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Seagate 16TB HDD Exos X16 7200 RPM 512e/4kn SATA 6GB/s 256MB $635.08 (Free Delivery with Prime) @ Amazon US via Amazon AU

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EDIT: Amazon AU just lowered their prices to be in-line with amazon US. Since prime works here, it works out about $5 cheaper. Especially if you use shopback and there's also the ability to use amazon au gift cards (but not promotional credit).

Original post:
It does work out cheaper than the other deal through amazon AU, I just bought two of these bad boys. If you're buying more than one be sure to order separately or you'll end up spending more due to import fees on-top of GST.

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  • +3 votes

    How many Linux ISOs will one of these hold?

    • +10 votes

      Depends on the distro, Tiny Core? About a million.

      • +3 votes

        Not sure if you get the reference. People often joke about "linux iso's" when referring to pirated material. It's a long running joke that people buy all these huge hard-drives to store Linux ISO's.

    • +4 votes

      One of these will hold jv load of Linux ISOs .

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      16000 of them if they're 1gb each and you don't accout for the 'conversion rate loss' which will give you a usable space of less than 15tb for this '16tb'drive.

    • +9 votes

      Enough for a little while, those 4k Linux ISO's take up a lot of space!

      • -2 votes

        Why you need to backup the internet? Your 4K will be obsolete by 8K in few years.

        • +4 votes

          What does this have to do with… anything? So because 8k media will be avaliable in the future, you shouldnt use 4k?

          • +3 votes

            @Vinodra:

            So because 8k media will be available in the future, you shouldnt use 4k?

            I remember the same argument when DVDs starting replacing VHS tapes…

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            @Vinodra: What I'm saying that you don't need to download the movie then backup and catalogue your collection.
            Just watch the fricken movie and delete it.

        • +4 votes

          You're making a lot of assumptions there. First of all, a lot of content that was produced at 4k will not get new 8k re-releases. There's a lot of content still stuck on other low-definition sources on DVD's, VHS or 1080p Blu-Rays. You're very mistaken if you think everything will get 8k re-releases. So no, it won't become obsolete because it will still be the best quality available for most content for the forseeable future. Yes, new shows will adopt 8k, but old content will not. Besides, this has nothing to do with anything related to buying a big hard-drive.

          • -5 votes

            @Cannix: So who you saving for? your kids? by then it be outdated for 16K contents.
            -Movies get outdated
            -Special effects get out dated
            -Quality get crappy.

            Just try to watch Titanic in 2020? Not the digitally remastered version.

            • +4 votes

              @boomramada: @boomramada

              You clearly have NFI how film works…

              Have you not wondered how they re-release all these old movies at 4K?

              Why does it look so good?

              Because that old 35mm film has a higher quality than 4K!

              Nothing to do with being "digitally remastered".

              A good example is Star Trek Next Gen Vs voyager.

              NG was recorded to film.

              Voyager was recorded to tape.

              NG is available in 4k. Voyager is not.

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                @theonewithin: Have you ever wondered why in so many modern movies it makes zero difference? It's because modern CGI is all rendered in 1080p, and it's all blurry anyway. So all the biggest blockbusters where it's actually a spectacle and that you'd want to see it in 8k all your effects are done in a res 4x smaller anyway.

                On the other hand you watch a restoration of say, Barry Lyndon and you'll notice a difference.

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              @boomramada: ………….and no idea re movies in general

              "movies get outdated" sheesh, a lot do yes, but far far from all.

              You do know there are movies older than 1995 don't you? Just wondering.

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            @Cannix: Pretty sure everything that was filmed on actual film can be rescanned at whatever resolution possible. Film does not have a resolution as such, no individual pixels like digitally recorded content.

            • +1 vote

              @Shaun Prawn: Depends on the film used. 35mm can be put on a 4k blu-ray, but 8k is a stretch. 18mm barely even benefits from 1080p compared to 720p, some encoders will downscale their encodes of movies that used 18mm because it looks comparable. I've done comparisons myself with vapoursynth on BDMV's of movies that use 18mm film and the difference is almost impossible to see even when zooming in.

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      Where we're going, we won't need Linux ISOs.

  • +1 vote

    Custom duty if 2?

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      Odd there customs duty on electrical? I think it's just gst

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      Low value GST if <$1k, customs duty equal to GST for o/s purchases >$1k. Same amount, but could be some paperwork to collect >$1k parcel?
      Presumably you could use separate orders if it matters.

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        It's cheaper to buy them separately as well if you're buying more than one, roughly $70 cheaper for two. And in some ways it's safer in terms of you can only lose one parcel. But then you're also more likely to lose one.

  • +5 votes

    16TB? Calm down

  • +1 vote

    A few reviews of this being OEM drives so won't be able to register this for warranty with Seagate. Since its from Amazon US it should be fine. I've had them refund me on a power supply after 3 years when it's failed. Including reimbursing me money for shipping it back.

    • +1 vote

      You can change seller to Amazon US official, the price is only a few cents more than Sabre PC, but the shipping takes a lot longer. I was on the fence but went with SabrePC personally.

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    Warning if you're buying two there is an import fee of around $80 on-top of the GST. I just got around that by making two seperate orders, one through SabrePC and another through Amazon US. You could probably just do two seperate orders from the same seller as well. Anyway, it worked out to $1318 instead of $1387. You spend a bit more on having to post two items but its still far cheaper than buying two.

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    Is it $573 AUD or $652.30 AUD?
    Edit: It is $445 USD after GST.

    It would be better to buy from Amazon.com.au and get some cashback?

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    If you have AU Prime, how can you use that via US site?

  • -1 vote

    Not a fan of Seagate, time and time again when I give them another go their drives fail.

    That said, these might be the only Seagate's I would buy. Enterprise grade might have the added reliability. Awesome price and 5 year warranty seals the deal.

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    bummer, only have few of the 8TB version in stock … at that price is a steal, works out to be $250 per drive …

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      are you sure? I think it works out to be $310/Drive..not sure where I went wrong, but I can't get around paying the GST

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    $635 on Amazon.com.au

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      Showing $639.93 for me

    • -1 vote

      That's without delivery. It does allow for prime now though.. says $639.93 now as well. + $14.31 Delivery. So, 654 delivered, or 646,92 if you include prime monthly sign up. Seems like the price on au page went down overnight, maybe they realized people were ordering from US site and adjusted prices accordingly. I've edited the OP, to indicate that the other deal is now cheaper.

      • -1 vote

        I assumed everybody has prime. Basically the best deal for subscription service at $5 per month.

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          It's $7 a month. But, amazon tend not to have good prices on a lot of things on the au store. And i don't think it's fair not to factor the prime cost into it.

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          I just realized moderators and admins edited my post back to AU. Idk why, when there was already another post for the au store. Now it's like i stole the other deal post :/

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    What's the odds of an unrecoverable read error before reading the entire volume once?

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      10e15 read errors per bits read, or one read error every 125Tb. So after reading the drive just over 8 times over you can expect an error. In real world use you're likely to see errors much less often.

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    Why are these so cheap? They are going for $1100 on most hardware shops.

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