HDD prices

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

  1. Ratzz

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    If you do, would you mind coming back in here and letting us know what make/model drive/s you find in them please?

    Cheers :)
     
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    Any expectation for these to contain a 6TB Ironwolf drive is wishful thinking :lol: but you never know! Just like the WD Mybook externals with the dice roll between a red or green drive inside.

    Googled the model number STEB6000403 for reviews and an Amazon user here from May 2017 mentions the HDD inside is a Seagate ST6000AS0002 archive model, one of the slow SMR drives :Paranoid:
     
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    gotta ask is it one of those ones you cant remove and shove in your pc?
     
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    The 8TB WD can't be shucked. The 6TB Seagate most likely can. WD use proprietary connections on all external drives now, the Seagates are still commonly using USB adapters on a standard SATA drive.
     
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    so if i snap the cable off im fucked? So tempted to blow all of my centerlink tendies on it.
     
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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
     
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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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