HDD prices

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

  1. Simonk83

    Simonk83 Member

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    I'll still a bit jaded about the Deathstar's... I'm assuming the Coolspins are considered safe?
     
  2. GooSE

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    Deathstars were what... 12 years ago? When IBM was running the show. All of Hitachi's drives have been new since 2003-2004.

    My 2TB drives are currently showing 20,000+ power-on hours with zero errors:

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    ID# ATTRIBUTE_NAME          FLAGS    VALUE WORST THRESH FAIL RAW_VALUE
      1 Raw_Read_Error_Rate     PO-R--   100   100   016    -    0
      2 Throughput_Performance  P-S---   136   136   054    -    92
      3 Spin_Up_Time            POS---   154   154   024    -    377 (Average 333)
      4 Start_Stop_Count        -O--C-   100   100   000    -    42
      5 Reallocated_Sector_Ct   PO--CK   100   100   005    -    0
      7 Seek_Error_Rate         PO-R--   100   100   067    -    0
      8 Seek_Time_Performance   P-S---   146   146   020    -    29
      9 Power_On_Hours          -O--C-   098   098   000    -    20019
     10 Spin_Retry_Count        PO--C-   100   100   060    -    0
     12 Power_Cycle_Count       -O--CK   100   100   000    -    42
    192 Power-Off_Retract_Count -O--CK   100   100   000    -    620
    193 Load_Cycle_Count        -O--C-   100   100   000    -    620
    194 Temperature_Celsius     -O----   193   193   000    -    31 (Min/Max 18/39)
    196 Reallocated_Event_Count -O--CK   100   100   000    -    0
    197 Current_Pending_Sector  -O---K   100   100   000    -    0
    198 Offline_Uncorrectable   ---R--   100   100   000    -    0
    199 UDMA_CRC_Error_Count    -O-R--   200   200   000    -    0
                                ||||||_ K auto-keep
                                |||||__ C event count
                                ||||___ R error rate
                                |||____ S speed/performance
                                ||_____ O updated online
                                |______ P prefailure warning
     
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  3. power

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    Deskstar had a firmware issue that was resolved soon after Hitachi purchased ibms had arm.
     
  4. Simonk83

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    Yeah I haven't touched them since, long memory I guess :D

    Anyway, good to know, put my order in. Expect four 2TB's for sale soon :D
     
  5. h0mer_

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    The drives from the Officeworks WD 4TB USB externals I & others in this thread brought were all the 4TB Coolspins, not the WD Green drives that they put in the smaller sized enclosures.

    [​IMG]

    So that only leaves an iffy (and a reduced time period from the 3 years yours have) or no warranty if they have issues.
     
  6. JonnoHR31

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    The externals at Officeworks have a 3 year warranty as well, assuming you don't break the enclosures.
     
  7. DrFrag

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    Presumably because 4TB Greens aren't out yet. That would make the WD 4TB Externals reliably Coolspins inside. :thumbup:
     
  8. fuXK

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    homer those drives running hot there

    I dont see mine jumping up that high.. unless it was in summer
     
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  9. h0mer_

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    Thank-you for the feedback :) I was hoping someone would comment. I wasn't sure.

    The WD's are certainly up about 7-8 degrees from before the upgrade. They'd usually idle along at around 31-33 degrees. Didn't know any different with the Coolspins.

    It's certainly not overly hot in the space the DS1812+ is sitting in. I'll have a look at the ventilation, etc. Every computer thing with a fan in it seems to be the best dust collector ever invented, around my house of late!

    Thanks again :thumbup:
     
  10. archersaurus

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    Those temps are fine, Google ran a comparison of drive temps a while back and anything under 50c wont effect the drives life.
     
  11. fuXK

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    More fan is good

    My norco 24 drive inside never reach that high :D

    3 noctua fans... sure doing the job for my case, also modify a 120MMfan on top of my 2 raid cards
     
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    MR CHILLED D'oh!

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    HDD prices rise

    Hi Madengineer, I have also noticed rises in hdd prices:Paranoid:. Even the shop that I used to buy increased prices for several products. Later i tried to search internet reason behind this sudden rise and i found that it is due to Thai floods because Thailand produces one-third of the world's hard drives and flooding in thailand have impacted HDD business badly.
     
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  14. DrFrag

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    That was a couple of years ago, prices have come back down since then. They've gone up again because the exchange rate has changed. The USA made some economic changes so their dollar is worth more than ours now.
     
  15. EvilGenius

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    This has to be some kind of record...
     
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    LoL, yup!
    It's gotta go straight to the 'pool room' me thinks :lol:
     
  17. Oblique

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    Awwww leave him. He's only trying to be helpful!
     
  18. JonnoHR31

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    208 pages and we've finally found the cause, hallelujah :lol:
     
  19. radz74

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    Maybe his connection is just very very laggy.
     
  20. RyoSaeba

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    Oh crap, someone screwed up the time continuum on OCAU AGAIN!
     

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