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

  1. dexx

    dexx Member

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    Is that on Amazon? What is the link?
     
  2. terrastrife

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    Anyone seen any deals on 8TB 7200RPM drives?
     
  3. newynut

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    8tb should be about $199 these days. Its all a con. But it is what it is.
     
  4. kandiman

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    That was on Amazon. Sorry too late now.
     
  5. mikezilla2

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    So in General there any Good prices going on My books 12tb and Up ?
     
  6. vladtepes

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    I wish 2TB M2 SSD prices were more affordable :)
     
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  7. wintermute000

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    depends, how much are your kidneys?
     
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  8. Butcher9_9

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    They are not that much more than Sata 2.5" drive these days as long as you dont want the high end ones. (IE Evo 860 is about the same price as an Intel P660 which is only a bit more than a Qvo 860, same thing goes with Crucial P1 and P2 )
     
  9. wintermute000

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    I'm surprised that the consumer market still hasn't got 8Tb+ 2.5" drives, surely they could stuff 4x2Tb into that space. Would be amazing for home bulk storage just like in enterprise - silent, lower power, lower heat, no spinup/spindown. (I know there's expensive larger drives for enterprise).
     
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  10. kandiman

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    WD Elements 12TB on Amazon now for $341.74
     
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  11. vladtepes

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    and I wish both were cheaper ! :)
     
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  12. cvidler

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    2.5" that's far too big and slow.

    https://betanews.com/2020/05/21/sabrent-8tb-rocket-q-nvme-pcie-ssd/
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  13. MUTMAN

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    id pay 2k for a fat pcie card with 40 tb on board
     
  14. sjaeger172004

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    What is the highest capacity WD Black (For back up and storage) and should I get internal or external? Thank you
     
  15. HobartTas

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    Its 6TB and costs about $440 for an internal drive, for externals I very much doubt they would have the expensive blacks in there, more likely something like blue drives and probably also shingled as well. Your best bet for backup is to get the cheapest you can but have 2 or 3 copies of your data as all drives have non-zero failure rates. For storage you can use blacks but I doubt you'd see much performance difference even over say the blue drives. If what you mean by "external" is to get a black and then a case for that then yes you can do that but just be aware it needs adequate cooling and also do not move the drive whilst its in use and for 5 seconds after you disconnect the power as the reason is that 2.5" drives have accelerometer chips inside them and if they detect any movement (typically they are in a laptop environment) they will immediately disconnect the heads to prevent damage whereas 3.5" drives do not have this capability, also the case must be USB3 as USB2 is limited to 25 MB's.
     
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  16. 123realtalk

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    Ordered 2x12tb WD Elements from Amazon on the 20th May and one of them arrived today - why not both at the same time if it's an 'Amazon Prime' product? Not sure.. but that's pretty damn quick delivery time from the U.S.

    My concern is the one that arrived is in its own box with a label slapped on it.. Usually my packages from Amazon arrive in a mailing box with that plastic air shit they pop in it to protect it.. Will have to do some testing on it before shucking it, did anyone else experience the same with their orders?
     
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  17. kandiman

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    I ordered 2x12tb on 8th May and received on 19th May.

    Both drives arrived in the same box with the Amazon packaging tape and those air filled bags. Both shucked and working well at the moment in the NAS.
     
  18. 123realtalk

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    Ah, hopefully the next two I order will be the same then..

    The one that arrived today was shipped by Fedex. I checked the tracking for the other one and it's scheduled for tomorrow and is being shipped by UPS.

    Will be interesting to see if it's packed the same or actually packed properly..
     
  19. Spark64

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    Fedex? My condolences. TNT was bought out by them and is switching to the Fedex branding and system. Let the CHAOS begin.
     
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    WD Blue 6TB WD60EZAZ $183 Shipped @ Amazon Au , smr drives but a good deal if you want desktop storage.
     

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