HDD prices

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  1. mitsimonsta

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    Yes, that is correct.
     
  2. fido666

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    Thanks, did you see my edit?

    I can get 4TB Deskstar NAS drives at a different supplier but the 5TB Toshibas aren't that much more at my regular supplier. I'm just trying to decide between the two.
     
  3. AusTerror

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    I've not had any issues with mine.
     
  4. DrFrag

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    I just had 6 Seagates fail.

    Collection of 34 assorted 1-2TB drives, 8 of them Seagates. 6 of the Seagates are reporting unrecoverable bad sectors and spindle problems. Of the remaining 2, 1 is already a refurbished drive. These are 1.5TB Seagates, but they're the "good" ones that came out with CC1H firmware well after the SD15-SD19 bricking batch. Older drives sure, but the WD/Samsung/Hitachi drives in the collection are showing no problems.

    I considered replacing them with a single 8TB Seagate ... cause maybe Seagate are better now ... but fool me once shame on Seagate, fool me 6 times shame on me. I just don't think their manufacturing is that great.
     
  5. aokman

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    We need to start a club though it wouldn't be very exclusive I think :Paranoid::p

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  6. mitsimonsta

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    No, I missed it buy a minute or so.

    The Hitachi's I have are are 2010 manufactured so there was no such thing as the "Deskstar NAS" drives at that time. They are just standard Deskstars.

    Personally I would go for the Toshys as long as they are on the supported drive list for your NAS. They still have 3 years warranty, 1 factory and another two from Mittoni (distributor).
     
  7. g12345567

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    Seagate 2TB Expansion Portable hard drive $95.20 pickup or + $5 delivery after discount from The Good Guys. During the current ebay 20% off sale (ends 29th June).

    Plus extra 2% cashback using cashrewards. Just make sure to start browsing from cashrewards site before purchasing.
     
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  8. miicah

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    Looks like this one can be used in a PC/PS4, am I correct?
     
  9. g12345567

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    Correct. Standard size 9.5mm sata drive. Suitable for removal and use in laptops and gaming consoles. Although removal will void warranty.

    https://www.ozbargain.com.au/node/200314
     
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    14-18 business days?!
    Anyway, it's dead already.
     
  14. shippuuden

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    I have 2 x seagate "expansion" 2TB hard drives which have failed on me, im not sure how long ago i got them, probably around 2 or 3 years ? but one of them makes horrible screeching noises and the other one just "clicks" Niether have been dropped in there life, EVER... and both started stuffing up about 6 months ago.

    My 2 x 3TB seagate barracuda's however are doing fine, but neither the 2tb or 3tb seagates worked when removed from the usb enclosure so had top put them back in.

    I also have 2 LACIE external usb drives which i removed from there cases to put into my server, 1 is a 1TB Hitachi and the other is a Samsung 2TB, both from 2010 and work great, they both worked fine once i removed them from the usb enclosure.

    have 6 x 500GB WD CAVIER drives from 2006 which are also still going strong with no issues.

    I have a 4TB WD MYBOOK which i was going to remove from the usb enclosure but not sure how that will go.

    But all the drives are pretty much full now and i was going to start condensing them. I want to get rid of anything under 3TB and buy more 4TB or 5TB units, seeing as how the samsung / hitachi units out of the lacie cases were easy to get working i might hunt more down.

    There are seagte 5TB units on ebay right now for 130$ delivered...Its oh so tempting, but do i want to risk all that pr0n on a cheap shit hdd?... Not really. but do i want to spend 350+ for what is still essentialy "luck" of the draw with the new wd red / green drives.... Not really lol..

    Im STUCK.
     
  15. aokman

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    Best buys for me personally atm are the HGST 4TB external ones, rip them out of the enclosures.

    Spend the extra lol, not worth the trouble down the track.
     
  16. touki

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    Yep I run the coolspin version and have had 1 failure in about 4 years of 24/7 use with 20 drives
     
  17. aokman

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    Last batch i did were 7200pm hgst drives it should say the rpm still regardless if its external :)
     
  18. aokman

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    Same...i got 2tb hitachi drives dating back to 2010 and still kicking i just put one in to replace a 1yr old WD XE enterprise series hdd that died.....lol
     
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    Western Digital Elements Desktop 3TB Hard Drive $175

    I got 2 of these for $89 each 4 months ago. Wish I got more I could have made some money.
     
  20. shippuuden

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    Yeah that is damn pricey for a 3TB!
     

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