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

  1. MR CHILLED

    MR CHILLED D'oh!

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  2. Tommo_Aus

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    Deal expired now but the comments mention some got it for $250 delivered earlier on? One time only deal or could we see some more again? I'm in the market for some 8TB drives at the right price.
     
  3. MR CHILLED

    MR CHILLED D'oh!

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    Haven't seen too many 8TB deals come up, but I'll keep an eye out and let you know.
     
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    pretty good price for 2gig, probably would have bought one myself had I seen it.
     
  6. flain

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    Me too, i need to buy 10 to upgrade part of my NAS
     
  7. mikezilla2

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    another one - from TGG $95 or 100 posted( just over)

    https://www.ozbargain.com.au/node/269923
     
  8. nathanblogs

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    whats best bang for buck atm, looking to replace my 10tb raid with something newer.
     
  9. MUTMAN

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    ironwolf is tickling my fancy right now
    10tb seven platters filled with helium runs on 7 watts and reads at 200+mbit
    bring it in from BandH for $620 or wait for a OZBargin deal to pop up again ....
     
  10. wintermute000

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    6x4tbs in raid6?
     
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    I do like that idea, 3x10tb raid 5 :0, but 1800 dollars :upset:

    raid 5 is good for me :), so I get 4tb then
     
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  13. nathanblogs

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    interesting, rebuild times are annoying aswell, what about zfs ?
     
  14. sreg0r

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    I think 6tb NAS drives are good in that they are plenty big, a bit cheaper per tb than 8tb and you don't need to many sata ports.

    Currently running 6x6tb in raid6.
     
  15. MUTMAN

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    pasting from a spreadsheet into forums is rubbish :( but you get the idea
    here's a quick and dirty run down of the current "NAS" drives from my local umart

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    ironwolf $	$/TB
    3	169	$56.33
    4	250	$62.50
    6	320	$53.33
    8	449	$56.13
    10	689	$68.90
    10 pro	799	$79.90
    		
    wd red pro		
    3	245	$81.67
    4	329	$82.25
    6	399	$66.50
    8	710	$88.75
    		
    wd red nas		
    3	155	$51.67
    4	222	$55.50
    5	298	$59.60
    8	472	$59.00
    
    so the sweet points are
    seagate ironwolf 6TB
    wd red pro 6TB
    wd red std 3TB !

    a couple of standout points from this dataset -
    1. wd red nas hdd are priced a bit, errr, average.there seems to be some price gouging/creep. probably based on the fact they are insanely popular
    2. the ironwolf 8TB is cracking good value in the "big" drive space, its faster and less power than the equivalent wd drives

    edit -
    your prices will vary, these are my local shop prices only certainly not the cheapest price around, but they are indicitive
    the barracuda 10 pro is, i've read, the same drive as the ironwolf 10Tb but with trick firmware and faster writes. but that price is ouch

    edit - $/ TB not GB
     
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  16. DrFrag

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    B&H says the HGST 4TB Coolspin has been discontinued ... :upset: ... they were the quietest, most reliable, and second cheapest per GB.

    I think I need to go a grieve for a bit, then come to terms with having to lower my HDD shopping standards for the future. :(
     
  17. mikezilla2

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    what are the current best deals on WD drives in he 5tb or 6 tb range ?
     
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    I'm also a big fan of those drives, got 20 of them :)

    If only they had 6TB or 8TB HGST coolspin..
     
  19. MUTMAN

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    HGST have 6 and 8's in a 4900rpm NAS drive. deskstar lives on.

    I wonder if just not called coolspin since WD took over ??
     
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    I'm told MSY have 10% off this weekend, that would make them the cheapest.

    I can't find any product like that on their products page. Do you have any more info on them?

    They were manufacturing them under the Coolspin name for at least a couple of years after WD took over.
     

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