HDD prices

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  1. luke o

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    Computer alliance ebay has 20% off hard drives until midnight tonight, some look like good deals when compared to static ice prices. I swear they mostly just jack up the price on ebay half of the time then apply a discount back to somewhat normal price
     
  2. MUTMAN

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    407 delivered for a 10tb ironwolf. Ummm.
     
  3. Leigh M

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    Yeah happens almost everywhere one ebay pretty shitty.
     
  4. MUTMAN

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    To be fair the CA prices were discounted and quite nicely too.
    Probably closer to 10% off retail prices than 20. But still a good price
     
  5. luke o

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    what drive is in them luke o ?
     
  7. luke o

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    Western Digital White drives, oem brand, basically a red 5400rpm drive. Lookup shucking them there is a small tweak needed for them to work with most normal power supplies.
     
  8. fad

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    So you need to cut the 3.3v line on the sata plug.
     
  9. HobartTas

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    Or use a Molex to SATA adapter as that only has the two voltages on it being the 12 volt yellow cable and the 5 volt red cable.
     
  10. luke o

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    Yeh molex to SATA power adapter is a cheap way, bypasses the 3.3v wire in the SATA power connector. Ebay for a couple of dollars each.

    Can also use kapton tape over the third pin on the drive itself, does the same thing. Obviously have to be comfortable cutting tiny pieces of tape with a razor blade and using tweezers to apply it to the drive pin... Probably want an antistatic wrist strap too.

    Or just buy it and use it as an external 10tb usb drive for cheap..
     
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    Missed it bugger
     

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