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# 250634 19-May-2019 23:38
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Anyone looking for a hdd to shuck? :)

 


https://www.amazon.com/gp/offer-listing/B07CMH78R5/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=B07CMH78R5&linkCode=am2&tag=geekzone-20

 


Seems like a pretty cheap price.

Edit: Hmmm can’t get the damn bbcode to work from my phone, can a mod please fix it?


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  # 2241097 19-May-2019 23:47
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I saw this on cheapies earlier . It looks to be a good deal, but some people were saying it could be a pricing error?


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  # 2241098 19-May-2019 23:57
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You'd buy one of those from Amazon and get a plastic case with a brick in it pus a 32GB MMC with dodgy firmware reporting to be 10TB. 


 
 
 
 


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  # 2241106 20-May-2019 06:48
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  # 2241123 20-May-2019 08:00
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sold out





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  # 2241784 20-May-2019 19:03
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None of our 3 x 10TB discs at NZD143 orders placed last night at 2115-2145 NZDT have been billed or shipped thus far.


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  # 2241785 20-May-2019 19:07
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I ordered one too. Expected to ship in 1-2 weeks.




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  # 2241866 20-May-2019 21:20
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There was also a very cheap 8TB NAS available for a time so not sure if it was a pricing error or if Amazon just had some very good deals that sold out quickly.


 
 
 
 


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  # 2241880 20-May-2019 21:52
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either way it will be gone quickly





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  # 2241889 20-May-2019 22:15
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CYaBro:

 

There was also a very cheap 8TB NAS available for a time so not sure if it was a pricing error or if Amazon just had some very good deals that sold out quickly.

 

 

 

 

Yeah I managed to order one of those 16TB raw ones. I doubt it will arrive, but I can hope!


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  # 2241898 20-May-2019 22:48
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I ordered 2 of them, hope to sell to the community for $300 each.


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  # 2241900 20-May-2019 22:56
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Didn't get the best reviews. My issue would be the warranty if it dies early, and then all that lost data, which one would need backup for anyway.


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lNomNoml:

I ordered 2 of them, hope to sell to the community for $300 each.



How generous of you.

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# 2242250 21-May-2019 11:46
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Dial111,

 

Most of me assumes lNomNoml is taking the proverbial

 

 

 

Dial111:
lNomNoml:

 

I ordered 2 of them, hope to sell to the community for $300 each.

 



How generous of you.


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  # 2242588 21-May-2019 18:57
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Some of those who ordered early are already reporting HDs shipped. When I ordered it was 1-2 weeks shipping so wouldn't have expected mine to ship. Note that these were sold by (not fulfilled by) Amazon so no reason to think there's anything dodgy about them. And no clear signs this, or the other deals like the $170 for 2x8TB My Duo or $55 for 4TB portable were pricing errors. Yes the price especially for the 10TB was very low, but price for WD 10TBs have been weird recently with frequent deals which were unheard of until about end of March. To be fair, prices until recently have not been much lower per TB than historic deals for other HDs but it does suggest these are being sold cheap for some reason. 

 

mattwnz:

 

Didn't get the best reviews. My issue would be the warranty if it dies early, and then all that lost data, which one would need backup for anyway.

 

 

No storage is immune to failure especially when you consider the risks of failure not arising from the device itself. (User error plus natural disasters, for many forms or storage power surges, for anything connected malware etc.) Assuming you won't lose data for any device if it's within the warranty period is foolhardy. So you always need backups if you can't afford to lose the data on it. 

 

Amazon reviews are next to useless for determining HD reliability. Frankly there's nothing that's particularly useful that's available to to general public. Even the much vaulted Back Blaze data is of limited utility. So IMO as a general consumer you're best off assuming equal reliability or at most give some minor weighting to warranty periods and manufacturer stats. You're better off choose by length and ease of warranty returns, whether the firmware and HD design fits your requirements etc. 


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  # 2242628 21-May-2019 20:15
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Ordered a couple early on, still not shipped. If they do ship, I plan to shuck them.

 

 

Keep in mind if you want to do this, that some of the white label drives in WD external products have a sleep pin that needs to be driven low for the drive to spin up, and isn't with most SATA/SAS controllers. The fix is to put some kapton tape over that pin.

 

mattwnz:

Didn't get the best reviews. My issue would be the warranty if it dies early, and then all that lost data, which one would need backup for anyway.

 

If you didn't have 3 backups (at least 1 offsite), you didn't care about it anyway.

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