HDD prices

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  1. Blinky

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    Yeah, apart from brute force searching it was just dumb luck that I found them. It was interesting because I don't remember them ever being that cheap before all the issues, that's why we were shucking them at $450ish. Maybe it's because they are the X16 models and not the X18 series???
     
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    Just wanted to let you guys know there has been some movement on 12tb and 14tb External Drives on Newegg and amazon US over the Past few days - think it sort of passed over to amazon AU as well but its been up and down ( WD drives)
     
  3. Blinky

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    Mike, anything you have found that’s not in the list?
    https://diskprices.com/?locale=au&c...dd,external_hdd25,internal_hdd,internal_hdd25

    These are good buying IMHO, long wait though;
    https://www.amazon.com.au/dp/B0924X39NB?tag=diskprices0a-22&linkCode=osi&th=1&psc=1
     
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  4. mikezilla2

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  5. Blinky

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    This link was edited as you are unable to checkout to an Australian address. Please use the NewEgg link instead. Seagate 16TB bare drive, inc Delivery $474 https://www.amazon.co.uk/Seagate-ST16000NM001G-EXOS-X16-Internal/dp/B07SPFPKF4/

    Same drive, including delivery $508 https://www.newegg.com/global/au-en...01g-16tb/p/1Z4-002P-015K6?Item=1Z4-002P-015K6
    I can confirm that these check out (via Seagate warranty checker) as full retail ones with 5 years warranty.

    I meant to add that if it was my money I would probably buy the Newegg drive even though it is a bit more money. The Newegg drives get turned around and shipped quickly and are the best packed drives I have ever bought - in a sealed anti-static bag of course, but then in a big bubble wrap pouch stuck inside of a tight fitting box, which is put inside a bigger box with air-filled plastic stuff. I’m keeping the bubble wrap pouches and tight boxes in case I need to sneaker-net them through the post in the future.
     
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  6. Caffeine

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    That newegg link claims 5 year manufacturer warranty too, does that mean they're not OEM drives?
     
  7. frankgobbo

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    That one wouldn't let me proceed to checkout with it in my cart for shipping to Australia.

    I've been looking at some Seagate EXOS X18 18TBs (https://www.amazon.com/Seagate-ST18000NM000J-Internal-Surveillance-Supported/dp/B08K98VFXT) which are currently $600 shipped incl tax.. 2TB less for $130 is a compelling buy if I can get it since I'd want at least 6 of them. Those 16TB ones are $666 on amazon.com.au.
     
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  8. Blinky

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    All of mine from NewEgg show up as 5 years.
     
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    seems the 16tb exos is the real sweet spot right now
    that or the 14tb elements external

    /me waits for 18tb's to be "reasonable" price

    edit - purely on price.

    can anyone comment on noice levels for the exos drives ??
     
  11. Blinky

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    I would suggest to have one wall between you and the drives if you are doing a resilver, etc.
     
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    resilver?

    So far I have over 8 drives in a tower none of them are Seagate just WD and HGST....
     
  13. Blinky

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    resilvering happens in ZFS.
    The Seagates EXOS make noise when they are all being hit with high reads / writes.
     
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    if i just have one or Two of them and i use them as reg storage am i good ?
     
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    naturally, theyre still a 3.5" sata drive.
    the firmware is tuned for an enterprise environment which means acoustics arnt a high priority. performance is.
     
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    Actually, enterprise drives tend to have more powerful actuator motors such that they are faster in seeking needing less milliseconds in time and this mostly accounts for the louder noise.

    I do have really old consumer Samsung drives that also have AAM (Automatic acoustic management) where you could set them to seek even slower to make even less noise but I found they were pretty quiet regardless of whether you had that set at zero or maximum and so I never bothered with it.
     
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    I swapped out two 8tb Seagate NAS drives for the 16tb Seagate EXOS drives.
    Slightly louder on idle but when they are busy it's pretty noticeable...much louder.
    They are a proper enterprise drive.

    For a NAS hidden in a closet out of sight it wont be an issue for most.
    But for a quiet built rig under or on your desk it'll be annoying.
     
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  19. MUTMAN

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    thanks for the heads up :thumbup:


    wow, nice to know :thumbup: I knew some drives had that AAM but thought the rest was 'just' firmware. makes sense though :)


    thanks for the feedback :thumbup:


    I'll stick to plain old ironwolf 'nas' drives for now to keep the noise respectable
     
  20. Blinky

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    Don't be silly, maybe I've overplayed it I think. Just don't sit next to them or have them in the bedroom.
     

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