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WD Elements 8TB External HDD $201 + Delivery (Free with Prime) @ Amazon US via AU

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8TB back down to sale pricing. May not come with an AU plug, so if that matters to you, be warned :)

And don’t forget 3.5% cash back.

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    When 10TB $201?

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    May not come with an AU plug, so if that matters to you, be warned :)

    I haven't done it myself but I've read from previous Ozbargain deals that you can register your drive with WD and then request a new AU power supply from them. You just need to provide your proof of purchase, shipping address, etc. It takes a few weeks to arrive.

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      have done this with previous 8TB & 10TB drives from Amazon AU/US deals.

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      I recently bought one of these over the Christmas break and the replacement AU adapter didn’t take long at all. It was sent via FedEx and arrived in about a week. They constantly kept me up to date via email too. Great service.

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        Asked for a AU power supply in two seperate cases. They sent both in one package. All free, I agree, great service.

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          Just received mine and comes with US plug, do you have to request Au plug from Amazon or Western Digital?

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            @jominix: Western Digital, from Australia call WD Customer Support on 1800 429 861.

            Explain that your WD Elements Desktop Drive has a US wall adaptor and you are in Australia and need an AU wall adaptor to operate the drive.

            They sent me an AU adaptor by post arriving within 10 days.

            You will be asked to quote your drive's serial number, so get that ready.

            Note also that wall adaptors from smaller drives seem to be the same specs and work the same.

            The 10 TB adaptor specs (supplied by WD) are:-
            WD/AC adaptor Model #WB-18R12FN
            100-240V
            50-60HZ
            0.6A Max
            Output 12v 1.5A

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    Possible to remove drive and plug into PC internally?

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      Yes.

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        what drives are inside? reds?

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          This is the model number, I received mine this a few weeks ago. Helium drive.

          wd80emaz-00wjta0

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            @Lostoutback: Thanks for sharing. I really wish more people shared this simple info here. It really helps the community.

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              @AssangesCat: No worries, I've been commenting on every deal with this Hdd now haha.

              Also I'm a data hoarder so..

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                @Lostoutback: i have a spare 8tb ironwolf at home

                can i use the emaz WD drive with it in raid5? or are the speeds different?

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                  @furythree: I currently have 2x 6tb wd red drives, 1x 8tb ironwolf & this drive as raid5

                  Yeah works fine

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                    @Lostoutback: So Nas runs them at same speed?

                    With different disk sizes aren't you limited to lowest size. So even with 8tb your actually running 3x6tb with 2tb wasted

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                      @furythree: Use the raid calculator if you're after wastage reporting and what setup is ideal. https://www.synology.com/en-us/support/RAID_calculator?hdds=6%20TB|6%20TB|8%20TB|8%20TB

                      7200 would be faster but for a home /media server or file backup server (time machine, backup or Docker setup) you wouldn't notice a difference. Even surveillance setup you won't notice a difference.

                      If you're after a small/medium sized business where you need the performance than yes stick with 7200.

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              @AssangesCat: Just need to keep in mind the dates because the drive model inside can change anytime without warning. Probably less of an issue here with the white label helium drive but rather where someone is buying for a barracuda pro or something.

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    Time to replace my old 5TB drive that I bought 4yr6mths ago.

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    Finally pulled the trigger on one of these! Missed out on the 10TB the other day

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    Also question - as this will come with the US plug and delivery time is around 2 weeks. Anyway to jump ahead and email WD now with receipt and proof of purchase to get the AU plug ball rolling so they arrive around the same time?

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    now just waiting for more NAS deals..

    either QNAP 453 or Synology 918+

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      HP microservers need to make a comeback.

      4 drives in RaidZ1 or Z2 and you're set.

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        5 if you boot from USB (6 if you reroute that external connection).

        However, all the cool kids are running BTRFS on OpenMediaVault on these now (or me just me).

        BTRFS is like witchcraft - even allows drives of different sizes in its raid5-like configuration. Makes it easy to upgrade drives piecemeal over time as they get bigger and cheaper, eg I'll replace my smallest drive with one of these 8TB now, in a year or two the next smallest might get replaced by a 10TB etc.

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          Is btrfs still raid 5 with 1 drive redundancy? Or more like jbod

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            @furythree: are you running OpenMediaVault on another PC?

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              @impoze: No, on the HP N40L microserver as per the comment thread. Works really well form a USB pendrive leaving room for 5(6) disks.

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                @zfa: oh ok,

                the N40L's aren't really common anymore though right? compared to a few years ago

                any thoughts on building a small PC to run it?

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                  @impoze: Yeah, it'd work like a charm. Depending on the filesystem there will be contraints - e.g. if you use ZFS you need a fair bit of memory but otherwise I can't see an issue any any old hardware really. Just find something that will take enough drives.

                  OMV is like a breath of fresh air. I decided to replace my old Ubuntu install on my N40L with a dedicated NAS OS when I realised I'd moved all my ancillary services off it and it was just hosting files. I compared things like NAS4Free, FreeNAS, Xpenology etc and OMV came out of top. Just a nice clean modern GUI, Debian based (my preference), plug-in support, can run Docker containers on it if you want to install tools and supported BTRFS which is amazing.

                  If you do want OMV, then there's a pretty helpful subreddit, /r/openmediavault, which would answer any more specific questions.

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            @furythree: BTRFS is the filesystem - c.f. ZFS, say.

            I'm running it in the raid5-like design, so yes it has one drive redundancy. However unlike ZFS the drives can be different sizes and it takes care of where it's putting the parity etc. to make sure data is always covered. If you had disks of identical sizes then it'd be exactly as per normal raid5, with differing sizes it is a little more clever with where things are put.

            Has lots of other benefits - data deduplication, can add disk to an existing array whilst in use, swap out a disk with a bigger one and rebalance to parity to gain extra space etc. There's a few really good primers for it on YouTube which are worth a watch if you're into techie stuff.

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      With code “PREPARE” the DS918+ is $647 from Computer Alliance on eBay here

      Not the best ever but still pretty good.

  • +3 votes

    Great price, don't need one:(

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    Good price, couldn't resist!
    Thanks OP

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    Thanks op

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    I purchased a 6TB WD hdd a few weeks ago for $215. Probably should have waited!!

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    Sorry mate, how do we get the 3.5 cashback? Please include the link, Thanks.

    • +2 votes

      Sign in on cash rewards or shopback then click through to Amazon using their activate cash back button from their site then buy as normal.

      Cash back should be automatically detected after going to Amazon via their site or if you have the extension you can activate the cash back while browsing Amazon or any eligible for cash back sites.

      Sorry about to leave for work now but yeah that is the gist.

  • +3 votes

    Link price back up to $297.36 but amazon us still sells for ~$210 inc delivery.

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    Thanks for posting deal. Needed another drive!

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    No matter how cheap this is, I think I will just spend a little more on the 10tb one. You can't buy the extra 2TB for $90 later on. It is the slots on the motherboard or the NAS the most precious thing. Unless you want to use it as an actual external drive.

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    just received my 2 units today

    time to do a full test before shucking them for the NAS

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    Mine was delivered today

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