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

  1. AfterBurner1

    AfterBurner1 Member

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    hey all, I notice that at the present time ebay is having a but of a crack. both futu_online and pc.byte are having a go with 15-20% off their wares.
    so a pair of 8TB Ironwolfs it'd be $631 not a huge saving but might help someone out of a bind.

    there's also a straight 20% off in 106 stores as per the details here
     
  2. Winterheart

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    Bit the bullet and grabbed one of these. Just finished checking the drive stats and have just shucked it. Quick hint: multiple guitar picks help wonders!!! Also don't expect to be able to open the top of the case without breaking at least a few of the locking tabs. Inside my case was an ST6000DM003 Barracuda drive. Could be well worth it if you need bulk storage drives at a goodish price :D

    Edit: also, as usual for the Seagate externals, start opening from the end where the cable connectors are. And the USB/SATA adapter plate is attached to the base of the drive with a single screw too.
     
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  3. mikezilla2

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    So with that GST ship via Amazon Sunk Weres everyone going to be going for mybooks etc

    guessing BHP have GST now
     
  4. DarkYendor

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    Not as far as I can see. Why would they - there's no way the Australian government can legally enforce a foreign company to collect tax on their behalf.
     
  5. EvilGenius

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    Um.. yes, yes they can. They can simply stop the shipment at customs for items that have not had GST paid. You think a company like Amazon would have changed anything if they weren't forced to?
     
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  6. davros123

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    Finally got 6 x 8TB drives to replace my ever faithful 10 x 3TB HGST's in raidz2. 7+years on and they have never missed a beat or thrown an error. They are amazing. esp. as I got them at ~$140ea.

    I hope these Toshi's do the same.
    They are enterprise drives from dell servers iirc . Hotter, faster and hopefully better. got them from here https://www.ozbargain.com.au/node/388941

    10% off and free delivery =$265ea ;)
     
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  7. VIP3R

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    Damn was looking at drives yesterday and missed this deal.
     
  8. davros123

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    Sorry, I should have posted that deal here. Bad Dav.

    Spun up a napp-it vm from gea's pre-made ova template so I am all ready to go when they arrive tomorrow. Making a move from Solaris 11 to OpenIndianna so need to zfs send the existing pool to the new one = zero down time. Nice.
     
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  9. mtma

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    There's still about an hour left on the Skyhawk 6TB @ 196 ($245 before discount) on ebay with the 20 pc code and free delivery with ebay plus.

    I snagged mine at $188, they must have noticed as they upped the price the day after though.

    Also the Skyhawk 6TB is a 7,200 RPM drive but the seller has 5900 on the title. Actually pretty quick and seeks quietly - I would have shot at those 8TB Toshibas but I was specifically after quietness.
     
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  10. VIP3R

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    They are having another sale in two days, 25% for plus and 20% for non members.

    Probably amount to similar prices after the price hike.

    Might be time to dive in and grab 2x 10TB drives and retire some of my 3TB WD reds.
     
  11. nathanblogs

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    Doesn't look like systemax is involved :( https://www.ozbargain.com.au/node/389989
     
  12. adamsleath

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    TLC and future? Seem to have less durability than mlc and slc

    Any thoughts on that ?

    Any mitigating technology for increased durability ?
     
  13. Doc-of-FC

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    Yeah, reading and rewriting the data on NAND to stop it eating holes in itself.

    The fix is better non volatile storage, check out tape.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Optical_jukebox

    from memory there was a linux library that allowed caching of the first X amount of files from an optical stacker, initial low latency (cache) and then the robot caught up with the data stream.
     
  14. mtma

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    Exactly what happened :/

    The Skyhawks were pulled too, funny that.
     
  15. Wozzernux

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    Crucial MX500 is a brand new controller and top shelf TLC for the price. The 1TB at $260 with the 20% code is an absolute steal, I paid $320 for one back in March which was a good deal at the time. Even the 2TB for $580 has to be a record low :shock:

    The extra 5% discount for ebay plus users isn't worth it for a single item, unless any ebay plus users here wanna hook a brother up? :weirdo:
     
  16. ChinoPD

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    Anyone see any issues dropping one of the 1TB in a PS4 Pro?
     
  17. fredhoon

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    I stuck a 2TB hybrid drive (firecuda) into my PS4 vanilla, then realised the spinning part was SMR so replaced it with a 500G Samsung 850.

    Seems to kick along fine unless loading games off the "extended storage" 2TB USB drive. Note benchmark / reviews only show minimal reduction in load times for SSD vs 7k2 drives.
     
  18. davros123

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    Some great deals on SSD's at OzBargain. Just grabbed a Kingston 240G for $51 delivered. Sure not the fastest (the have others) but hey, it's perfect for my need (caching video for my IP camera server).
     
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    Been looking for some replacement drives for my microserver (currently 5x 3tb wd reds). On ebay till tonight. handy little price compassion assuming you are a ebay plus member and 25% off.

    WD RED HDD Comparison
    size price-before-disc after-discount $/tb
    2 155 116.25 58.125
    3 169 126.75 42.25
    4 208 156 39
    6 310 232.5 38.75
    8 405 303.75 37.96875
    10 535 401.25 40.125

    the 8tb's at under 38$ a tb are pretty good value.
     
  20. VIP3R

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    Good deals there.

    I ended up getting

    2x 8TB Ironwolf @ $276 ea ($34.6 per TB) for a family member
    2x 10TB ironwolfs @ $374 ea ($37.4 per TB) for myself.

    These thing take a while to do a badblocks run
    ~101hrs for the 8TB

    10TB are still going.
     

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