
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822145493

    considering that the exchange rate is in our favour it will even be alittle less.
    One of hte guys at my work has a US forwarding address which is $8 per kilo or something like that so it i got 8 it would be $64 frieght.
     
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    newegg do not allow intl. credit cards or orders.

    You need a buyitfor you service to order from them or aka use your family/friend/cousin/bf/gf/dad/mum/sister/brother/aunty/uncle/grandma/grandad/priest/exorcist/god/<insert name of person> to do it.
     
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    Yep and once you've used something like priceusa, with their 5% markup and international shipping, you're really not that far from .au prices except you've got a 5400 rpm drive instead of 7200..... Sure, could be 10% cheaper, but in this case I reckon it's worth it.
     
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    worth it if you cannot get the drive here at all now isnt it?
     
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    Bought one the other day

    Got one for $210 AUD in Sydney.
     
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    This is a very good question...I'm in the middle of building a ZFS server but haven't purchased the drives yet as ideally I am waiting for these instead at a reasonable price locally.
     
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    The 5400 rpm drives are good for large raid arrays as you are pretty much guarantied good performance whatever drive you have, i only have a dual gig link from my PC so i only need to hit 200MBs max anyway.

    the whole system is lower power with less heat ans energy bills in the long run.

    My boss is from the US so i might be able to use his credit card ( if i am lucky ) and then my other colleagues ship to address.

    we shall see i guess, or might just spring or the 7200rpm drives.
     
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    I meant worth the extra 10% for 7200rpm drives. I'm honestly not a fan of these 5k rpm disks, even in an array. I've never seen EMC recommend replacing the 15k RPM disks in a Symmetrix or Clariion with 5k ones because they're just as fast...
     
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    sure, however you do see more and more server switching from 3.5" 15K drives to 2.5" 10K drives

    its the platters that matter, ie more disks = win

    however thats a whole nother story, EMC, IBM, HP ect storage boxes are designed for enterprise were tens if not hundreds of people are all accessing the same storage, be that through APs that are running on VMs off the storage or directly.

    myself on the other hand (and i am sure most people on this forum) will only have a few people accessing their storage and largely for sequential transfers where a 5400RPM based raid array would more than suffice. My 8X Samsung F4 array hits 300MBs at the lowest which is more than enough to saturate my 2Gbs link not to mention 900MBs at the outer edge .
     
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    Hey guys if you are interested...

    I order 4 x 3TB Hiatch 5k3000 HDD's from this site on the 24/05/2011.
    They arrived on the 31/05/2011!

    It cost me $159 each with full insurance delivered from Hong Kong. :eek:

    Here is how it arrived:

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    I opened the box:

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    And inside each box:

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    About to test them soon! :Pirate:
     
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    looks like its well packed. nice. keep us posted with the test results.
     
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    hmmm, i usually go to hk each year, but will be in Singapore ina few days...so will see if they also have the 3TB 5400’s....

    if so, i guess i'll be using all of my baggage allowance after all :)
     
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    faith? in NTFS? ;)
     
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    Well it's got nothing to do with NTFS rather....

    Other share is called: Buffy!


    Click to view full size!
    :cool:
     
  19. oli

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    You just get disks for the sake of it or do you actually use the space? :lol:
     
  20. HUMMER

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    i suspect its all for the e-penis
     

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