HDD prices

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

  1. Kelvin

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    30 days if i remember...

    Versus 3 years locally..

    If you shuck them the drive out .. no warranty on the us..
    if you manage to return it to "stock" theres a chance of return to places like officeworks... during the warranty period ...

    With stuff like hard drives .. there is a real significant risk of failure / bad sectors at some stage.....

    It whether its worth the risk ...

    I need a greater than 20-30% discount for me buy a spinning disk from overseas..



     
  2. wintermute000

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    > 30 days they will not accept a return and insist you deal with a manufacturer. So it then depends on the product and the manufacturer. Worst case the manufacturer will only do a RMA from the US

    TBH a 30% discount is a no brainer IMO, do you generally RMA 3 out of 10 drives within their warranty? My anecdotal experience is much lower than that
     
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  4. davros123

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    Nice deal. thanks for the heads up
     
  5. ipv6ready

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    Thoughts on this drive?

    Seagate STEL8000300 Desktop Drive With Integrated USB

    $268 from Ebay locally with 20% off promotion.
     
  6. Leigh M

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    Any recommendations for drives to store movies/tv on? Current drives getting a bit old.

    Also open to a NAS suggestion to move the drives out of my PC
     
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  7. HobartTas

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    Do you have an old clunker of a PC lying in the garage or somewhere? Just download Freenas and install using your old drives using the ZFS file system in Raid-Z1 (Raid 5) mode or better still Raid-Z2 (Raid6) and this will continue running even if the odd drive dies from time to time and also it will fix bad sectors transparently. You will have to take off any data you currently have off the drives before you do this.

    If the data is static you can do the same and use something like unraid or flexraid and move your existing drives over as they are and then you just add a parity drive (or two) to protect it.
     
  8. EvilGenius

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    I've found flexraid to be incredibly sketchy with older drives. They aren't necessarily failed but aren't really in good condition either, flexraid doesn't know how to deal with them and you end up losing data.
     
  9. Leigh M

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    I have an old i5 750 machine in a terribly large case with no dust filters, I'd prefer something new and reliable heh
     
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    Yeah, I grabbed a pair before they jacked the price.
     
  13. dmguru

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    Just to update. The drive I got was an ST8000dm004. aka Barracuda Pro. About 180mbs transfer. Really fast. Still available around $208AUD via AmazonUS. US plug but thats not a problem really. Use another power brick. Cheapist is $341 on StaticIce.
     
  14. DarkYendor

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    I wouldn't buy these assuming they will also be Barracuda Pro drives. I googled them previously, and people were finding Archive drives inside, so YMMV.
     
  15. wintermute000

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    LOL its like buying Kingston RAM... whoknows what it really is...
     
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  16. Leigh M

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    Any good deals going for 6-8TB drives atm?
     
  17. HobartTas

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    Just got an e-mail from Amazon to say an 8TB Seagate External USB 3.0 (STEB8000100) is $USD 149.99 (+$12.47 postage).
     
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  18. Leigh M

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    Thanks for the heads up but not really after an external drive or voiding my warranty.
     
  19. davros123

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    Really want some 8TH HGST nas drives...but keep waiting for a price drop that does not look like it is coming.
     
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  20. AfterBurner1

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    been browsing reddit and have been keeping an idle watch on the threads of r/DataHoarder. especially those concerning a group buy with Seagate.
    well, after much deliberation they've done it. 15% on lots of 4 x 8TB Ironwolf Pros purchased via Amazon US (restricted technically) so US$50 off per drive is ok. plus it's US so you might lose out on shipping unless we can work it out. i know i should buy some but it's a bit marginal. Full Details on the offer: here

     

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