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WD Elements Desktop 4TB External Hard Drive $159.2 @ JB Hi-Fi

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Cheapest I have ever seen this hard drive, not much else to say really.

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    Man I just bought 2 of these last week at $179

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    What do people store in their 4TB hard drives? Seems like it's too much space for the average person.

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      Rare Linux isos.

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      There is no such thing as too much storage.

      For me the big one is my photography. I have already shot well over 1TB this year. I have multiple copies. At least 2 at home and 1 at mother or mother in law's house.

      If you were doing video editing you'd eat it up even more quickly.

      There's also science software and data. You can download Astronomy catalogs and Hubble Telescope data (a year after produced) if you know where to look. Then there's computer enthusiasts with Linux distros and virtual machine images. I'm guilty on all these.

      There are legal sources for music and video. My Google Play and iTunes audio are taking up quite a few GB between podcasts and music.

      Educational stuff like Khan Academy. My kindle library is quite a few GB as well. Also copies of free books out of copyright.

      I don't doubt plenty are using them to download movie and music torrents though.

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      Games or videos. Photos can eat up a bit also.

      Down the line I may get a 4 or 5TB drive for the Xbox One, once my 2TB drive runs out of space. It's about half way there so far.

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      Use it for storage with your VDR setup (yavdr + 4x usb tuners).

    • +13 votes

      Joystick drivers.

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      well for starters there's my massive Hardstyle and Happy Hardkore music collections that need to be stored there. then there's some pawnography … and then photos. so i'll need about 100TB storage thanks LOL

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      I have 2TB porn movies lol

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      Stuff. Just stuff.

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      porns and porns and porns and porns

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      Backup of the other 4TB drive because HDDs are so unreliable.

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      Photos. Shooting raw, 25-35mb per photo. I'm doing over 1tb per yr.
      It's too hard to prune files, easier just to buy more hard drives!

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    Does anyone have a link to stats / info on the type of internal drives inside?
    I'm looking to remove and use in a NAS

    Thanks

    • +1 vote

      If you get Green run WDIDEL3 /d on it to disable the 8 second parking and it should be fine.

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    Also have 5T ones on sale

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    will OW officeworks price match ??

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      Can't find the model on the OW website, so I don't think you can. Though there are plenty of other drives for sale as well, you might be able to get a match on one of them.

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      I couldn't find this model in Office works, they seemed to only go up to 3TB. They price matched the $127.20 3TB one for me and then gave me the extra 5% off so came down to about $121 for 3TB

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    I've googled its number.
    Seems it is GREEN as per comment:
    Quote from HelloWorld44235
    is it a red or green HDD inside?
    Green. Picked this same model up from Fry's last week. Been beating the poop out of it ever since. Tends to run a little hot under full load (49c).

    source: http://slickdeals.net/f/7880043-4-tb-western-digital-element...

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    damnit just bought a seagate for $149 and I thought that was a good price

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    I bought the 5TB version for $198.

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    Just letting you guys know that I am currently transferring a 4TB hdd to my NAS. It is a pain in the butt and taking days. Just make sure that the transfer speeds are really fast otherwise it would be a real pain to recover the data from this if it is going to be slow.

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    Can you remove the HDD out?

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      From what i have read, you can remove it, for sure.
      But as far as it being ready to connect inside a PC, there are parts missing.

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        What parts are missing? It's a standard desktop HDD isn't it?

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          Yes, in the 3.5" it now seems to be the case.
          In years gone by, i thought there was some part of the HDD logic board that was made specifically for external USB use only.
          Looks like that has changed and you can remove them and remove the USB logic board from the HDD and use the HDD as expected.

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    How are these actually setup?

    Are they one single 5tb drive (does that even exist?)
    or a few smaller ones packaged together ?

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    Is this an online price or can I walk in off the street and pick one up from the shop?

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      prices online are what's at the stores. I've been to a few stores in sydney but no stock for 4tb, ended up just buying it online.

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      I noticed that the Sydney Westfield store wasn't advertising these prices. They were selling at normal price.

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    I bought two of these from Amazon, got a good deal similar to this price or maybe a little cheaper even with shipping.

    My issue is that they take a while to spin up when I awaken them. Also for some strange reason, sometimes when I am in xplorer2 (file exporer replacement) and click on a file on my internal SSD drives, it tries to wake up the external drive which takes like 20 seconds.

    I tried a little app called NoSleepHD v1 and it works, but I have to run it once for each drive. If I try v2 of NoSleepHD, it crashes (windows 10) however if someone knows another method to stop them spinning down, please tell me. https://nosleephd.codeplex.com/

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    Daft question - are these powered by the USB or by 240v?

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