HDD prices

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  1. MUTMAN

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    they don't have that series anymore ?
    I've got one of those and as a cold storage drive it's fine.
    but yes, they are SMR, and were never marketed as a fast drive.
    unlike other drives from WD, Samsung and Seagate
     
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  2. mikezilla2

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    i did , shucked it - it works

    at first tho it seemed to power up and sounded like and external drive :confused:

    i just assumed part of that sound was the air pushing inside the enclosed case ....

    wondering if i should mess with the firmware maybe not ....

    got half the Case open then Busted pretty much every clip

    so hopfully i dont have to send this back

    but on the production line elements 8 and below are the lowest priority drive right ? .....
     
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  3. MUTMAN

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    great to hear, thanks for the update mikezilla2

    not sure about your other questions
    id leave the firmware alone unless it's a well defined model and hardware revision. they constantly refine this drives. so one 8tb element may not be like the last one ...

    as far as warranty goes, Seagate actually want the drive shucked for the RMA.
    I'm not sure on what WD or others are doing though
     
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  4. Jaco

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    Each officeworks have been having their own Seagate clearances since 5th august, per the couple of Ozbargain updates lately

    I've been attending or calling most Brisbane stores and buying at the following prices for comparison



    Xbox game drive 8tb - $185 - has st8000dm004 (all mine had these)

    Seagate expansion 10tb - $239-259 - has ST10000DM005 or ironwolf pro (mine had a mix)

    Seagate expansion 12tb - $324 - (haven't unboxed these yet) edit: has ST12000NE0008 (all mine had these)
     
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  5. Blinky

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    Oh well done you!
    I’m keen on the Seagate 12TB, please let us know :thumbup:
     
  6. Jaco

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    ST12000NE0008 Ironwolf Pro's in the couple I got
     
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  7. Blinky

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    Thank-you but you can't please a dickhead - and well today I fit the bill. I just checked the two I want to add to, and I have 14TB drives not 12(s) and one is an Ironwolf NAS and the other an Ironwolf Pro. So if you can shuck some 14TB Ironwolf Pro(s) that would be good.
    I looked but 14TB looks to be too expensive at the moment.
     
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  8. MUTMAN

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    sell the 14's and buy 12's ??
     
  9. Jaco

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    Yeah I think all of the clearances are pretty much sold out now, I went up further to the Sunshine Coast and there's pretty much nothing left - oh well, I got what I wanted
     
  10. Blinky

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    You must work for the NBN with that logic! LoL :lol:
     
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  11. LARRY314

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    I was planning to get a synology DS920+ nas ($849 amazon) , and start with a pair of drives,

    i have seen some seagate external drives on sale in recent times
    plus various WD elements external drives,
    i was planning to order a couple of 14TB WD from amazon
    ($448 https://diskprices.com/?locale=au) ,
    and run in raid 1, then add another pair of drives in the future

    they should shuck and work well ?
     
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  12. Blinky

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    Well Damn! that's a good website link you have there. :thumbup:
    If you start with everything unticked and then tick-> New, External 3.5", Internal 3.5", 14TB to 16TB - it brings up the 16TB retail version of Seagate EXOS as the second cheapest.
    I don't know if that's a good thing or not?

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    Now that the Taliban has scored all the free US weapons they are going to need some big hard drives to keep track of them. <- What... too soon? :lol:
     
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  13. MUTMAN

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    save money and buy that 918+ that'll be in the FS later this weekend :)


    18s are much better value Blinky

    edit than the 16s that is
     
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  14. Blinky

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    Oh you're great, I have seriously got to get you off my Intervention providers list!

    rotflol :lol:
     
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  15. mikezilla2

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    well the Date on the Drive is april 2021

    lol Seagate want you to bust open the case break the clips to send theres back ?
     
  16. MUTMAN

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    that was the case a while back. not sure if it's still the go today.
    I guess there's one way to find out :)
     
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  17. LARRY314

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    Hi Blinky
    Glad you found the price link useful. From doing a quick ready, It looks like those 14 TB Exos are good drives to get and put in a nas
     
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  18. Jaco

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    Good prices at WOW lately too,

    20210820_084627~01.jpg
     
  19. MUTMAN

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    320gb :lol:
     
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  20. Caffeine

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    Whoah, 1000GB? you'd never fill that up!
     

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