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[eBay.ca] HGST DeskStar NAS 3.5" 6TB 7200 RPM 128MB Cache - $165+tx

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[eBay.ca] HGST DeskStar NAS 3.5" 6TB 7200 RPM 128MB Cache - $165+tx

HGST DeskStar NAS 3.5" 6TB 7200 RPM 128MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s High-Performance HD

Cheaper than USA and lowest ever in Canada

$180 - $15 (PROUDCA) = $165 + tx and free shipping

https://www.ebay.ca/itm/HGST-DeskStar-N ... 1438.l2649
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I picked up 5 of these on boxing day from Newegg ($199ea) and they're SO LOUD. I kind of regret not sticking with WD Reds - there isn't really a noticeable performance boost going from 4800rpm to 7200rpm. Just a hell of a lot of noise.

Good price tho.
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3ntreri wrote:
May 17th, 2018 6:01 pm
I picked up 5 of these on boxing day from Newegg ($199ea) and they're SO LOUD. I kind of regret not sticking with WD Reds - there isn't really a noticeable performance boost going from 4800rpm to 7200rpm. Just a hell of a lot of noise.

Good price tho.
I bought this to do RAID 1 with my 6tb red. Don’t want two red’s. No worries about the noise for me as it will be sitting inside DS.
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3ntreri wrote:
May 17th, 2018 6:01 pm
I picked up 5 of these on boxing day from Newegg ($199ea) and they're SO LOUD. I kind of regret not sticking with WD Reds - there isn't really a noticeable performance boost going from 4800rpm to 7200rpm. Just a hell of a lot of noise.

Good price tho.
I have 5 of these in a old case...they are louder than your average drive but it isn't like a jet engine taking off.
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Kaitlyn wrote:
May 17th, 2018 6:48 pm
That's 8TB, and it's more expensive per TB?

I am on the look out for 8/10TB.
Sorry I meant 8tb... Cost per TB is cheaper if you go with the one in the link that i provided....
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xtrmDeals wrote:
May 17th, 2018 6:51 pm
Sorry I meant 8tb... Cost per TB is cheaper if you go with the one in the link that i provided....
Basically the 6tb one is 0.036/TB whereas 8tb is 0.028/TB.
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3ntreri wrote:
May 17th, 2018 6:01 pm
I picked up 5 of these on boxing day from Newegg ($199ea) and they're SO LOUD. I kind of regret not sticking with WD Reds - there isn't really a noticeable performance boost going from 4800rpm to 7200rpm. Just a hell of a lot of noise.

Good price tho.
Would you say it's as loud as a typical 7200rpm desktop drive (ex WD Blue) or more like a WD Black?
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Akitakara wrote:
May 17th, 2018 6:57 pm
Would you say it's as loud as a typical 7200rpm desktop drive (ex WD Blue) or more like a WD Black?
I have two of these drives in my NAS. Definitely quieter than the Black in my desktop. Also quieter than the Ultrastar in my dvr.
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Akitakara wrote:
May 17th, 2018 6:57 pm
Would you say it's as loud as a typical 7200rpm desktop drive (ex WD Blue) or more like a WD Black?
I have the hgst 7200... It's louder than the 5400 especially when it's writing large files... Definitely a difference in performance between 7200 and 5400...

For NAS, I'd stick to 5400 HDD... They tend to be quieter and generate less heat than the 7200... And the performance boost is negligible between the two...
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Great price, and reliability of these is excellent (or so I have read). I've got 4 of these in my NAS (only a few months old), and yes, they are quite loud. Good thing I don't run it 24x7 for torrenting, etc. (it's in sleep mode a lot of the time) as it would be quite annoying (it's centrally located in the living room).
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That's a damned good price. I got a 4 TB Coolspin 5400 at Fry's in the US for $99 US in Dec 2015, and that was an excellent deal then. So, this is very good for a 7200 HGST ($129 US). It's currently $189 @ Fry's.

I would not recommend these be used in a fanless NAS like you can a 5400 drive. They get toasty.
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FatWallet wrote:
May 17th, 2018 9:41 pm
That's a damned good price. I got a 4 TB Coolspin 5400 at Fry's in the US for $99 US in Dec 2015, and that was an excellent deal then. So, this is very good for a 7200 HGST ($129 US). It's currently $189 @ Fry's.
It's definitely a good deal but if it were someone buying multiple drives, the $15 off code isn't as good as the percentage codes given it's just a fixed $15 off--i.e. you're only getting $15 off the first $75 and then nothing there after. For those buying a single drive though $15 off is great making it $165 for the drive.
xtrmDeals wrote:
May 17th, 2018 6:51 pm

Sorry I meant 8tb... Cost per TB is cheaper if you go with the one in the link that i provided....
xtrmDeals wrote:
May 17th, 2018 6:52 pm
Basically the 6tb one is 0.036/TB whereas 8tb is 0.028/TB.
Huh? :confused: What kind of math is this??? You seem to have calculated TB per dollar, not dollars per TB!

At $165 the 6TB is $27.50 per TB
At $285 the 8TB is $35.63 per TB; even if this were on eBay too, at $270, the 8TB would still be $33.75/TB
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