HDD prices

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  1. fuXK

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    If you link your bank or cc, paypal will withdraw from it
     
  2. Kosti

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    yeah just did that, but i think it needs to verify my CC and will take a few days for the code

    Snap, anyone want to grab a few RED WD for me and I pay you the cash if ur in Syd?
     
  3. linnaen

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    I picked up 2 of the red 3tb drives for $255 delivered.
     
  4. cyrax83

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    4TB WD40EZRX Western Digital Green - now $145 each delivered. AU Stock with local warranty in eBay special. I picked 3 up at $141 but price has gone up slightly. 6 drives left. Cheapest it's ever been?

    https://www.ozbargain.com.au/node/161467
     
  5. Kosti

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    u think Greens are a better option than the reds for a homemade NAS

    I am not sure if you can do the hack on the greens anymore?

    EDIT looks like they are sold out of these too as well as the reds!
     
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    You can use wdidle3.exe tool on Greens to disable intellipark and change the park setting to 5 minutes (same as Reds) which greatly extends the life of the drives and is a must.

    What you can't do is enable TLER on Greens (which Reds have) with wdtler as WD have disabled the tool by firmware.

    Someone posted this article as to whether TLER is really necessary: http://www.smallnetbuilder.com/nas/nas-features/31202-should-you-use-tler-drives-in-your-raid-nas

    Whether it's worth an extra $40 (30% of purchase price) for an extra 1 year warranty and TLER is questionable. For me, it's not.

    If the drives were going into a large disk raid array with critical data, go Red though.
     
  7. Kosti

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    Thanks, looks like there are none at the handy price people where getting them

    I can live with Greens, REd would have been nice, however if I can get 2 greens now that would be awesome - can anyone link me some cheap greens on Ebay to also take advantage of the 15% :thumbup:
     
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    Ebking says he'll get more stock tonight keep an eye on the auction
     
  9. motion2082

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    Just go Shopping Express for $214, still $181.90 after discount
     
  10. motion2082

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    Ebking just released more 4TB drives, best offer $195 accepted, discount applied = $165.75

    Edit: back to $214 now
     
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  11. Kafoopsy

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    I just bought a 4TB WD Black on eBay for $255 delivered with the eBay discount. $45 off, not bad.
     
  12. DrFrag

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    Hitachi/HGST 4TB Coolspins at B&H have dropped to US$149 each, down from $179.

    http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/search?Ntt=4tb+hgst&N=0&InitialSearch=yes&sts=ma&Top+Nav-Search=

    Weird thing is, they're not labelled as being on special this time. Perhaps a permanent price drop? Aussie dollar is down so with shipping works out to $196 per drive for 2+ drives. Still pricier than local Seagate/WDs, but better quality and you can't buy them locally. Shipping time is under 1 week, warranty is worldwide and locally supported.
     
  13. Snuffy22

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    I have had the webpage open for the 4TB drives for weeks now waiting for he price to drop back down....
    just ordered 10 :)

    Edit: ordered in 2 batches to avoid the duty tax, comes to AU$187 Delivered per drive.
     
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  14. c0rr

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    anyone had any problems using the standard "UPS Worldwide Expedited" shipping option with B&H?
     
  15. Snuffy22

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    I've used the Saver option, 5 bucks cheaper and faster delivery
    Can give feedback in 3-5 days if you want
     
  16. c0rr

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    Saver is actually about $7 per drive more expensive than the expedited option ($62.50 vs $84.00 for 3 drives).


    Estimated times are 3-5 days vs 4-6 days, figure 1 day won't hurt when they are otherwise identical options.
     
  17. Snuffy22

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    ahh rightio, i ordered in batches of 5, guess that made the difference for me
     
  18. Snuffy22

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    UPS appear to be ontime, my HDD's just landed in Australia, delivery on Monday :D
     
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    ACKTUNG

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