HDD prices

Discussion in 'Storage & Backup' started by Madengineer, Oct 23, 2011.

  1. ~Spyne~

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    Those are both an option. Any external disk will suit your needs.

    Get USB 3.0 HDD and use a USB 3.0 port, because otherwise the backup will take about 4 times as long (if USB 2.0)
     
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    Officeworks are now selling the Seagate Expansion 4TB External HDD for $177 so I just bought two of them with free shipping.
     
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    Well it isn't going to be at my local, they don't have anything beyond cards, pens and packing material.
     
  6. MR CHILLED

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    Yeah it's probably a bit of a long shot.....probably just a few stores getting rid of older stock.

    'WD My Passport 2TB USB3 - $157 @ HN, or $156 @ OW"

    http://www.ozbargain.com.au/node/104789
     
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    Price gouging. I think there are only a few basic models manufactured and the firmware is used to set the drive size for 2/3/4TB.
     
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    Lower capacity drives have fewer platters. There's just less competition now that Samsung and Hitachi are out.
     
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    Got one, there was another but the sealed wrap was missing and had the sticky tape seal replaced, so it was left there. I've got two 2tb Seagates from not long before The Great HDD Flood, my new 'external', and recently acquired a WD green. Not sure if I want to raid5 them or not, having 3 seagates and a WD seems a bit wrong :tongue:
     
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    That may sound reasonable, but it's actually like saying the cylinder count is the same in V6 and V8 engines, but is set by firmware depending on what model of car you buy. Rough analogy but you get the idea.

    To set you straight, there are head and platter variations not just between different drive capacities, and not even just between models, but we see different internal configurations between drives of the same model and even from the same factory and near date of manufacture! There's a lot of volatility in drive manufacture. I reckon it's cost-driven, but it still leaves me scratching my head sometimes!

    (after some consideration I will concede that in the past we've seen Seagate and WD ship weird capacities (remember the 808GB 2.5" portables?) where they've disabled a head, but that would seem to be the exception rather than the rule).
     
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    That is the standard price at Scorptec in vic.
     
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    Big W - Seagate Expansion 2TB External USB3.0 for $84 (saw this in person).

    Not a bad price but I'm almost going from 2Tb's to 3Tb's.. and not Seagates :p but saying that I did buy a 3TB Seagate Expansion for $134. Will make a good backup drive or paper weight.
     
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    I picked up a Seagate 4TB Extension for $177 from JB-HiFi last Thursday. I spent the next few days building Acronis images of all my computers. :)
     
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    on the other hand the 480GB is $309 right at this moment.
    But these are still not HDD's... ;)
     
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    Can I ask how you order from amazon as they say they will not ship to my address in aus.
     

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