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[Amazon.ca] Seagate Expansion 16TB External HDD (STKP16000402) - $499

Seagate Expansion 16TB External Hard Drive HDD - USB 3.0, with Rescue Data Recovery Services (STKP16000402)

Seagate Exos X16 ST16000NM001G (CMR) inside. :)

Kinda warm for 16TB? ....I remember it was hovering around $599 - $525 a few months ago with the CHIA (XCH) craze. Same price at Best Buy.

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Higher capacities are great until they break, at that moment you find out how much data is really hold in 16TB haha ^^ I try to stay at 8TB, already takes a long time to fill out at max speed.

0.0311875$/GB isn't cheap
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I wouldn't even consider this warm at that price. It was in stock from Dell not too long ago for $419 with another 8% rakuten.

You'd get much better value from the 14TB from Best Buy at $350. One thing to note is that the 14TB is likely a Ironwolf Pro instead of an Exos.

https://www.bestbuy.ca/en-ca/product/se ... 0/15469301
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sandboxseb wrote: Higher capacities are great until they break, at that moment you find out how much data is really hold in 16TB haha ^^ I try to stay at 8TB, already takes a long time to fill out at max speed.

0.0311875$/GB isn't cheap
Any hard drives are great until they break.

Given that these are Exos drives, they are one of the best consumer HDDs you can buy.
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I got 18tb for $380 in March from Best Buy. Seems it's something like every other month that drives like these can be had for ~$20/tb. If you're not in any rush for storage, I'd wait.
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pvdv wrote: I got 18tb for $380 in March from Best Buy. Seems it's something like every other month that drives like these can be had for ~$20/tb. If you're not in any rush for storage, I'd wait.
Not any time soon Post-Chia. You must think GPU prices are going to drop by the end of the year too.
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Nikhilvoid wrote: It was $380 in June
good to know and always appreciate those who post historical all lows...i want the best and lowest possible price.
only price errors are true deals - such is the philosophy of RFD.
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getting 2 x 8TB (2x225=450$) is cheaper and more safe IMO
also, instead of this consider buying NAS!
simple is the best...
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hainkurt wrote: getting 2 x 8TB (2x225=450$) is cheaper and more safe IMO
also, instead of this consider buying NAS!
You can always buy two of these and stick them in a NAS too. All depends on your storage needs.
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sandboxseb wrote: Higher capacities are great until they break, at that moment you find out how much data is really hold in 16TB haha ^^ I try to stay at 8TB, already takes a long time to fill out at max speed.
This is why you run redundant storage. Losing *any* data sucks.
h8g7f6j9k0 wrote: good to know and always appreciate those who post historical all lows...i want the best and lowest possible price.
The issue with historical lows is that some things externally affect the current price.
Chia for example has murdered the hard drive market utilizing like 30+ exabytes of hard drive space.
So while it's nice knowing what the historical low is, without context of why today's price is so high a low is useless because you'll never hit it again.
hainkurt wrote: getting 2 x 8TB (2x225=450$) is cheaper and more safe IMO
Cheaper? No. The costs of utilizing the hard drive are something that no one considers, especially if it's a purpose built NAS/SAN. If you're just plugging into a spare port on your main PC, that's one thing but if this is going to be used as any sort of serious storage each slot cost money. I've managed to get down to about $20 per slot but if you use a fancy name brand NAS these slot costs can cost hundreds of dollars each.
also, instead of this consider buying NAS!
Yeah I'd never use any drive "naked" that isn't in a NAS.
Do you not have anything else to do rather than argue with strangers on the internet
Nope. That's why I'm on the internet arguing with strangers. If I had anything better to do I'd probably be doing it.
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death_hawk wrote: This is why you run redundant storage. Losing *any* data sucks.
I agree, my comment still stand. From experience, if you increase your system drives' capacities it expose you more to the situation where you are losing a second or third drives while rebuilding. Again, just my 2 cent ^^
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sandboxseb wrote: I agree, my comment still stand. From experience, if you increase your system drives' capacities it expose you more to the situation where you are losing a second or third drives while rebuilding. Again, just my 2 cent ^^
If you are running a multiply NAS (especially 4+ drive bays) you ideally want the biggest drive possible, and/or biggest at best price point (more likely), because many are running some form of RAID.
Bigger, identical drives mean I need to upgrade much later than smaller, identical drives...
My sweet spot for the past couple years was 10tb... until this mofo Chia crap came along...

$199 for a 10tb Seagate Ironwolf was the standard. Got one just this spring. As said though, who knows when that'll happen again thanks to speculate, garbage currencies that pollute our planet and consume electricity en masse. Peruse YouTube and you'll see Chia's not that much more energy efficient than bitcoin..
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sandboxseb wrote: I agree, my comment still stand. From experience, if you increase your system drives' capacities it expose you more to the situation where you are losing a second or third drives while rebuilding. Again, just my 2 cent ^^
At the same time? Got be uncommon. Either case you should have another backup
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shutterbug wrote: Not any time soon Post-Chia. You must think GPU prices are going to drop by the end of the year too.
Maybe my advice was outdated - I don't know anything about Chia - but that's no cause for rudeness. I was trying to help a fellow RFD'er.
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TheDuffMan wrote: You can always buy two of these and stick them in a NAS too. All depends on your storage needs.
I would say, buy and use it as a BACKUP for the NAS :)
RAID is not a backup, so mandatory to have a second copy of your important data if you want to be safe.

Sorry, but I am a backup-a-holic ;)
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I think the Chia effect is slowly receding. I've noticed that 10TB drives have begun dropping in price in the last weeks. Back down to $240 when for months there were zero discounts.
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sandboxseb wrote: I agree, my comment still stand. From experience, if you increase your system drives' capacities it expose you more to the situation where you are losing a second or third drives while rebuilding. Again, just my 2 cent ^^
This is extremely unlikely if you run a monthly data scrub.

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