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WD RED 4TB/5TB/6TB for OoS/OoS/ $340 - Free Pickup (Silverwater, NSW) or Shipping Available

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Phew, well - my colleague, Peter, assures me that most of the kinks with the system deal have been sorted - so we're back this week with a deal to start up the week - all-be-it a little more sedate this time.

We have a limited number of Western Digital RED Hard Drives of the high capacity variant available for a special price. These drives are designed for 24/7 operation as NAS drives and carry a 3-year limited manufacturer's warranty.

WD RED
4TB - $188 (Out of Stock :( )
5TB - $272 (Out of Stock :( )
6TB - $340

Offer is valid until 2:30PM Tuesday 30th September 2014 or until stocks last.

Free Pickup from Unit A, 28-32 Egerton Street, Silverwater, NSW, 2128 (our office and warehouse!)

Nationwide shipping is available - Star Track Next-Day to Metro areas is $12 nationwide, Australia Post generally has cheaper options for those living in metro areas on the east coast.

Any questions or comments - feel free to PM me or drop a comment below! :)

(PS: yes, I know, the image we're using isn't very good - we're working on it!)

UPDATE: Limit 5 per customer (if you need more than five you can thank the un-named retailer that tried to order a hundred).

UPDATE: Could a power user do us a favour and update this as out of stock? We still have stock of the 6TB but I think most people were here for the 4TB - Thanks for your purchases! :)

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    why so many good deals in computer lately??? anyway, not going to spend $ on more HDDs while i still can find and delete all my craps inside my server :D

    • +5 votes

      There's going to be plenty more if we can help it. :)

      -and c'mon erwinsie, you can never go wrong with more Hard Disk space! :P

    • +1 vote

      the 15% EBAY sale resulted in a big hard drive grab and I suspect the buyers have gone quiet after that

      • +1 vote

        It's ok, we also managed to sell a couple of systems ;)

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    Could I trouble you, Roland, for the model number of these HDDs please?
    Thanks in advance.

    • +3 votes

      Hey Wutang01, the Model numbers are WD40EFRX, WD50EFRX and WD60EFRX - is that what you were looking for?

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        Perfect, thank you! :)

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    Are these NASWare 3.0, Roland, or are they 2.0?

    • +1 vote

      Hello captain smash,

      My understanding is that the 5TB and 6TB models come with NASWare 3.0 - I am unsure about the 4TB, I will have to make some inquiries.

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        OK, i'm holding off ordering until I know :)

        • +5 votes

          NASWare 3.0 is written on the sticker on the 4TB models :)

  • +1 vote

    Timing ……..

    I have 16x3TB's which are now at capacity, was considering expanding onto some older 2TB's I still have but …… oh, the temptation!

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      Damn. 4U Rackmount server case?

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        2x8 racks

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      I'm still in the business of a stable Data Recovery profession, thanks to people like you. How have you set up that 16 x 3tb?

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        As in; "Do I use that space to back-up?"

        Yes, more than 1/2 that space goes to back-up, though it breaks my heart. Some files, like AutoCAD or Solidworks stuff, gets backed up in triplet. Some gets backed up once more onto some 512GB SSD's.

        I hate losing data :/

  •  

    just out of curiosity, what makes up the 48TB?

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      48TB ??

    •  

      shooting in RAWWWWWWW

      • +2 votes

        more like shooting people in the RAWWWWWW!

    • -1 vote

      Muppet's dressed in Cosplay doing porn?!?

      [Edit]

      I should also mention if one shoots that in ISO supa RAW and then does a triple back-up, 48TB can get worn out quite fast :)

  •  

    Does anyone know the difference between nasware 2.0 and 3.0?

    • +5 votes

      The updated firmware (NASware 3.0) puts in some features related to vibration compensation, which allows the Red drives to now be used in 1 - 8 bay desktop NAS systems (earlier versions were officially sanctioned only for 1 - 5 bay units). NASware 3.0 also has some new features to help with data integrity protection in case of power loss. The unfortunate aspect here is that units with NASware 2.0 can't be upgraded to NASware 3.0 (since NASware 3.0 requires some recalibration of internal components that can only be done in the factory).

      Source: Anandtech

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    So tempting! Shame I'm maxed at the moment having paid for flights and accommodation. Next the I guess

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    Best deal you can do for 5*WD60EFRX? Ideally I need 8 for my new NAS but I was hoping for 6.

    • +1 vote

      Hey daitro,

      They're already on special! :P

      Maybe drop me a PM and I'll see if I can pull any strings.

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    All the specials on hdds, we now need some specials on nas's

    • +1 vote

      Maybe pcbyte will be wise and offer 10% off NAS, like PLE did with their WD red deal last week.

      15% would be even wiser

  • +1 vote

    20TB ordered. Thanks!

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      You're welcome! Heh, I was wondering who that was :p

  •  

    Thank you Roland.

    Good timing, just converted HP microserver to a NAS, had been about to order some green 4TB and did a last second OZB check before buying. Normally goes the other way, I buy and then the bargain appears.

    Now to wait patiently for a NUC deal…

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      You're very welcome! :)

  •  

    Just ordered a couple of 4TB :) Thanks guys I was looking for these haha

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    These are lovely people they took great pains to build me a custom rig and get me possibly the last Gainwatd Phantom in the east coast.

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      Haha, not sure if it was the absolute last one but we do what we can, thanks for the kind words! :)

  •  

    this is a great price, i got 2x 6tb red drives via newegg about a month or two back and it worked out more expensive than this… damn.
    plus you wont get hit with customs tax if you're getting more than 2 :)

  • +2 votes

    Can't wait until 5TB are $199

    $188 for a 4TB is a great deal imo

    •  

      Let's hope the Australian Dollar appreciates again :P

  • +2 votes

    Rep, any plans on getting Hitachi Coolspins? I just bought 5 x 4TB from B&H but it's obvious I will need more in the not too distant future. Nobody in Australia seem to sell this drive which is a shame as they're an excellent drive.

    • +1 vote

      Hey Click_It,

      Let me look into it.

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        Thanks, appreciate it

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    Any one know if I use my current 3x 2tb wd reds in my 4 Bay nas and buy an additional 4tb will the 4tb only use 2tb if its space?

    My raid is set up to only use 4tb of the 6tb (3x2tb) capacity. Not sure the name of that. Some sort of redundancy if one fails I can replace and not lose data, I think.

    • +1 vote

      If you have a standard RAID5 setup, then yes, it'll only use 2TB.

    • +2 votes

      What sort of NAS OS? Synology have this handy tool - https://www.synology.com/en-global/support/RAID_calculator - just select your raid type and drag drives into the virtual bay.

      You could possible create a new volume, and add redundancy later when you can afford another 4TB drive or when you cycle the 2TB drives out of the system.

  • +1 vote

    Hello
    I just created an account to login and say thankyou to Roland for providing such an offer.
    I had been a long time lurker to this site so you helped me pull the trigger to actually create an account and contribute. (Placed order last night for the synology nas and the 4 tb drives).
    Very much looking forward to my new present
    thanks once again.
    Dami

    •  

      You're welcome Dami - looking forward to getting you your new drive! :)

  •  

    Good price for Australian stock, but as mentioned by skinny earlier, I picked up 3x6TB at the 15% off sale as well, and am good for now.

  •  

    Is this a better deal? From Amazon.com $285 plus shipping fee
    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00LO3KR96/ref=ox_sc_sfl_ti...

    • +2 votes

      Free shipping for Americans. Not us.

      Total price will come around approx $351.58 AUD delivered.
      So the answer is an emphatic, no.

      Not a great time to import drives, the dollar has slumped meaning local deals (who can bulk purchase) are becoming more competitive at the moment.

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        Thanks! I have just ordered 2*6TB. Will put them into the Synology 214PLAY later. :)

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          Nice instant storage! Don't forget backups though (assuming there is anything you don't want to lose one day)

  •  

    Could a power user do us a favour and update this as out of stock? We still have stock of the 6TB but I think most people were here for the 4TB - Thanks for your purchases! :)

    • What's you've done is fine. You can mark as expired when 6TB have also sold out.

      • +1 vote

        Cheers :)

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        There's still 5 of the 6TB reds left in stock but they've jacked the price back up to 380.

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          I've marked it as expired but the "out of stock" label appears to take precedence.

  •  

    and i stalled too long and missed out… damn it! :(

  •  

    aww nuu no more 4gb :(

    •  

      get the 6TB then……

  •  

    I use 3TB WD Reds in my HP Microserver N40L. Do you think it will handle the 6 TB ones? I could then double my storage and move my 3 TB to my secondary server (also an N40L). The current ones are working great but with all things electrical/mechanical they will fail one day and I want to move my data off to the next set of drives well before that happens.

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      I don't think there will be an issue depending on what software you're running. AFAIK, the limitation on the Microservers is that they do not have an UEFI bios so they cannot boot an OS from a partition greater than 2TB. But if you use some other device to boot from, then it should be no problem. Someone can correct me if I'm wrong.