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

  1. sjaeger172004

    sjaeger172004 Member

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    Just wondering what brand 4tb SSHDs are reliable these days as plaining to get 1 or 2 or 1 sshd and 1 normal in next couple of days.

    Thanks
     
  2. MagyaR

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    I thought about getting the Seagate 2.5" 1TB ($99~) or the 3.5" 2TB($129~). It's only going to store installed games and Premiere projects. Prices are a bit meh for the additional 8GB SSD bit.
     
  3. greenhawk

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    There is not really any "reliable" brands as only Seagate make SSHD drives.

    As to models, there is not really a range in that area either as you have the older ones, and then you have the 2.5 vs 3.5 sized drives.

    If you want a SSHD, just buy the one that suits is the best advice that can be given.
     
  4. Ratzz

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    2TB 2.5" USB3 Seagate Expansion Drive JB HiFi @ $119.

    Contains a 2TB Samsung M9T Spinpoint ST2000LM003, ready to rock.
     
  5. Aetherone

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    Model #2886338?
    No direct USB weirdness? Straight bog standard SATA?
     
  6. Ratzz

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    Yep, that one.
    USB to Sata adapter, just unplugs, bog standard M9T sata drive. Labelled differently than a retail drive, but with the M9T model number.

    Going back for more :)
     
  7. Kelvin

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  9. Kelvin

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    I've got so many 2tb drives now...:sick:

    I didn't know there are some-else keeping an eye out for them..

    the interesting drive is the 4tb - 15mm unit..
    this article sparked my interest...
    http://www.servethehome.com/seagate-4tb-2-5-drives-fall-105/


    $119 USD plus delivery from amazon..
     
  10. greenhawk

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  11. MUTMAN

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    I read they were PMR ...
     
  12. greenhawk

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    teach me to read forum comments other than OCAU :thumbup:
    and it was on a storage forum to boot :lol:
     
  14. Kelvin

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    Hmmm.. did not realise they were SMR drive..

    Luckily I only bought one of the 4tb..
     
  15. Aetherone

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    Not so interesting when your device has bog standard laptop 9.5mm z-height drive slots.
     
  16. digian

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    Has anybody done the math on importing WD 8tb drives cheap ?

    If you shell the external 8tb WD my book drives, you can import a drive very cheap, or even the 16tb duo drives at $499 USD are a bargain and don't really require cracking the cases open as much, since the drives in the 16tb duo's are self servicing... 2 x WD reds.

    The only question comes down to international warranties and whether there is any kind of warranty kill switch (im talking about a way they would even know) if you use the drive outside of the original cases ? Or more to the point, would WD even care anyway ? Has anybody tested overseas warranties ?
     
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  17. mashera

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    I've taken the punt on three of these from Amazon UK, at $275AU each delivered I figure it's worth the risk, only problem is they're backordered and probably won't arrive for a month or so.
     
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