Seagate Terascale HDD 4TB (ST4000NC001) $120.29 + Delivery ($0 with Prime) @ Amazon US via Amazon AU

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Been scouting out for some 4TB NAS drives since I'm a bit iffy about using shucked green drives.
Found these Seagate Terascale 4TB drives on Amazon for a decent price, a bit cheaper than the Ironwolf 4TB drives on sale at least.

From what I could find, there's no direct warranty from Seagate, but there is 3 year warranty through Amazon.
Don't forget your 3.5% cash back through Shopback which brings it down to $116.07.

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Comments

  • +2 votes

    Why is this a bargain?

    The price has been increasing since August and is now the highest since then…

    • +6 votes

      camel is always good start.
      guess we also need to consider the value of the australian dollar ….not sure where it has gone since august but when comparing previous lows we need to look at what the aussie dollar was then ….. mis the days of 1:1, or even 90c US to $1 au.

      • +4 votes

        It was in the 67c in Aug, it’s now in the 68c, so it’s not the AUD.

        Increasing the price then dropping it a bit isn’t a bargain just an old sales tactic.

        Lots of totems have increased in price over the past few weeks, presumably in preparation for Black Friday/Cyber Monday sales in a month,

      • +1 vote

        camel is always good start.

        Smoking is a Health Hazard.

    • +4 votes

      I guess it's a bargain if it's the cheapest you can get it without having to rent a time machine. I need a 4TB drive for storage backup on my gaming PC so it'll possibly come in handy for me. I'll have to compare prices myself before buying but I appreciate OPs effort.

  • -3 votes

    You're missing postage in the cost OP.

  • +2 votes

    Why not using the $99 4TB Seagate from officeworks https://www.officeworks.com.au/shop/officeworks/p/seagate-4t...
    Not sure if they are a similar model or not

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      Data hoarders get rather iffy about which drives they use due to reliability issues. The Officeworks deals almost always win on $/Tb, but when you've got a server rack's worth of drives for your ahem Linux ISOs then you are prepared to pay the premium.

      I'm still cheap enough to use the cheapest I can find though; none of my data is reliant on any one PC anyway.

      • +1 vote

        none of my data is reliant on any one PC anyway.

        That's terrible.

        Is it due to bad ram ?

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          This might seem a bit sheepish but not sure what you're referring to, JV

          I didn't specify that my data was unreliable though…

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      No way to know what actual drive is being used inside the caddy. Could be the cheapest crap they could find or it could be half decent. Usually it leans towards the former though and they include low cache size or slow RPM which affects speeds (and reliability).

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        Drive inside is a Barracuda Compute, which is their 5400rpm SMR drive with 256MB cache. The drive performs okay for bulk storage, just don't use them as system drive.

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          How does it fare for a NAS setup? I try to use a mishmash of drives so they're all from different batches.
          I was reading that the SMR drives aren't exactly great, but for $99 it could be worth the savings.

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            @karu: Not great if you are using that in a RAID configuration. In general, SMR HDDs are not intended for surveillance or NAS applications, and you may experience lower performance in write intensive environments (e.g. when rebuilding a RAID array).As SMR drive might have longer response time than a PMR drive, it is also highly recommended not to mix SMR and PMR drives in one RAID type.

            See this for more details:
            https://www.synology.com/en-global/knowledgebase/DSM/tutoria...

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      The seagate 4tb is a barracuda green ST 4000DM004

  •  

    Where do you see "3 year warranty through Amazon"?

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