Discussion in 'Storage & Backup' started by Madengineer, Oct 23, 2011.
Tapes can’t feed my Plex server
and LTO4+ tape is fast enough to stream a movie.
Plus "SHINGLED" Shudder.
Fine for offline storage but useless for RAID or files that repeatedly get updated/replaced.
18tb released today, and they arnt shingled. 20's wont be far away,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
Shopping Express have a couple of sales on Seagate Ironwolf drives. 4TB for $159. 8TB for $299. Add GST and Shipping.
Do you have a link to the 18's release?
its ~14 posts above yours
mikezilla posted it
i wont bother quoting it, just scroll up
Finally got around to testing the 12tb WD Elements drives I got from Amazon. These are the drives inside:
Purchase Date - 20 May 2020
HDD 1 - WD120EMAZ-11BLFA0
HDD 2 - WD120EMAZ-11BLFA0
Purchase Date - 9 June 2020
HDD 3 - WD120EMFZ-11A6JA0
HDD 4 - WD120EMFZ-11A6JA0
for myself i dont care if it is shingled, as the drives i need high tb+ is only for my plex server. Backups i dont have for that
My important backups are all under 2tb , so that is on external usb ssd drives x3.
Amazon has US plug WD 10TB ~$290+
I went against my usual practice and decided to get an 8tb WD. Wish i had kept with my usual local buying of HDDs, because this is what came out of the parcel locker:
Yep, drive copped it:
Now i need to go through the Amazon process and decide whether to just send it back or keep it...
Edit: drive makes loud clicking noise, its going back. Will have to wait another fortnight for my refund.
It looks like someone played soccer with it.
then drove over it in a tank.
then threw it over the fence
True to form too it arrives just after everyone jacks their prices back up after EOFY....
and then someone threw it back over the fence as the tank backed up and the second half of the soccer game kicked off
Its mainly that there is so little packaging inside the big box that they probably just squished it with something. Like there are 4 (flat) air cell things and the packing slip. Thats it.
$352 for a 12Tb
Sorry did I say 12Tb?
I mean 14Tb for $416