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

  1. ChinoPD

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    Done :thumbup:

    Lack of coffee this morning :lol:
     
  2. MR CHILLED

    MR CHILLED D'oh!

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    Can confirm, I picked up 3 last night from Officeworks on the price beat price without issue.
     
  5. Sledge

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    Can't get there until monday.. do we know how long it's at that price for?

    And just to confirm, the HDD can be removed from enclosure no worries?
     
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    Hopefully when they come back in at the same price
     
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    Everyone else who has stock is $50 dearer
     
  10. Denn

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    Seems MSY hasn't much in the way of any WD drives--something is afoot me thinks
     
  11. death

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    only greens are not on thier price list. I think greens are a deleted line now.
    https://www.msy.com.au/Parts/PARTS.pdf
     
  12. Denn

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    Sorry meant to say the green drives--bugga thats the only drives I use is WD greens
     
  13. Denn

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    Found this about the demise of Green Drives

    Western Digital paints its Green hard drives Blue in rebranding
    by Jeff Kampman — 5:11 PM on October 28, 2015

    Western Digital's Green hard drives, known for their combination of high capacities with reasonable performance and low noise, are no more—at least not in name. The company says it's folding the Green drives into its Blue line-up to make it "easier for customers to choose the right drive for their PC."

    In practice, the new Blue line-up seems more confusing. Before this rebranding, Blues represented value-oriented 7,200-RPM disks with slightly slower performance than the top-of-the-line Black series (at least on the desktop). Now, buyers will need to distinguish between "5,400-RPM-class" and "7,200-RPM-class" drives under the Blue umbrella for some capacities. WD's product page suggests that the easiest way to do so is to look for a "Z" at the end of the model number. For example, the 3.5", 1TB, 5,400-RPM-ish Blue drive is the WD10EZRZ, while the 1TB, 7,200-RPM drive is the WD10EZEX.

    Be careful that you're getting the drive you really want next time you go parts-shopping, and check out WD's Blue product page for a full accounting of the affected models.

    Thanks to Jeff Kampman for this article explaining things
     
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    I'll be down there grabbing a couple tomorrow if they still have any. These have a standard Sata 4TB HDD inside.
    I wonder if the local DS can check who still has one if they don't?
     
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    Shame it was a one day only affair - my NAS needs an upgrade, and I was poor at the time DS had the specials. This would have been pretty moot though if they sold out in 30 minutes flat :)
     
  17. Apokalipse

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    WD now have some helium filled 8TB Red and Purple drives.
    I think they're not using SMR. I'd rather avoid SMR if I can.
     
  18. 3five1

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    I'm not to sure on the benifits of Helium, what's the difference between the Red and Purple's plus are they any where near arriving in Oz/pricing?
     
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  19. Apokalipse

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    Basically, they use helium to allow them to reach higher capacities.
    SMR is another way to reach higher capacities, but it makes random writing even slower than they already are for mechanical drives.

    Red drives are made for NAS usage, which is generally more read heavy than write heavy.
    Purple drives are for video surveillance usage, which is basically just constant 24/7 writing.
     
  20. greenhawk

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    some surveillance drives go the next step and do not re-try bad sectors (on read or write) and so leave the error catching/checking up to the codec used to encode the original video. While it does give a small stuff up in the video playback, it does not stop or hinder recording/playback so less lost frames overall.
     

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