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[Amazon Canada] 8TB WD RED (WD80EFAX) - $289.99

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[Amazon Canada] 8TB WD RED (WD80EFAX) - $289.99

The 8TB RED was $299 yesterday for Prime Customers. Today, it's dropped to * $289.99. Free shipping. Shipped and sold by Amazon.ca. Who is in for 1? or more....

Enjoy!

https://www.amazon.ca/Western-Digital-B ... 397&sr=8-1
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And Amazon has a one per customer limit currently. Will buy elsewhere
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Why are there only sales on the 8TB and 10TB reds? I need more 4TB but the prices don’t seem to move down. Why is that?
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mcfrugal wrote:
Feb 8th, 2019 1:18 pm
Why are there only sales on the 8TB and 10TB reds? I need more 4TB but the prices don’t seem to move down. Why is that?
4TB WD reds do go on sale for around $125 often. Once around Sept/Oct 2019 and then again end of Dec 2019. On sale last month for around $130. I picked up a few for a freenas build. They'll likely go on sale again.
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Unless Newegg packaging has changed, there is often damage to the drive. Amazon packaging was always better.
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DerekVinyard wrote:
Feb 8th, 2019 3:03 pm
Unless Newegg packaging has changed, there is often damage to the drive. Amazon packaging was always better.
I've been buying drives from newegg for years, always adequately packaged. You must be thinking of the NE USA horror stories.
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rilles wrote:
Feb 8th, 2019 5:01 pm
I've been buying drives from newegg for years, always adequately packaged. You must be thinking of the NE USA horror stories.
Not a good deal. CC had this for 269 a few days ago
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Feb 18, 2015
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Not at all... Computer Science graduated 1992. Newegg.ca shipped in a bubble wrap surrounding the drive, first serious impact pops the bubble wrap and leaves the drive exposed. Amazon ships in hard plastic suspended shell, inside a cardboard box for each drive.
I have have ordered too many drives to count and after seeing my 3rd drive from Newegg.ca with the same troubled packing, never looked back, despite the price.
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The Seagate Ironwolf 8TB is $20 more, but runs at 7200 RPM. If you need 4 of those, then the price difference becomes an issue.
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sks8100 wrote:
Feb 8th, 2019 5:37 pm
Not a good deal. CC had this for 269 a few days ago
Yeah. OP should change the title so it's not misleading.
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5400 rpm? lol, They still make drives this slow?? I thought they stopped making them years ago. Horrible deal!!
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dazz wrote:
Feb 9th, 2019 1:49 am
5400 rpm? lol, They still make drives this slow?? I thought they stopped making them years ago. Horrible deal!!
They are not meant for a 24x7 high load 99.99999% uptime data center server. For residential purposes, these drives work better in an array as they are slightly quieter. I have been using Red series for a long while and like them.
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McMaggot wrote:
Feb 9th, 2019 2:21 am
They are not meant for a 24x7 high load 99.99999% uptime data center server. For residential purposes, these drives work better in an array as they are slightly quieter. I have been using Red series for a long while and like them.
5400rpm hard drives are bottlenecks for even old 8-10 years old computers. I really hope you aren't using them as main drives!!!
I am not talking about data centres... it's simply too slow even for home use unless you don't value your time and like to sit and wait it spin... And they should be banned from laptops too if any manufacturer puts them in.
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dazz wrote:
Feb 9th, 2019 2:41 am
5400rpm hard drives are bottlenecks for even old 8-10 years old computers. I really hope you aren't using them as main drives!!!
I am not talking about data centres... it's simply too slow even for home use unless you don't value your time and like to sit and wait it spin... And they should be banned from laptops too if any manufacturer puts them in.
These drives are meant to be used in NAS on your network. For most home/small business consumers, they most likely would have gigabit network only. Gigabit network at most could sustain about 100MB/s throughput. A modern 5400rpm drive like this can handle this speed easily. You are looking for an usage that is not the main purpose of the NAS specific drive.

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