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Seagate Expansion 10TB $248.58 + $19.43 Postage ($0 with Prime) @ Amazon US via AU

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This seems to be the cheapest price for this drive $24.4/TB, it seems you will get a 7200 RPM Exos X16, Barracuda Pro, or Ironwolf Pro which are all good CMR drives.

Make sure to use a tool like HD Tune to check(takes 2 days) for bad sectors before shucking.

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    Bloody cheap

  • +2 votes

    I have two of these I got last year during covid for $300 each (hard to get a good deal at the time) and they had barracuda Pro's in them.

  • +2 votes

    Does it come with an AU plug?

    • +6 votes

      Most Seagate come with the universal pack else I think its like WD and you can log a warranty case and they send out a AU plug

    • +6 votes

      This DOES come with an AU plug. I'm using it right now.

  • +12 votes

    I spent $200 on a pack of floppy disks back in the day, I feel old and I’m not even that old lol.

    Pretty good deal though.

    Edit: because I failed

    • +6 votes

      Pretty good deal indeed - equivalent to 6,781,684 floppies.

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        Depends which type. Is that 1.44mb? Did you work it out off the usable size of the HDD?

      • +2 votes

        But why would I buy this if I already have a bunch of floppies lying around that I can use for free??

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    Is it a SMR drive?

    • +3 votes

      No, The drive you're most likely to get will be a Barracuda Pro which is a PMR drive

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        Is PMR good for NAS drive?

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          Depends on use, but generally better than SMR drives. CMR/PMR are best for RAID, whereas you might be able to get away with an SMR drive in a single-bay NAS. Either way, CMR/PMR are better. You also have to consider heat/vibration tolerances of the drive, again, depending on planned use.

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    Wow, such a good price.

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    Any recommendations for a Mac equivalent of HD Tune?

    • +1 vote

      DriveDX

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        Awesome, thanks! Will check it out over the weekend.

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    Price has gone up to $248.58

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      What was the price before it increased?

      • +5 votes

        $244

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    Bought a brand new 10tb for $200 on Facebook market. It had a Barracuda Pro inside.

  • +1 vote

    Can you use this for xbox?
    Is it quick and easy to transfer games between internal hdd and external hdd?

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      Easy yes, quick, ehhh

      • +2 votes

        Quicker than having to redownload a game with 50 mbps? :)

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          Definitely! You can play games that aren't Xbox Series X/S games directly off it by the way.

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            @theguyrules: I see. But they won't be fast in terms of loading right?

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              @Oauiii: Nah, but visual stuff and like FPS would still be boosted. Also it is pretty quick compared to redownloading I think it took me roughly 10minutes to move across COD MW which is like 200GB+ from my external to internal.

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    "Before You Shuck, Find Out What's Inside Your External Hard Drive"
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XNyXVFwt1es&ab_channel=acces...

    • +3 votes

      Just cheched a drive from a previous deal for a seagate 10tb and it comes up as ST10000NE0008 which google says is an Ironwolf pro.

  • +2 votes

    $24.4 per TB is amazing

    Now if only there was a 1tb portable HDD for $24.40 :)

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    TWO DAYS?

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    Is it good/reliable for movies/photos storage and use with MacBook/windows?

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      7200 rpm barracuda pro from the one I bought last year. Faster than the usual external drive posted here

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        Is it the same you have?

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          Yes I purchased this drive last year from amazon US

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      Sure, but don’t rely just on an external drive for safe backup. Learnt that lesson and have been using online backup ever since.

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        A little off topic, but which service do you use for online backup?

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          Backblaze. Been with them for 10 years, uploads are encrypted before they're sent and I get unlimited storage foe like $7 a month. I have 4TB with them.

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            @DavoW: Just checked Backblaze, i guess it cannot replace the cloud storage, it is just an HD in the cloud that you can use to retrieve the data.
            Plus it is only one pc?

            How does this work if I have 2 pcs and a mac and some HD's to back up?

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              @tryingtohelp: Each computer needs its own backblaze license, but any hard drives connected to the computer are counted as part of that licence. So my Mac backs up with 4 external drives connected, and it's counted under 1 licence.
              The good thing is they build in the redundancy on their end, and it's as safe as anyone can reasonably make the data for the price. Plus you can access the backed up files from anywhere, and restoring files is free if you download them.

            • +2 votes

              @tryingtohelp: Why not try Duplicati.com + Wasabi.com? Cheap and effective. (Total cost $0 setup + $5.99USD a month for unlimited computers and 1TB. $5.99 each extra TB)

              Why Duplicati?
              - Free and open source
              - Delta uploads (Large files only upload changed parts)
              - Encryption for backed up files. Even if other people can access your backup medium, they can't see your files. You can turn this off as well to speed things up and more recoverable if you loose the key
              - Versioning

              Why Wasabi?
              - $5.99USD/mo (Single drive/account can serve multiple computers)
              - No upload or download fees. (Backblaze will charge for downloads if on cloud, and less flexible if backup only option)
              - You can use the free space for cloud file storage and it has AWS S3 compatibility, so other software that works with S3, should work as well
              - Free trial 1TB for 30 days

              Things to note: S3 lingo, HDD partition equivalent is called a 'bucket'. Each computer can have it's own 'Bucket' and other 'Buckets' can be made for your other files. eg: 'Photos'

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            @DavoW: Which plan is this? Cheapest I can find is USD20/month for 4TB to use B2 cloud storage.

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              @spasto: I pay 2 years at a time, but it works out to be $5.91 a month over 2 years. B2 is more of the business/enterprise offering I think.

              https://www.backblaze.com/backup-pricing.html

              Not sure this is allowed in the comments, but DM me and I can give you a referral code for a free month.

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                @DavoW: That’s a pretty good price. How do you back up a NAS using a personal account? I can’t seem to find the relevant instructions online.

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                  @spasto: Network drives are excluded sadly.

                  What Does Not Get Backed Up
                  Network (NAS) drives, remotely mounted computers or volumes, or shared volumes do not get backed up. The reason for this is not technical, but a business decision. Backing up mounted or network drives can easily be abused. A user could mount the 10 or 20 computers in their home or small business and back them all up to one account for a single license.

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    Does anyone knows if it's a good option for leaving attached to a Synology NAS for backup the 8TB NAS daily? Thx

    • +1 vote

      Yes this is fine. Been advising my small business client to do this for years. You can setup Hyper Backup to perform the backup
      Also, its better if you have 2 drive so you can put 1 drive offsite rotate them periodically.

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        Awesome thanks!

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    Decent price, grabbed one. Cheers!

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    Thanks for the alert!
    Bought 1.

    Btw, 14tb is $448, but 12tb is $555… ridiculous

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    Thanks OP ordered

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    Will Officeworks price match?

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      They might match non-prime price… but they won't match prime price (as it requires membership).

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        $254.61 with 5% price beat of Amazon price + postage

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          Officeworks refused to pricematch as it's a US import "and usually a different model number to our local stock".

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    Thanks OP, ordered two to kick off the unraid server.

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    Make sure to get Amazon Prime to get free shipping because you can get 4 months of prime for the cost of postage.

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    14tb was around the same price per TB recently, probably worth holding off for that given hd's don't generally go up.

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      Yeah, I picked up one of those the other week. It arrives on Friday after some stock delays. ($345.23 inc GST)

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    Feels good to see a hard drive under the ideal sweet spot $25/TB.

    I know in 50 years or whatever it will be like looking at floppy disks now but it's nice to look at and cherish it now.

  •  

    Shait. Bought 4tb Seagate from recent Binglee sale. is it better than what comes in 4tb?

    • +13 votes

      Around 6TB better.

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    bought - thanks

  • +1 vote

    what's the tolerance level for damaged sectors reported from HD tune? it would appear all drives would have some level of damaged sector. Would be really difficult to get 1 unit which is 100% perfect. Any insight on this?

  • +2 votes

    Received my 2x expansion today and shucked it straight away.

    Confirmed both HDDs 10TB Ironwolf Pro.

    I believed for that capacity would be around $400+ each.

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    Hdd arrived today. Ran the HDD tune surface test… all green squares. Is that enough to be confident hdd is ok to shuck?

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    Have had nothing but trouble with mine. Continually disconnects. Slow speed. Running at 100% but transfer rate is 0%.Have to copy anything to it then delete original so nothing is lost. No wonder I swore off Seagate. WD For me all the way !!!