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

  1. Phido

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    new egg pricing annoys me, they don't seem to be clear about gst and shipping half the time until your in your basket.

    Excited about my 4x14Tb lovies. My UK ones apparently arrive in the next day or two. My US ones haven't even shipped.. and I had to pay $50 more each for them ($340 verse $390). I wish I just committed to 4 x 14tb in the beginning, I was spewing about paying that extra $50 per drive. For some reason I hesitated before dropping over $1200 on hard disks.

    Still seems like good price. at $27.8 per GB still better than the $28.875 a Gb for the 12Tb @ $346.5. Still not as good as the $24.29 per GB of 14tb at $340.

    Now of course all the 14tb drives are $450-$500.. Im like jesus christ. These are more expensive than gold. I hope I never need to replace one, when they aren't on special. 8 and 10 tb seem way more "affordable".
     
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    I reckon Amazon do cycles of reductions.. whenever there's a backlog of items, they reduce the price greatly until it's back to a managable threshold.. Those 14tbs for $338 were awesome value. I bought 2..

    I contacted WD support and they sent me AU power supplies. UPS worldwide express from Vietnam.

    Can't wait for the next deal..
     
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  3. Phido

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    I think your right.. $338 was just too good. But they definitely come in waves.

    Mine are getting shucked into a node304 nas.

    Is everything 10Tb and above helium filled..
     
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    430 that is a great price. Is it a barracuda or different model. How do you know what model number the hard drive is.
    Looking at shucking . I have an iron wolf 8 and 10tb atm for a plex machine
     
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  9. Phido

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    Your dead right, my brain is off with the fairies. It also just triggered me, I just had a panic attack that I had ordered 2x16 and 2x14tb HD for my raid array.. Then I checked, no all 14tb...

    That 16tb price is excellent and is cheaper per tb than 14tb for 400. Not quite as fantastic as the 14tb for $338 per tb, but not far off, either.
     
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    Ahh man jealous, can't justify an upgrade yet :(
     
  12. Phido

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    I have to wait for Ryzen 5900. So I can upgrade my old ITX box, into my new NAS box.

    At least now I can test and shuck the drives. Prep everything to go together.
    42TB of RAID goodness. Bloody expensive. Nearly $1500 in HD alone.. On special..

    However, I've needed a NAS for a long time, and we have never had one. Ever. I've been talking about it for 20 years.

    Space for more drives. I will probably pick up a NVME drive so I have some high speed network scratch space.
     
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    I got 2 of these for my UnRAID server last month. They are Exos 16TB (ST16000NM001G). Only -ve is they run at 7200rpm, so run somewhat warmer.
     
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    You can place multiple orders though :)
     
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    Does that work or do they cancel your order? It doesn't let you add more than 3 to a cart but i haven't tried placing multiple orders
     
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    I have noticed some folks over at OzBargain pull this trick successfully.
     
  19. Phido

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    I should have waited.

    Oh.. Do I really need to buy two more.. Do I really need 70TB of usable RAID storage in my new NAS.
     
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    I'll be buying 7

    Damnit, wont allow multi order.
     
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