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WD 10TB Elements Desktop Hard Drive $230.58 + $15.25 Delivery (Free with Prime) @ Amazon US via AU

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Good price on this external HDD. In stock from 1 May 2021.

  • Fast data transfers
  • High Capacity add on storage
  • Plug and Play Ready for Windows PCs
  • WD quality inside and out
  • 2 year manufacturer's limited warranty
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  • +1 vote

    wish we could get all the other wd deals when they comeup

  • +8 votes

    Last week I caved and brought US stock of Seagate for more. Of course, straight away WD AU stock starts dropping in price.

    So, you can thank me for the price of AU stock dropping.

    • +4 votes

      but this is US stock

    • +3 votes

      Thank you for your sacrifice. ('-')7

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      Was it you or me? I also just ordered a Seagate last week.

      • +2 votes

        Our powers combined.

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          Slipped in a Captain Planet reference.

  • +2 votes

    I received 2/3 so far from the previous 8TB deal and I'm a bit wary of how they are shipping them.

    Both arrived in satchels and not boxes so they could potentially be thrown around during transit.

    I've done a preclear in unraid and it passed so it is probably ok. Just curious on everyone else's thoughts.\

    These are also EDAZ drives, so air filled not helium

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      Just the one pass? I've had drives pass the first pass then fail the second.

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        yeah 1 pass, might do a second.

        Not in a big rush to get these drives in

    • +1 vote

      Amazon shipping is weirdo. I had 2 hard drives arrive in a box you could fit a cadaver in.
      WITH NO PADDING so they just bouncing around in there, jiggling along till delivery.
      Drives seem fine, at least WD pack them well.

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      Are the 10TB ones helium then?

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        So far they seem to be helium (mine has a helium level in SMART). Also an EDAZ drive

        • +3 votes

          I bought the 10TB WD101EDAZ last year and they were air filled. Not sure if aus or us stock though. I dont remember

    • +1 vote

      I had my 18TB in a satchel from UK, no padding, massive drop mark on the box so was obviously handled poorly. Plugged it in an very loud clicking sound every few seconds, obviously faulty now from a drop. I can’t believe the put bubble wrap in boxes with toilet paper yet put a hard drive in a satchel - crazy!

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        Yep 2 of my recent ones just came in satchels

        Doing surface tests and they seem to be ok

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        Mine came in a cardboard box, no original packaging and no padding, just a drive banging around in a box!!
        I lodged a complaint with Amazon, WTF Amazon really bad.

  • +1 vote

    Is there price protection at Amazon? Bought yesterday for 243

    • +1 vote

      YMMV. They might give you a credit. They might not.

    • +3 votes

      Just cancel it and make another purchase? I am pretty sure it is not shipped yet

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      just talk to the customer service online, and you will get $26 promotion credit. I just did that.

      • +1 vote

        That's very generous of them. I got nuffin =/

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          i also got nothing.

  • +2 votes

    Thanks to chia.net farming hard drive prices are going to be a bit crazy for a week or four. Maybe. If the rumours are true.

    This is an excellent price in light of that, and would be an excellent price ordinarily anyways.

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      I thought chia plots were focused on FAST SSD storage. I didn't think slow spindle drives were their target.

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        No, they focus squarely on big bulk cheap storage, SSDs are only used for initially creating the plots (sections of data used for the proof of work)

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        hashing is done on the SSD with CPU power, final work is stored on an HDD.

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          Oh fudge! Does this mean CPU prices will go up too?

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        it's the opposite, priority are hdd over ssd

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          yep, basically people are encouraged to spend 10-25% on SSDs and the rest on drives.

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      personally I think its all hype from being a new coin and marketed to personal PC users, there's no value created with this coin compared to say filecoin. Which is a shame because I'd love to see a datacoin that makes it for personal PC uses to add their old unused hardrive space to use in cloud services or something useful.

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        Filecoin is a great idea but fundamentally broken. When you need a 20-series GPU, 32 cores and 128G of RAM plus a huge amount of collateral which can literally be lost with 30-60 mins of downtime just to participate, literally no normal person can get involved.

        Chia doesn't create "no value", it's an attempt at replacing the sort of transactions that currently run on BTC. The value is proof of work just like with BTC - it's just a different medium. If that's not interesting to you, sure, but for a lot of people it does mean something.

        However, it would be super neat if someone were to, I don't know, fork the StorJ codebase into a new open source project that dumped the StorJ coin and used Chia instead, thus accomplishing your goals (a datacoin) … but that person sadly won't be me. That sort of thing will happen though, I'm strongly suspecting.

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    @Zorlin
    "This is an excellent price in light of that, and would be an excellent price ordinarily anyways."

    I agree… I paid A$2630.00 back in Dec-2019.

  • +3 votes

    Just bought
    - 4x Seagate 16TB at $423.65 https://www.amazon.com.au/gp/product/B08899GVT6/
    - 1x WD 18tb at $504 https://www.amazon.com.au/gp/product/B08KTRBHP1/
    - 1x WD 10tb at $230 from here.

    Let's see if this forewarned HDD shortage is for reals.

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      higher tb/drive are more desirable, wouldn't be surprised if you could sell the WD 18tb for $30+/tb

      • +1 vote

        Yeah, there was a lot of love for the Seagate quality of drives, and 16tb seems fine. Would rather not have the 10tb, but should get here a lot sooner and is V cheap per TB, so there is that

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    2* delivered 7-17 May, after payment 10-19 May.
    I hope I will not have issues with my empty Synology DS920+ from 22 March (Afterpay refused my previous similar deal for some strange reason; this is cheaper:).

  • +5 votes

    If you don't have Prime you can order the same drive from Amazon US for USD 159.99+19.56 shipping ~ AUD 230.36

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      wont you get hit 10% gst when it lands?

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        Unlikely - pretty sure you'd see at checkout if GST isn't included; not sure as I didn't buy.

  • +1 vote

    I have an old netgear router's AC adaptor (output: 12V-2.5A), does anyone know if I could use that for this hard drive instead of having to use an adaptor?
    Editerino: Okay I just googled it and it seems as long as the voltage is the same and the amperage is equal to or higher than it should work.

    • +1 vote

      Optus router's power supply is what I use on all Seagate drives that were shipped with US plugs. As long as connector fits and they are rated for 12V and at least 2A you should be fine. If it's enclosure with additional USB ports and you plan to use them you'll need something more powerful.

      Why Optus you might ask? They're decent quality and people giving them away for free on gumtree, keep power supply and throw away everything else.

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        Yeah, it's pull, not push for most electronics (there are exceptions!). The device drawing the power determines the amperage (but not the voltage) so you mostly need to check barrel size, max amperage, and polarity.

    • +1 vote

      You might run into the problem that the barrel connectors are slightly different and won't fit.

      WD's generally have a slightly bigger internal pin to most devices, which mean their adapters work everywhere else, but few things match their devices

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    Can this be shucked? Need a new HD for my cctv nvr

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      yes

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      Yes. Though probably needs kapton tape mod done to use in a machine.

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        I've actually never found a machine needing the pin/kapton tape mod, across multiple desktops and servers. It's possible I got exceedingly lucky. Both old and new PSUs.

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          Lucky.

          I've had all 3 (6,10,12tb) wd shucked drives needing it. However, this was only with 1 particular psu manufacturer (seasonic rebadged antec's).

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            @metalslaw: Yeah I 100% believe it is needed on a ton of power supplies, I've just been lucky enough to avoid it.

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      Yep. Done 4+ of this variety, worked fine. I didn't even need the pin mod, though YMMV and it's common for people to need it.

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        Don’t suppose you know if a dell optiplex will need the mod?

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    Bought! Ordered a Synology DS920+ and already have 2x10TB drives ready to go along with this in it, so 20TB with a parity disk!

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      is it hard to remove the hdd from the case to have it shuck into synoology ?

      • +1 vote

        Not difficult at all - I'm fairly sure I watched some YouTube videos to give some hints.

        I'm running 4 that I got on black Friday 2019, shucked and in a zfs array. Haven't skipped a beat (helium filled model).

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          thanks… interested to get these ones and ds920 on upcoming EOFY, but from my research , seems like it is an air filled.and from previous posts, people stated that 12tb above are helium filled, so i think i might give this air filled 10tb a pass… :)

      • +2 votes

        the WD elements are probably the easiest of the externals to shuck.

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      Same, easy to remove & works.
      However, warning that it's not on the compatibility list.
      https://www.synology.com/en-au/compatibility?search_by=produ...

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    i only need 3 TB, can i sell the other 7 TB that i don't need?

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      You ALWAYS need a bigger drive. It won't be wasted space, so to speak

      • -1 vote

        not for a ps4, ps5 or probably a ps6

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    Damn! Bought a Seagate for $250 a week ago

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    oos now

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    got the 14tb version for 300 aud delivered from US. if that ever pops up again im diving in head first.

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    It's on back order now at $260…

    Does anyone know how the shucked drive in these (likely a WD101EMAZ) fairs in a desktop PC? Is it super loud? Quieter than an Ironwolf Pro?

    I've got a shucked 10tb Seagate and ended up with an Ironwolf Pro. Wacked it in my PC and it is LOUD with any activity on the HDD. This is compared to WD Blues I've got, which are virtually silent in my build.

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      you could try insulate your mounts and or use an old internal quick release enclosure to house it inside to reduce the noise, is it worse than blacks? if it is then maybe an issue

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        Thanks for the comment. Pretty sure it's just the nature of the drive. I've never had blacks.

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      Just circling back, bought this deal, got it yesterday. Its a WD100EDAZ inside.

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    For the shuckers, got the 10TB in this deal yesterday. Its a WD100EDAZ inside.

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      Nice. Is this one quiet?

      • +1 vote

        Just finished doing a pre-clear (takes about 36 hours) so haven't shucked yet. Couldn't really hear it in its own enclosure though.

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      The recent 8TB are also EDAZ

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      I got WD100EDAZ-11F3RA0 too. Is this helium?
      Trying to test before transferring to Synology DS920+.
      Suggested tools? Trying H2testw (I use for SD cards) but extremely slow & Only 9,537,107 of 9,537,501 MByte tested.

      • +1 vote

        The WD100EDAZ should be helium filled, looking at the R/N number it appears to be 12TB drives limited to 10TB.

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          I don't think the EDAZ are helium

          There is no helium level stats in the SMART data like my EMAZ drives

      • +1 vote

        SMART data shows the Helium level on this drive.

  •  

    received this today anddddddd……it's a dead one. pfff!!!

    update: bought a new one and Amazon refunded the price difference.

  •  

    WD101EMAZ, working but power on time 10965 hours, power on count 62. Basically it's a new case with a used disk. I applied to return the hard drive (awaiting to send back).

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      may i know how do you checked wheter it is a used onr or a new ones? @tedzozb

      Thanks

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        crystaldiskinfo, free software.