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First post, hurt me plenty. Haven't seen it this cheap before.
Buy tomorrow between 9-11am and get 12% cashback!
Which cash-back co. &
how long to wait for the 12% to find its way back home…? :~)
(There was a similar offer for Seagate 10TB desktop drives
a while ago, w/ 2x USB charge-points, Long ago,,, when we
first bought into Amazon)
was $239 on prime day
Prime day Prime day gotta get down on prime day.
https://www.ozbargain.com.au/node/589351 was $17x
How do I miss these bargains? I virtually live here.
I saw this while still plenty of stock, only realized it was REALLY cheap when out of stock.
Not in a hurry to upgrade so will be waiting for the next <$20/TB deal
Someone should make an app
to notify its subscribers when-
ever a bargain (for items on
a list of easy-to-describe items-
of-interest) is listed & sensed.
That wasn't a deal, not many sold at that price.
It certainly seems like a deal to me with the 30TB in my NAS from it.
Wow, lucky you. I was in the market for a 10+TB drive, but was too slow. T_T
was $172 for like 20 mins couple weeks back
Most likely a mistake :)
yes i bought at $172 at that day and already recived it.
How is your mistake?
@Daabido: I heard he starts high school next year
I got mine too. Happy days.
US plug even if you buy it from AU.
They also pack it with a couple pieces of paper as padding. Make sure you run an extended test.
Are you sure? It states "Australian version" in the Amazon title.
True about Amazon's dreadful packaging.
Bought one previously. Sold by Amazon AU, and got to my door in two days.
There was another report in the $179 deal thread.
Just email wd support and request the correct power adapter. They sent me 3…
but I shucked them anyways. lol
Do you like shucking?
This guy shucks.
Tell me about the first time you shucked.
He'll shuck for money if the price is right
I used to shuck hard drives like you back in high school.
This drive is really noisey, so I would avoid, the 12-14Tb are way quieter
Returned mine for the 14tb UK deal
I concur. The 10TB Elements don’t use helium drives anymore and are air-filled.
Yeah, noisy as.
$173 for 10TB I can live with the noise.
But at 250? You might as well spend a bit more and get the helium ones.
My 12TB is one of the best drives I've bought, ever…. quiet and fast. The Red 8Gbs I had before are annoyingly loud.
Whats peoples opinions on the cheap 1 or 2TB drives? i have a 2Tb one and seems to work fine
They are cheap and have either 1 or 2tb in them.
1/2TB HDD are horrible price per GB these days.
8/10 is usually where the savings are at, not to mention significantly less power required by a single large drive than many smaller ones.
The 4tb SE version I tried from Officeworks last week was really quiet, and USB3 powered.
But only 120 MB/sec
More Linux distros!
Got 2 of these in the last few deals.
Easy to shuck.
Unfortunately both have reallocated sectors after read-write - reread test.
No more WDs for me.
With bad luck like that, I’d wonder if you received returned units. Seen it happen before due to the way Amazon handles their inventory.
I'd like to say yes. But they looked brand new sealed boxes and sealed bags on the inside.
Got 2 seagates recently too, both smashed the tests no worries. I had 3 WDs fail on me in a row in my nas a few years back. Thought I'd give them another go, didn't work out. :)
Which test should I run, and how long will it take?
@HeisenbergMelb: 10tb takes around 53 hours.
HD sentinel has that sort of test, but not sure if paid feature. Under surface test you choose read+write+read test.
What software do you use for read write read test?
There's heaps of different ones available.
I use the preclear plug in for unraid. But anything that can do a read - write - reread cycle will do the job.
HD sentinel has a test for it but not sure if it's behind paywall.
I found a free solution that's pretty let's you continue testing a drive over multiple sessions, and little risk in loosing your data if you select the wrong drive.
Step 1: partition drive into roughly 750gb+ chunks. Try to keep the size to base 2 for best results. E.g. 1024mb X 750 for 750gb. Picking the wrong partition size would lead to a few megabytes bring skipped during the test. Most people should have around 20 drive letters free. So a 20gb drive can be split into 20 parts.
Step 2: use h2testw to do a write read test. 750gb will take about 3 hours at 130mb/s.
Step 3: review results and test the other partition at your own lesuire.
Time to build a backup server for my backup server
Don't buy it now, wait till tomorrow for 12% cashback with cashrewards
Keep in mind JB Hi-Fi Price matches Amazon AU. I got it price matched since I didnt want to wait to get my drives.
Are you sure? I specifically asked on an item and they said brick and mortar stores only?
I've had no problems with price matching Amazon at JB Hi-Fi before.
"A JB Deal applies to identical products in stock at both the competitor and the relevant JB Hi-Fi store at the time of price matching. The competitor price must be verified by JB Hi-Fi. Online price comparisons must include any delivery costs."
But what if you have Prime with free delivery
@OfTheOverflow: Amazon got free delivery for any order over $39, you don't need Prime.
@annarchon: Right, my point still stands. So they'd price match with no added postage cost? My local JB doesn't match Amazon
@OfTheOverflow: no they would add non-prime post fees
Anyone who shuck'd it before know if it's a SMR drive inside?
Spin at 5400rpm? or 7200rpm?
So would JB HiFi price match this even though it's a sale item?
I wish they'd sell these in a more "mountable" form. This is just another box to put somewhere in the house. That being said, can I plug it directly into a router to use as a network drive?
Almost any mass storage with a USB drive should work.
If it doesn't, it's almost always your routers problem, not the drive
When you plug it in and turn on the drive, is there supposed to be a light that switches on? I got the 12Tb drive from Amazon UK during the Black Friday sales. It has the UK plug, but I put an adaptor on it and turned it on. Unfortunately nothing happens- the computer doesn't recognise a new USB device plugged in. I'm not sure what the problem is- whether I have a bad drive, or the power pack isn't powerful enough, and I need to order a AU plug.
Can you hear/feel the drive spinning up?
should be a small light at the front and you can see it if looking down from above through the vents
Sounds like a DOA
My 14TB from the UK works fine
Me shuck you long time.
With some difficulty, I was able to get JB to match even though they said this was under their own staff price