HDD prices

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

  1. Blinky

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    I don’t spose any of you multi 3.5” hard drive boys are rocking a Fractal Design 7 series cases are you?
    If so, where did you go shopping for the extra HDD Tray Kits, I am chasing Type B in black. Everything seems out of stock. :(
     
  2. Blinky

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    I've had 4 of the 7 14TB Drives turn up thus far, its funny, the order i placed first still hasn't shipped, but the other 2 orders that were placed days after have already arrived. They were pretty poorly packaged from amazon.
     
  4. Phido

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    Yeh, 250Mb/s its about par for the 7200 rpm enterprise drives.
    My 5400 rpm 14tb drives only get 220 Mb/s.. however, given the enclosure and the use, plenty fast for my purpose, happy with the lower heat and power usage and noise.
     
  5. Blinky

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    That's the same as mine - I just received the "second order", the first order placed is still at Heathrow. <- Craziness

    I don't think I have ever received a poorly pack box from Amazon.
     
  6. Phido

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    Yeh all mine were pretty well packed in larger boxes with the airbags inside.

    The HD I ordered from the US took forever to get here, the UK amazon ones seem to be a lot quicker.
     
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    I have been using the 2x 16TB Exos for a few weeks in my HP Microserver G8.
    My only gripe with these drives is that they are running warmer than other disks (WD Green 4TB, so 5400rpm).

    My server is housed in a wall mounted cabinet in my garage. Reported ambient/inlet temperature right now is 30C, WD disks are sitting at 36-37C, while the Exos are 42C.
    I can only think of these spinning at a high rpm, causing them to generate more heat.

    Sometimes, I feel like I want to swap them out with equivalent WD disks.
     
  8. Blinky

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    Oh well, offer me a price and maaybe I can help you with offloading your 16TB EXOS drives.
     
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    Mine had 3 external hdd's in them, and about inch either side of the hdd's was air, and only some brown paper, no airbag or anything. looked like it had been drop kicked as well. the drop kicking is just auspost at their usual best around here though.
     
  10. MUTMAN

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    a mate just opened up 2x 16tb seagates from amazon.uk and they're x16
     
  11. Blinky

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    Oh feck, maybe that's why my second order is late, it's coming for a different source.
     
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    A good case will last essentially forever. so the cost amortises down to nearly nothing. case in note below...

    my 4224 is still running after many years (nearly 10 now?), I got a later model that came with updated backplane PCBs, there certainly was an issue with the early ones.
    it's had three separate systems (i.e. complete new motherboard etc.) running in it over the years. no need to change it.
     
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  13. Myne_h

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    Yep. Lian Li PC25b here. Around 10yo. Started out with a c2q.

    Before that was an actually pretty amazing case from a shitty brand. http://dansdata.com/cgcase.htm Used to ride it at lans :p
     
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  14. Phido

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    I don't understand why buy an ATX case, if you aren't going to fit:
    Any 3.5" drives
    Any 2.5" drives
    More than 1 graphics card
    Any expansion card

    Why make atx cases where you could easily mount many 3.5" but don't have any mountings for any 3.5"


    True, but the cases that cost $300-500 essentially have the same features as a $100 case. So why pay top dollar? no sure I see value there.

    If you want a case that fits loads of HD a fractal design 7 XL can fit over 20 x 3.5" drives. Why buy a case that only fits 6 drives for $400 when there a plenty of 6 drive cases for ~$100..
    Or buy a norco/rack type setup.
     
  15. T1tan

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    amazon sub $300 for a wd elements 12tb hdd.
    https://www.amazon.com.au/Elements-...hild=1&keywords=wd+12tb&qid=1604012865&sr=8-1

    I have a 3ru 15 bay supermicro case, after a minor mod of swapping the redundant psu's with a sfx 750w psu, and swapping stock fans with noctuas, I wouldn't have it any other way. The build quality really is top knotch.
    https://photos.google.com/share/AF1...?key=S3ZuWDFrdkdpTl9DNjlhQ0VGbTV3aE13R0lEVzJR

    But for ease of use (no modding) I should have stuck to a silverstone rackmount variant from scorptec. They're not too pricey and build quality is great.
     
  16. thedirkdiggler

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    so i ordered a 16tb. When i get it , what tests should i run the drive though before i take it out of the usb case
     
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  18. Blinky

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    Shucks, i tawt i saw 98TB

    All 7 * 14TB finally arrived
     

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  20. Blinky

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    Nice!
    But erh hmmm, why is there a tomato sauce bottle and box of tissues sitting within arms reach on the desk?
    Actually I retract that. I don’t wanna know!!
     

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