HDD prices

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

  1. Myne_h

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  3. Azrael

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    Where are we at for ideal price/gb for NAS storage? Will be in RAID, so no SMR, and prefer not to shuck drives for warranty porpoises.
     
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    Just pulled the trigger on a bunch of Ultrastar HC530's. afaik the biggest (14TB) non-SMR drive available.
    Bought from the US, so USD/AUD, postage etc. adds to the costs, but got them for a bit less than AU$490/ea

    so $35/TB
    any local place has them for over $1000ea.
     
  5. Azrael

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    Warranty becomes an issue for US drives unfortunately.

    Debating between 4TB Ironwolf, or 6TB Barracuda. But a friend reminded me that the DS918 supports M2 caching, so with a decent sized M2 drive this might hide the SMR slow write speed entirely...
     
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    I don't buy drives expecting warranty, I buy extras so I'm not down for any period of time.
    ain't go no time to be waiting on RMAs while you've got a degraded array.
     
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    Hey all, I'm about to embark on a new build moving from my Synology 2 Bay (2x4TB RAID1) to a OMV 4 bay build. Probably just going to move away from RAID and go to JBOD as I will use the Synology to keep a backup of the important stuff. Looks like prices are still pretty high for 4TB and 6TB compared to late last year and with all the commotion around WD and their Red drives, I don't really feel like supporting them.

    What alternatives are people leaning towards and what prices? Late last year we were seeing $150 4TB WD Reds, most recently I have seen IronWolf 4TB for aroun $170. I'm not too concerned over $20 differences in drives, but still looking for the best prices and Red alternatives.
     
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    afaik none of the WD 8tb drives are SMR... yet
     
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    Those HGST Helium drives are the enterprise grade units that a lot of talk about a while ago, yeah?

    Did you get the 12TB units opened up yet?

    What drives are finding inside with your latest shucks?

    Cheers :)
     
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    ill be waiting for 20tb drives at aud500 before my next upgrade
     
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    we will be waiting a while for 20tb at 500 bucks
     
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    Can't wait for the cheaper, slower, copycats.

    I dgaf if it's the same speed as rust.
     
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    I'm interested in energy efficiency.
     
  18. MUTMAN

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    my 10tb are going ok for now. i dont think ill need an upgrade for a few years.

    the price difference pays for a lot of rpm's....
    probably more than the usefull life span of either drive
     
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    If you are paying for electricity, but if you are intend on going off grid, the calculation changes.
     
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    Well then buy this brand new library LTO5 drive for $1100 which should work as a standalone drive and store your data on LTO5 tapes as you can't get any more energy efficient than zero power draw with tapes just sitting in a cupboard.
     

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