Seagate 8TB drives

Discussion in 'Storage & Backup' started by AEKaBeer, Dec 31, 2014.

  1. luke o

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  2. Gaidin

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    $950AU without shipping costs...it'll come through unscathed ;)
     
  3. BluBoy

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    The price includes any transport and insurance costs:
    http://www.customs.gov.au/faq/DutyGST.asp

    Also, using the best available card for the purchase (28 degrees), the price for 3 drives and postage today would be ~$1050:
    https://www.mastercard.com/global/currencyconversion/

    I'm keen, but if customs adds an extra $35 per drive for GST, it brings it close to the $/Gb value for current drives. If rates stay still tomorrow, we should see a fraction of a percent rise in the AUD and hopefully that is enough to avoid this all together!

    ANYWAY - I don't want to drag this thread into a debate about a few bucks.
    Looking forward to the first OCAU review. I've been building up my new NAS over the last few months. All that is missing now is a PSU and drives!
     
  4. AfterBurner1

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    Hmm, a link popped up in another thread with an Amazon link on these. I think they were $230US or so...

    Amazon link, price changes daily, US time though.
    as of today the price is at US$299.99
     
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  5. sardines

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    Weird that the current price at Amazon is $329 while at B&H they are $259. Amazon is generally cheaper (thought the order isn’t fulfilled by Amazon) - Interested where the $230 came from

    http://www.amazon.com/Seagate-ST800...s=Seagate+Archive+HDD+8TB+SATA+III+Hard+Drive
     
  6. power

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    that price is pretty tempting.

    The external is cheaper $284.20USD - Price in AUD: 378.84

    http://www.amazon.com/Seagate-Backup-Desktop-External-STDT8000100/dp/B00R45V3SW/ref=pd_cp_pc_0
     
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  7. sardines

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    Though it seems the external drive only has 2 year warranty - Wonder if the same archival drive inside?
     
  8. AfterBurner1

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    It's quite possible
     
  9. BluBoy

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    Externals as always much shorter warranties. Same drive inside, but the manufacturers assume they are more likely to get physical knocks and bumps.
     
  10. BluBoy

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    I was going to do 2 orders to try and squeeze them under $1k.
    First order went in fine... Went to do the second order and the price is up to $299USea now.

    MOFO. I have half a ZFS pool now. Kinda have to buy a second lot from somewhere, wish it was still at $259!

    Anybody order 2+ drives and have now changed their mind?? :)
     
  11. sardines

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    Yeah noticed the prices went up - I am just hoping locals like MSY or PC case gear get some in or at least Amazon will sell them and be the provider - not some shonky 3rd party via amazon
     
  12. thedirkdiggler

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    so what is the physical difference between and normal HDD and one of these?
     
  13. gokurulz10000

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    I am also interested to see how these drives go - needing more space

    also:

    Imports with a FOB(Free on Board), value, i.e. product value excluding shipping and insurance cost, up to AU$ 1000 are exempt from duty, GST and Import Processing Charge.

    Other taxes and customs fees

    Import Processing Charge is applicable on all imports where the goods' value is higher than AU$1,000. The amount depends on the mode of entry and the type of import declaration. The charges are as follows:

    For imports with a FOB value between A$1,000 and 10,000:
    - By air or post and an electronic import declaration - A$40.20
    - By sea and an electronic import declaration - A$50.00
    - By air or post and a documentary import declaration - A$48.85
    - By sea and a documentary import declaration - A$65.75

    For imports with a FOB value greater than A$10,000:
    - By air or post and an electronic/documentary import declaration - A$122.10
    - By sea and an electronic/documentary import declaration - A$152.60
     
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  14. luke o

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    Read up on HGST. Basically the way the magnetic bits are arranged on the physical platters isn't flat like a normal HDD they are at an angle, allowing more bits to be crammed into the same space. They need to be filled with Helium gas in order to achieve this, normal air doesn't work!
     
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    My 4 arrived today. Sure are heavy suckers!
     
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    bench it bench it bench it! :D
     
  17. SirNemesis

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    I'm going to need to do a significant amount of waiting first...

    [​IMG]
     
  18. danioj

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    Where did you buy these from, and for how much?
     
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    I've been waiting for Aus stock...

    Looking foward to a review and such :)
     
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    Also they do the exchange rate conversion as it comes in. If the $ takes a dive between when you order when when it goes through customs you can get stung.

    Recently I had an extra ~$300 GST bill, and the difference in exchange rate from when I ordered/paid (April 2014 ~0.94) to when it went through customs (January 2015, ~0.80) was significant over a US$14k purchase.
     

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