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WD Elements 10TB External HDD $263.24 + Delivery (Free with Prime) @ Amazon US via AU

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Yet another round of WD Elements 10TB deal, though not as good as previous deals. Limits to 2 units per customer.

Features

  • Fast data transfers
  • High-capacity add-on storage
  • Plug-and-play ready for Windows PCs
  • WD quality inside and out
  • 2-year manufacturer's limited warranty

Prices accurate at time of editing, please note due to currency exchange rates there may be some small fluctuations in product pricing (usually deviations of less than 3%) on products sold and imported from the Amazon Global store.

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    Something something $130 something something
    (though it's a My Book not Elements)

    They shuck easily enough tho :)

  • +4 votes

    I like how there is a "10TB - Au power plug" variant for only $100 more. So convenient.

    • +7 votes

      Just FYI, you can just register your product on the WD website and ask support to send you an Australian power supply. I order two 8tb drives with US power supply and they sent me two power adapters from Vietnam within about a week for free.

      • +9 votes

        I think their point was the cable costs $100 otherwise known as the Australia Tax

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        You can also just twist the prongs and they go straight into an Oz power point.

        • +3 votes

          Ok in many cases, but not the best solution when you can get an Australian one for free as mentioned here.

          The various brands of power points differ slightly inside, as-in how deep in the electrical contacts are located. And when you twist prongs you loose some depth-of-reach - the prongs become physically shorter. In most cases it won't make any difference. But in a few cases - especially if someone can't or doesn't twist the prongs far enough back - it can create a situation where the prongs barely contact inside the power point. Then any slight movement or vibration can create a situation where the prongs constantly disconnect/connect, which causes sparking, which creates heat, which can melt the plug or socket, trip circuit breakers (if lucky), or start fires (if unlucky).

          e.g. I picked up a fan heater from the side of the road once, which someone had fitted a plug to themselves. It was a clear plug so I checked each wire visually, but I didn't bother to actually remove and rewire the job they'd done ensure it was safe. After several days I pulled the plug and noticed it was warm to the touch. I planned to pull it apart, but got busy elsewhere and kept using it as it was for a few days. Then I glanced at it one day and noticed it was melting, pulled it from the wall, and the power point itself was blackened and melted because it had been sparking away for days as one prong had moved in the melted plastic, slowly pushing itself into the plug but back out of the socket - creating even more sparking and heat. I didn't see the power point had been melting too, until I removed the plug.

          Ask for the free Australian adapter, folks.

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        To be clear: does the included power adapter support 240V and you just need the AU cable, or is it a 110V-60Hz supply and you need a whole new supply?

        • +1 vote

          Just a cable.

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            @plasmapuff: To be honest I got two WD myBooks they come with the plug bricks so you can't just swop the cable as the psu is the plug. That's why I just decided to get two for free. Initially used an adapter I had but if it's free and more reliable then why not.

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      It's called the "Australia Tax" for a reason… We get duped on so many good and services with as many dumb excuses for the ripping off.

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    WD blue drives in these?

  • -1 vote

    Tempting deal for that price! but what would i need 10,000GB for? pawn movies? LOL

  • +1 vote

    Do these need modification to the pins to be used once shucked? Anyone know?

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    Additional GST payable?

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    Officeworks is refusing to price beat based on it being the US plug version ): Guess I'll just get it from Amazon.

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      You'd have to get someone very new to pull the wool over their eyes on that one.

      • +8 votes

        And I successfully did after 3 stores (: About to go pick it up.

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          Which store?

          • +4 votes

            @Levity: I already bought out all the drives they had, sorry mate!

            I spoke to one more store after these guys said yes, and they said no also, making 80% of the places I asked a no. Sometimes it was a yes until the manager pointed it out.

            I'll let you know after/if I pick up successfully, I don't want anybody ringing ahead and telling them to cut me off! I also don't want to get any employees in trouble, Mr Potential Officeworks Rep :P

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          I tried and turns out the stock Officeworks holds has a different model no. So they couldn't price match.

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    Would a pair of these be good to use in a 4-Bay Synology DS918+ ? Or shall i wait/look for specially RAID-designed drives?

  • +1 vote

    Thanks, got one for my Linux ISOs

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    Wicked. Been waiting for the camel alert. This is still great value at this price point, considering the aus $ dive down

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    Is there a risk of the drive getting damaged in transit, if the postman handles the package in a rough way?

    Drives used to be pretty sensitive once. Has the technology improved & they're now more durable?

    • +9 votes

      definitely, worth paying the extra to get it teleported straight from the factory to your desk imho.

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      I bought one last sale. Mine arrived in the WD box wiht auspost sticker on, which I found odd. The previous time it came double boxed in amazon box. I havent opened it yet.

    • +2 votes

      No, not unless the big bump occurs while in use, or a vehicle runs over the box.
      Much more durable.
      Just don't drop heavily when in use, on to a hard floor, like tiles.
      A small bump is okay.

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    That's $USD176.94 according to Google; $USD160 or so is considered a good price from the sales I've seen (and just missed) on Reddit. Some of those in that link are from sites that don't ship here, but there's at least two $160 deals from Amazon; and a B&H Photo deal for $USD145

    • +2 votes

      FYI, the price is in sync with Amazon US site, i.e. US$158.99 at the moment, the price difference is partly due to exchage rate and GST…

    • +1 vote

      Keep in mind you'll need to pay GST on those Amazon deals and shipping on the B&H deals which negates the savings a lot.

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      That's $USD176.94 according to Google; $USD160 is considered a good price from the sales I've seen.

      Amazon.com.au includes GST which accounts for the difference to the Amazon.com price (which will add GST if you ship here) - though WARNING orders > ~$1000 they slap a random extra > $100 customs fee on!) No such extra charges on lower value orders.

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    At $181.45, 6TB seems to be better value per TB. But not sure if it's the same drive

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    Recommendations for a good media player this will connect to?

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    I'm wanting to buy a Synology or Qnap 4-bay NAS, and chuck 4 10tb drives in there. would these be ideal?

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    So it's safe to hook one of these up to the Shield? Im assuming the drive will automatically go to 'sleep' when not being accessed?
    I have a shield and want to run the Plex server on it.

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      Further to this, so people just unkug the drive, put the movies etc they want on it and then re plug into the shield..?

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    are these chuckable?

  • +1 vote

    Got two last time for my unraid server.
    Just a heads up, they can be noisy. If you want a quiet htpc go for WD red.

    • +2 votes

      These are a WD white label dive which is a WD Red without the red label.

      If you want quiet get a Green label dive.

    • +1 vote

      My white label ones I shucked for my server aren't any louder than my standard Red drives. I have a mix of drives that total to 15 drives at the moment, and the case fans are louder than the drives - those fans are already quiet at ~24db.

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      The 8TB (and lower) versions I believe are quieter. Even these should be quieter than the Seagate NAS drives though, so the quietest 10TB drives around.

      The 10TB whites and reds are mechanically the same and have the same noise level (I have both).

      Depending on your power-supply if you put them internally you may need to modify a pin or use an adaptor. No such problem in most NAS's though.

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