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Topic # 172154 13-May-2015 11:11
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Noel Leeming are selling the WD 5TB external drives at $197 again online
https://www.noelleeming.co.nz/gottago

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  Reply # 1303434 13-May-2015 11:13
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Thanks. Just about to post about it. 
I got one. Lowest price I can find is about 330. 

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  Reply # 1303435 13-May-2015 11:13
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Nice price. I paid about NZ$300 including youshop shipping for an HGST 5TB drive recently. Those drives rate well.

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 1303437 13-May-2015 11:16
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can you remove the internal drive from these ones? 


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  Reply # 1304446 13-May-2015 12:16


Thanks for the info.

I tried to buy one. But, the checkout bugged on me.

By, the time I finished dealing with online support, it was sold out ... :(

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  Reply # 1304477 13-May-2015 12:43
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Glad I managed to get one if they have sold out. Cheers for the heads-up :)





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  Reply # 1304484 13-May-2015 12:55
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I missed out last time so ended getting this Seagate one from Amazon.

$193 incl shipping and currency conversion fees, ordered 2 May and delivered 10 mins ago.


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  Reply # 1304511 13-May-2015 13:50
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tigercorp: I missed out last time so ended getting this Seagate one from Amazon.

$193 incl shipping and currency conversion fees, ordered 2 May and delivered 10 mins ago.



That is a good price as well :)

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  Reply # 1305219 14-May-2015 15:32
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CutCutCut: Noel Leeming are selling the WD 5TB external drives at $197 again online
https://www.noelleeming.co.nz/gottago


gutted I missed this! if anyone sees a similar deal for the WD 5TB drive please share! :)

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  Reply # 1305259 14-May-2015 16:03

samdouglas:
CutCutCut: Noel Leeming are selling the WD 5TB external drives at $197 again online
https://www.noelleeming.co.nz/gottago


gutted I missed this! if anyone sees a similar deal for the WD 5TB drive please share! :)


I signed up for email notification of future Noel Leeming deals.

Easily enough filtered if it gets annoying:)


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  Reply # 1305368 14-May-2015 19:09
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I believe the Seagate's are SMR... I'd steer clear, unless you know what you're getting into.

Are the WD ones SMR?

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  Reply # 1305373 14-May-2015 19:13

cshaun: I believe the Seagate's are SMR... I'd steer clear, unless you know what you're getting into.

Are the WD ones SMR?


Please explain why that would a problem.

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  Reply # 1305395 14-May-2015 19:43
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^ mmm no double submit detection obviously.

Well have a look here:
http://www.legitreviews.com/seagate-barracuda-st5000dm000-5tb-desktop-hard-drive-review_161241

Pretty interesting. If you read through some of the comments on Amazon/Newegg etc, you also have people going on about weird performance issues.
Just seems to be more DOA and performance issues. Some saying not working as an internal drive or really erratic head parking behavior - though don't fully trust those comments. Some do say it's 'alright'.

Anyway they are selling an external drive way cheaper than you can buy any internal drive, 1 year warranty... Does seems a bit suspicious.

I'd love to buy a few and use as internal drives with FlexRaid F, but just seems like it's worth the premium buying something else.

Though perhaps for media storage these SMR "archive" / cold storage drives are OK?

Another review on Seagate "Archive" drives.
http://www.storagereview.com/seagate_archive_hdd_review_8tb

Anyway just be aware it's not a 'normal' hard drive in there.

Haven't looked at the WD external's as I missed the deal - maybe they're OK?

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  Reply # 1307762 19-May-2015 13:30
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Has anyones WD drive arrived yet? Thought it would have been here by now

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  Reply # 1307764 19-May-2015 13:33
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timtait: Has anyones WD drive arrived yet? Thought it would have been here by now


I picked up mine.



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  Reply # 1307766 19-May-2015 13:36
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I picked mine up, but it was ready for pickup that same day.

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