HDD prices

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

  1. Zyklone

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    Yeah thanks mate, that's good to know. They are whitelable DC550s yeah? I've shucked heaps of the Seagate ones for the juicy EXOS drives but haven't done any WD's in a long long time.
     
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  3. frankgobbo

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    Similarly, 16TB Seagate EXOS (appears to be OEM) for $523.60
    https://www.ozbargain.com.au/node/653512

    Starting to get pretty tempted...

    I bought one of the WD 18TB from the previous page but I'm actually using it AS a USB drive for some direct connect backups. I'm still not 100% on shucking them, I just don't know why?
     
  4. Blinky

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    There is talk of China power stations going to start limiting power output, so the price rollercoaster might not be over yet.
     
  5. mikezilla2

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    well theres Only about 16tbs of usable space there , i have a 18Tb elements Just sitting here unused for now

    maybe il grab one more and shuck it if it ends up sub 500 , bring on the 20Tb hdds tho
     
  6. Blinky

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    Pass the LTO-8 tape I can feel a backup coming on ...
     
  7. mikezilla2

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    Make them Cheaper First :p
     
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  8. frankgobbo

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    I'm stuck at the moment, not sure what to do. My main NAS is full, down to around 500G free (of 60TB); I have other NAS but I do like having a "primary" device with everything on it and the others are just .. kinda dumping grounds because frankly I'm a hoarder.

    So I'm stuck in this position where I need to either delete something :shock: or maybe buy a new NAS and new storage.. I'm watching prices slowly come down, I'm sure maybe by Black Friday sales Amazon etc might have some stuff on sale; but also I want it now! :)
     
  9. MUTMAN

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    im with frank, hopefully black friday has some decent prices on bigger drives

    also, once you start deleting its hard to stop.
    i dropped 12tb of music off the list a couple weekends ago.
    felt good and dirty
     
  10. bym007

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    wow!
    how did you let it go down so far?
     
  11. frankgobbo

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    Bad management and laziness :)
     
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  14. sic_vl2000

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    Been a while since I've grabbed an external HDD, what's the best bang for buck at the moment? It will only be used for storing backups from my NAS, currently the NAS is at 3TB disk usage so ideally looking at either 4TB or 6TB.
     
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  16. sic_vl2000

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    Excellent, thank you, are there any drives to avoid at the moment, like the WD Red 3TB's a while back?
     
  17. Blinky

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    There is an eBay sale on today, if you find a bargain please take the time to share it here, thanks.
     
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  18. Kosti

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    Any idea if 14TB Drives will ever come down? Surely people realised mining/chia what ever its called with HDD are a bad idea and produces more landfill of failed HDD?
    Stupidly sold my 12TB without realising how fucked the prices are atm!
     
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  20. Kosti

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    Thanks,
    Sadly out of my budget for a single drive :(
     

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