Great price, just $2 more than Black Friday,
Unfortunately only 3.5% cashback from CR or SB
Don't forget to use discounted giftcard~
Edit: Fixed now. Gag no longer works. :(
What's the internal drive?
Don't know how accurate this is but this guy reckons they shucked one:
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@bobjane: Yup. I run several SMR drives in a home server and have had zero issues. Even the speed difference really isn't that noticeable in home applications.
I bought one from a previous deal. The drive is a ST10000DM0004 i.e. Barracuda Pro.
Also for those wondering it includes an AU plug.
I think the 6TB ($25.04 per TB) and 8TB ($25.94 per TB) are better value than the 10TB ($26.57 per TB)
True - but if you shuck these and have limited bays available, then paying the premium might be necessary
Good to know the cost per TB though
Not quite. This is a barracuda pro which is not SMR. For seagate at least, this is the way to go.
Hmm, Barracuda Pros come with 5 year warranties usually. Wonder if they'll honour it here if shucked.
Amazon might. Shucking mine wasn't too bad, didn't leave tool marks as far as I can tell but you would be able to tell the sata to usb adaptor was removed.
Overall it runs a lot cooler now so fingers crossed they aren't any problems.
Seagate's official statement used to say they won't go beyond the external product's warranty regardless of the drive used inside.
@AEKaBeer: That's fair. Shucked drives should last longer anyway, you don't move it around, better power supply and ventilation.
@AEKaBeer: There’s plenty anecdotal claims that people have taken the drives out, had an issue and RMA’d them as internal drives without issues so who knows.
6TB one is more cost effective.
I would be very wary of this. The two times i've ordered hard drives from Amazon US they were DOA. Amazon US pack them without a care in the world and i think it would take a miracle to get a working one. I've now learnt my lesson.
i have ordered 3 times over past 2 years
all working well in my nas
What temp do the drives run at?
My 3x WD 8TBs from January were well packed and all came out ok with the stress tests I threw at them. Might be more dangerous with a single drive if they chuck it in a satchel rather than box em up with those bags of air?
They are shipped in retail packaging with Amazon label attached, no extra box.
@DainB: This is how my first external arrived, not working. The second drive i ordered was an internal just recently (thinking it would be packed better), in a box with some plastic around it and it had be so forcefully thrown around that the antistatic bag was ripped. Can provide photos. I do not trust Amazon US and i'm sure the ok orders people have received were not sent from Amazon US.
@DeviousDan: Jebus! Dunno if the ordering 3 drives helped or if I just got really lucky then.
Hi mate, my 10TB arrived today and the packaging looks ok. I do notice however that the read/write noise is pretty loud. Do you know if this is normal for this drive? The only other drives I have are inside the PC case so perhaps their noise is dampened a bit…
I've bought at least 10 drives from Amazon, internal, external etc. All packed well, all arrived safe and fully functioning.
I'm specifically talking about ordering overseas from Amazon US. I can provide photos that show they DO NOT come well packed from Amazon US.
So am I. Not saying I don't believe you, just that you may have been extremely unlucky as I and others I know and here have had no issues whatsoever.
Even a bare drive should survive something like a 300G impact while the heads are docked (this number is something I'm dredging up from the 90's so may be a bit off)
There is no way a drive that arrives intact and in good cosmetic condition would be damaged from poor packaging unless they pack in some sort of battery to keep it spun up.
This is the reason for the fall-detection sensors in hard drives, it allows them to dock the heads before impact.
I'm not calling you a liar, just pointing out that you were probably just unlucky.
Hard drives can die very easily while powered off, so what you're saying is just not correct. Anyone who's dropped an external would know this. Having the heads docked doesn't mean they are indestructible, they are still fragile things.
Still waiting for my WD ones from 15 Jan…
I'm guessing you mean $2 more than Black Friday not Good Friday :)
Also it comes with US power supply, will need to buy an AUS adapter. Don't think Seagate do a free adapter delivery unlike WD.
oops, Black goooooood Friday :)
Actually when I bought one recently it did include an AU plug in the box (and US, UK and a bunch of other interchangeable plugs)
They might have changed it since I last bought one from USA Amazon but there's still reports of people getting the US plug only.
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That's a lot of JAV.
When is the next 12% off
This is really good timing, I've been worrying about not having a decent backup solution in place for the past few months. I just picked up 2, one for local and the other for cold storage.
10tb sure is a lot of porn.
for a true connoisseur, that's not enough.
comes up as $298.86 for me (that's with free Prime delivery).
Starts off at the $265.65 page initially, but once i load it into the shopping basket it increases
EDIT: disregard the above …. offer expired while i was in the process of ordering
Ah, beat me to it :p
Received 2 today, crystal disk showed them up as 10TB Barracuda pros =D.