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Seagate IronWolf 8TB (ST8000VN004) $280.50 Delivered (eBay Plus) / $297 + Delivery (Non-Plus) @ Shallothead eBay

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Following on from Cheapaschips2 comment which brought Shallothead's competitive NAS hard drive pricing to my attention, I thought it would be worthwhile to do a similar analysis per model and size to work out bang for buck. Whilst the pricing is good, I do wish they would clearly identify the model numbers of the hard drives being sold which is especially useful for those who want certain series or to meet a promotion requirement (such as the Seagate bonus 500GB SSD deal), and also really hope Shallothead tidies up their eBay listings in the future to make it a little bit easier for me to get the details and share the deal with OzBargain ;)

Summary

Best bang for buck in Price per TB would be the Seagate IronWolf 4TB (goes against conventional wisdom that it should get cheaper as it gets larger) however given the most popular size on OzBargain typically is the 8TB model (which also happens to be eligible for the Seagate promotion mentioned above with a confirmed model number), I've named this deal based on that. The WD Reds are not competitive at all in this competition.

Note that whilst eBay Plus users can get the 15% off with free shipping, non-Plus members however will only get the 10% off and will need to add on shipping which varies depending on where you live. For Sydney CBD, this is approx $15 based on my random check but YMMV.

Price per TB Analysis

Name Model Size (TB) Shallothead (2/12/19) Less 15% (PILGRIM) Price per TB Less 10% (non-Plus) Price per TB URL
Seagate IronWolf 4TB ST4000VN008? 4 156.20 132.77 33.19 140.58 35.15 https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/4TB-6TB-8TB-10TB-12TB-Seagate-Ironwolf-HDD-3-5-Internal-NAS-Hard-Drive-1TB-2TB-/254347761254
Seagate IronWolf 6TB ST6000VN0041? 6 245.00 208.25 34.71 220.50 36.75 https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/4TB-6TB-8TB-10TB-12TB-Seagate-Ironwolf-HDD-3-5-Internal-NAS-Hard-Drive-1TB-2TB-/254347761254
Seagate IronWolf 8TB ST8000VN004 8 330.00 280.50 35.06 297.00 37.13 https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/8TB-Seagate-NAS-HDD-IronWolf-3-5-SATA-Internal-Hard-Disk-Drive-7200RPM-256MB-/264409999466
Seagate IronWolf 10TB ST10000VN0004? 10 455.00 386.75 38.68 409.50 40.95 https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/4TB-6TB-8TB-10TB-12TB-Seagate-Ironwolf-HDD-3-5-Internal-NAS-Hard-Drive-1TB-2TB-/254347761254
WD Red 8TB WD80EFAX 8 369.00 313.65 39.21 332.10 41.51 https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/New-Western-Digital-WD-Red-8TB-3-5-SATA-Internal-NAS-Hard-Drive-HDD-5400RPM-/273393666203
WD Red 4TB WD40EFRX 4 187.00 158.95 39.74 168.30 42.08 https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Western-Digital-WD-Red-4TB-3-5-SATA-Internal-NAS-Hard-Drive-HDD-5400RPM-64MB-/254201412711
Seagate IronWolf 12TB ST12000VN0007? 12 585.00 497.25 41.44 526.50 43.88 https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/4TB-6TB-8TB-10TB-12TB-Seagate-Ironwolf-HDD-3-5-Internal-NAS-Hard-Drive-1TB-2TB-/254347761254
Seagate IronWolf 14TB ST14000VN0008 14 714.00 606.90 43.35 642.60 45.90 https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Seagate-IronWolf-3-5-14TB-SATA-Internal-NAS-Hard-Drive-HDD-7200RPM-256MB-NEW-/273990364107
Seagate IronWolf Pro 12TB ST12000NE0007 12 699.00 594.15 49.51 629.10 52.43 https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Seagate-IronWolf-Pro-12TB-3-5-SATA-Internal-NAS-Hard-Drive-HDD-7200RPM-256MB-/273484081858
Seagate IronWolf Pro 14TB ST14000NE0008 14 836.00 710.60 50.76 752.40 53.74 https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Seagate-IronWolf-Pro-14TB-3-5-SATA-Internal-NAS-Hard-Drive-HDD-7200RPM-256MB-/254100162564

Note
Where a model has "?" next to it, I had to use the eBay pictures to determine the model number which could be inaccurate/out of date.

I will also call out that there seems to be a second IronWolf 14TB listing at $749 (vs $714 above) which appears identical but just priced higher. I have not included it in the table above but if you're so inclined to pay more, visit https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Seagate-IronWolf-14TB-3-5-SATA-Internal-NAS-Hard-Drive-HDD-7200RPM-256MB-NEW-/264341492722

Comparison with recent deals

For those interested in comparing to a recent Computer Alliance eBay deal, the pricing appears to be slightly cheaper here due to lower list prices (pre-discount) even though the discount % is less than the usual 20% offered at Computer Alliance (for eBay Plus at least). eg. $280.50 vs. $295.20 for the 8TB IronWolf. That being said, I'm reluctant to post a table comparing them given I couldn't confirm exact models for each drive.

Original Coupon Deal

EDITS
Thanks to ItsBarney01 for pointing out incorrect URL for the 4TB IronWolf. Fixed.

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Comments

  • +7 votes

    Finally some room for the VR porn collection…..

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    The "problem" with these is having too many eggs in one basket. So you really need two.

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      Always do a RAID for anything remotely worth protecting from hard drive failure. And I suppose that's why the Seagate promotion is buy 2 or more drives to get the free SSD.

      • +2 votes

        As foamyknuckle wrote - RAID is not a backup!

        You should think of RAID as an availability solution, not a backup solution. It's still useful as it means you're less likely to need to restore from backups, saving you time later, but you still need a proper backup.

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          I see it as protection against hard drive failure as opposed to a 'backup'. Ideally you'd have multiple copies/version control/etc… and RAID is just one layer of that strategy.

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            @jace88: Sure, which is perfectly valid. RAID is great. I just get wary when people rely on it as the only solution. Luckily that's rare these days but it's an easy mistake to make.

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      You should have multiples backup anyways. 3-2-1 rule. Raid is not a backup.

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      Gsuite + rclone + encrypt = backup?
      Costs $15.12 and Google don't apply their caps when less than 3 users.

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        Yes perfect for small restore size, but I like off-site better for larger file restores as it much quicker and restore speed don't depend on shitty Australian internet.

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        What caps are there for more than 3 users?

        Unlimited storage looks good.

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          No caps. Even those with only 1 user are not hitting the ceiling despite uploading many many terabytes

      • -3 votes

        Usenet cost around 5 bucks a month, no limits other than every file has a time limit, starting from when it is uploaded, which is currently over 10 years. It provides full speed upload and download for any amount of data without any other limits.

        The catch is your files are accessible to anyone but this is mitigated by encryption. You will also add 10 to 20% to uploads and possibly downloads for error correction files.

        The trap with many online backup services is they limit download speeds making disaster recovery quite slow.

        Backup to Usenet can be automated for Linux systems and presumbly also for Windows.

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    Hnnnnnggggggg.

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    I purchased 2 drives previously and claimed the free 500GB harddrive and need two more 8TB for my new NAS. Is there a way to claim another free 500GB harddrive?

    The receipt will have the same name.

    • +2 votes

      You could always ask the seller to issue it in a different name? Unless your concern is you need it in your name for some other reason…

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    The first link links to a WD red not the seagate specified.

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      Thanks - not sure how I mucked that one up! Updated.

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        No worries. Thanks for the detailed table with every possible option clearly outlined :D

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          No worries. I'm actually thinking of doing another one for Amazon's N300 deals but the problem is it's from the US and whilst it's cheap, reliability of the drives isn't so clear.

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            @jace88: Don't. Last time I checked Toshiba US will not support Australian users (even if you post the drive back they won't accept it) and all you are left with is Amazon's DoA warranty & goodwill. This stopped me buying a X300 a year ago.

  • +3 votes

    good stuff putting the table together

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    Shucking these… is the cheapest option.. but you are forgoing warranty..

    https://www.ozbargain.com.au/node/501546

    I dont think Seagate makes any SMR 10tb drives..

    they should be 10Tb Barracuda Pros…
    $263.72 including delivery plus some cashback via cashrewards.. if you are a member..
    = $26.37 per Tb

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    Gday guys new meat here,
    just letting you know there are some Nas/gaming performance hhd's from Toshiba 8-14tb on Amazons CyberMonday deals still available
    I'm assuming they are better quality than seagate and WD.
    I bought a Nas one for my "movies" because its probably better built.

    Performance 8tb = $247.24
    Nas = $276.91

    https://www.amazon.com.au/Toshiba-Internal-Drive-128MB-HDWN1...
    https://www.amazon.com.au/Toshiba-Desktop-7200rpm-Internal-D...

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