HDD prices

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

  1. cvidler

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    If the plug pack is a multi-voltage unit, just buy a travel adapter for it.

    If not, go to jaycar/etc. and buy a suitable universal adapter with the right plug/voltage/current capacity.
     
  2. mikezilla2

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    should there be any problems with a 390 tachi ultamte and a "Corsair HX750i Full Modular 750W - 80 Plus Platinum ATX Power Supply PSU" ?
     
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    No, just buy a cheap (not TOO cheap !!) splitter and cut the orange wire if they don't work out of the box. You don't want to butcher your original cables.
     
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  4. terrastrife

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    Golds are retail drives, there won't be any of that voltage crap involved, no different to any other regular drive.
     
  5. terrastrife

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    You can email WD support in Australia and ask for an AC adapter, just tell them you bought it on Amazon and you got a US adapter.
     
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  6. insular

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    think they will send me 9x of them?
     
  7. terrastrife

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    If you got 9 on your invoice, maybe
     
  8. Azzan

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    I don't get HDDs.. far as I know HDD performance hasn't increased at all and price hasn't dropped at all in past ~5 years. If you compare that to SSDs, SSD performance around doubled in past 3 years and prices almost halved.

    That's probably why I only used 1-2x m.2 SSDs on my last 4-5 PCs without any internal HDDs.
     
  9. cvidler

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    You're not too bright then.

    $/GB on dropped on HDDs just fine (hint: they're bigger now than 5 years ago).

    The manufactures can't drop the price much, because there's big chunks of carefully (expensive) machined aluminium required, and the motor components are not as easy/cheap to mass produce like silicon wafers and some fibreglass PCBs for SSDs are.

    performance will always be less than flash/memory simple physics there, but also SATA hasn't improved any (we're stuck with the same SATA standard since 2009 (10 years now)) . So if you want performance you choose SSD, if you want bulk space, you choose HDD.

    choice is wonderful.
     
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  10. MUTMAN

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    Read and write performance has increased.
    Large hdds today that are reading and writting at over 200MBs
    As data density increases then the amount of data passing under the heads each rotation increases.
    So clearly the performance increases each time the drives get larger :)
     
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    Todays 5400RPM drives are just as capable or exceed yesteryears 10000RPM drives, and you say performance hasn't improved?

    I was actually shocked at how much faster my new cheap 8TB drives are compared to my old expensive 4TB drives.
     
  12. Azzan

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    I know they've increased in size over past 3-5 years.. doh
    But personally I never really had any need for 4+TB HDD, and the price on 1-4TB hasn't changed much as far I can tell.

    So the performance has only increased on larger HDDs?
    Or today's 1-4TB HDDs much faster than previous ones?
     
  13. MUTMAN

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    I dont buy small hdd so i dont know their performance specifically.
    The term for what is being talked about is areal density.
    And in theory if the smaller drive is using less platters but higher areal density platters then they would see an increase.
    The bigger drives benefit from multiple heads so they have an ability to increase throughput by spreading the data write and reads across multiple platters.
    Not quite raid but some clever strategies that get some nice increases.
    The smaller drives wont see as much increase in some metrics like NCQ and IOPs as the bigger multi platter drives
     
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    SSDs beat HDDs in every metric except price. If you can fit all your data on a couple of SSDs that's great. I have friends who have SSD-only systems, and every PC in my house has a primary SSD. But for bulk storage you can't beat the price of HDDs, which is why this thread is about HDD prices.

    If you're asking why HDDs haven't improved in price or performance as much as SSDs have in recent years, it's because SSDs are relatively new. Hard drives are hitting serious technological limits that are difficult to overcome, but there's still plenty of scope for SSDs to improve. There's also a lot more competition in the SSD market space.
     
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    I got a bunch of old WD Reds, and even older and smaller Greens. I love SSDs, but I'm happy to pay for these mech drives and for the purpose (unRAID + PLEX Server), they work perfectly fine:

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  17. MUTMAN

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    see if your router can act as a file server
    lots of consumer models support at least one drive via usb
     
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    eww looks like little bit of hassle to get it working on Huawei HG659. :( Thanks for the link tho.
     

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