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[Amazon Canada] 10TB WD Red NAS Hard Disk Drive - 5400 RPM - $359.99 - Prime members only

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[Amazon Canada] 10TB WD Red NAS Hard Disk Drive - 5400 RPM - $359.99 - Prime members only

Amazon Prime members only.
  • Specifically designed for use in NAS systems with up to 8 bays
  • Supports up to 180 TB/yr. workload rate
  • NASware firmware for compatibility
  • 3-year limited warranty
  • Small and home office NAS systems in a 24x7 environment
https://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/B0719498XY/
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anyone find this cheaper?
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I just bought two drives and a 918+ Can I just plug it in right away and it'll work? I'm guessing it shares the files wirelessly? Is there a newbie setup guide that I can refer to as I've never owned one before.
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vivibaby wrote:
Dec 6th, 2018 3:04 pm
I just bought two drives and a 918+ Can I just plug it in right away and it'll work? I'm guessing it shares the files wirelessly? Is there a newbie setup guide that I can refer to as I've never owned one before.
i was in the same position 2 months ago. took some figuring out.
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It was $350 just a few days ago at Amazon.ca
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vivibaby wrote:
Dec 6th, 2018 3:04 pm
I just bought two drives and a 918+ Can I just plug it in right away and it'll work? I'm guessing it shares the files wirelessly? Is there a newbie setup guide that I can refer to as I've never owned one before.
It's actually quite simple...
Check out this guide, it is pretty decent to get started.

It doesn't share files wirelessly.. :) Typically your NAS is connected to your wireless router using a standard ethernet cable. It can serve files to your wireless clients (laptops, PCs, tablets, etc..).
Yes theoretically you can buy and use a Wifi USB dongle connected to the 916+ to connect it to your network wirelessly. But you will not really enjoy the experience. I would not recommend it.

Before you put any critical data onto your NAS, play around with it for a while, and experiment different things. Now is the time to try things, since if you mangle the settings so bad, you can just start over :) Also, I recommend running the disks for at least a week (and put some use on them - copy something big on them, and then use file manager to cut&paste it a few times, to punish the disks), to ensure there is no infant mortality case on the disks.
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n-ster wrote:
Dec 6th, 2018 3:37 pm
Better off with HGST for a few bucks more https://m.newegg.ca/products/N82E16822146148

I was under the understanding WD didn't "figure out" 8TB and 10TB drives thus why they bought HGST, that is why all 8TB and 10TB drives from both WD and HGST proper use HGST's helium filled "HelioSeal" technology.
its also why WD externals (easystore, mybook etc.)in those sizes had in the early days were straight up HGST labeled drives (later ones relabeled as WD Red once those were a thing and now mostly relabeled white (so as to not provide additional warranty) when "shucking" those externals became popular)

TLDR:aren't they the same drives, not really better off?
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Seems like the HGST Deskstar is being phased out (or rebranded to the WD brand).
If you check (B&H site), it says that it's discontinued.
Additionally on newegg.ca, the HGST deskstar drives have been "on sale" for quite a while now and they are no longer listing the 2TB and 6TB HGST drives.

In any case, based on capacity, RPM and cache, at $389, the 10TB HGST Deskstar is a good price when compared to the $499 10TB WD Gold.

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