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Not the cheapest price but a best deal for AU as of the moment per https://au.camelcamelcamel.com/product/B07VC43JQB
Any deals on 12tb drives?
Don't buy Toshiba HDDs, you will not be able to RMA them.
Any more info on that?
I started a thread about it a few years back on OCAU.
Short story is that Toshiba won't accept RMAs, so you can't trust the "5 Year Manufacturer Warranty"
Ships from: Amazon AU
Sold by: Amazon AU
Luckily, being in Australia, that will fall on the retailer, and Amazon will need to worry about that, not us.
Sometimes a huge multinational power is a useful thing to have on your side.
@MasterScythe: Yeh sounds like Systemax was the issue. They weren't obliged to replace the drive but you'd be within your rights to send the drive back to them so they could RMA it through their channels for you.
That would have been parallel import stock which was knocked back.
This is Australian distribution stock from Amazon AU. Toshiba have to honour warranty on this Australian stock or else that would be in violation of Australian consumer law.
You will get warranty on this.
@hollykryten: As a massive amazon user, it'll still be easier to return to Amazon than Toshiba anyway.
Just live chat, say you have an issue, they'll post out a new one, and in that box will be a return label.
Done it twice with mobile phones, and once with a motherboard.
Amazon is popular for a reason, they're bloody simple!
Can confirm, got stooged a few years ago, never buying overseas Toshies again
@bender000: Yeah but this was Aussie distribution Toshies from an authorised seller as in sold and shipped from Amazon AU through this deal.
I see $426 as the price despite being logged into a prime account, any ideas why?
Because the price just got jacked up. No more deal.
Rather than pay $429 for this. I would rather buy one of these for far less and shuck the Barracuda Pro 10TB HDD from out of the enclosure. Sure you lose warranty but it's cheaper.
That's because you're not running any type of RAID or CoW filesystem; because if you were, the SMR vs CMR would change your mind quick-time!
Barracuda Pro 10TB is CMR. All Seagate 3.5" hard drives at 10TB or larger is CMR. No problems for RAID.
It's on the list as CMR.
Edit: i mean $426, not $429. Typo.
Oh snap, I'll buy in that case