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[Amazon Canada] WD Red 8TB NAS Internal Hard Drive $260

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[Amazon Canada] WD Red 8TB NAS Internal Hard Drive $260

The WD Red 8TB is back to $260 from Amazon.
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If you don't mind shucking external drive
Western Digital 8TB My Book Desktop External Hard Drive-USB 3.0-WDBBGB0080HBK-NESN $193.62
https://www.amazon.ca/Western-Digital-E ... 01LQQHLGC/

reported to have Helium filled drive in side (WD Red white label )
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Are there ever going to be any sales on 4TB REds? All i see is 8TB and 12TB sales. I really need 2-3 more 4TB NAS drives but I don’t want to spend $200 for each
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mcfrugal wrote:
Jun 25th, 2019 3:54 pm
Are there ever going to be any sales on 4TB REds? All i see is 8TB and 12TB sales. I really need 2-3 more 4TB NAS drives but I don’t want to spend $200 for each
Historically drive prices never really drop in price. They just fade out.
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death_hawk wrote:
Jun 25th, 2019 4:24 pm
Historically drive prices never really drop in price. They just fade out.
that’s some good advice. so you’re basically saying the age of 4TB NAS is over and I should upgrade to 8TBs?
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mcfrugal wrote:
Jun 25th, 2019 4:55 pm
that’s some good advice. so you’re basically saying the age of 4TB NAS is over and I should upgrade to 8TBs?
Speaking as someone who still has 24x 4TB drives to deploy, yes.
I don't know what the specs/number of drives/etc are of your current NAS or if it supports large drives, but it usually doesn't make too much sense to try to "upgrade" (as in add more of the same drives) much later on.
If you have the slots and can find cheap drives, it's a no brainer. But if you're running out of space, it's time to consider that 8TBs are twice the size and cheaper (if you shuck).

Rebuild your existing NAS using 4TB drives and repurpose it somewhere.
Use larger drives (8TB are my personal favorites right now since they're great for $/TB) and start over.
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death_hawk wrote:
Jun 25th, 2019 5:06 pm
Speaking as someone who still has 24x 4TB drives to deploy, yes.
I don't know what the specs/number of drives/etc are of your current NAS or if it supports large drives, but it usually doesn't make too much sense to try to "upgrade" (as in add more of the same drives) much later on.
If you have the slots and can find cheap drives, it's a no brainer. But if you're running out of space, it's time to consider that 8TBs are twice the size and cheaper (if you shuck).

Rebuild your existing NAS using 4TB drives and repurpose it somewhere.
Use larger drives (8TB are my personal favorites right now since they're great for $/TB) and start over.
thanks for your expert advice. I just bought my very first 4 bay NAS last year and added ONE single 4TB RED to get started. My plan was to wait/look for sales on 4TB reds and add 1-3 more drives. My problem is now that I might end up with one 4TB plus 2-3 8TBs which is isn't optimal ....
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mcfrugal wrote:
Jun 26th, 2019 1:28 pm
thanks for your expert advice. I just bought my very first 4 bay NAS last year and added ONE single 4TB RED to get started. My plan was to wait/look for sales on 4TB reds and add 1-3 more drives. My problem is now that I might end up with one 4TB plus 2-3 8TBs which is isn't optimal ....
If it's a synology, when you add the 8 tb drives and the RAID array has built and normalized, you'll be able to remove the 4tb and replace with an 8Tb and it will rebuild and expand to the new storage space - without losing data
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mcfrugal wrote:
Jun 25th, 2019 3:54 pm
Are there ever going to be any sales on 4TB REds? All i see is 8TB and 12TB sales. I really need 2-3 more 4TB NAS drives but I don’t want to spend $200 for each
sent you a pm if you're interested in some 4TBs
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mcfrugal wrote:
Jun 26th, 2019 1:28 pm
thanks for your expert advice. I just bought my very first 4 bay NAS last year and added ONE single 4TB RED to get started. My plan was to wait/look for sales on 4TB reds and add 1-3 more drives. My problem is now that I might end up with one 4TB plus 2-3 8TBs which is isn't optimal ....
Oh you only have one drive? Yeah it's a no brainer.
Even if you literally dispose of the drive you're saving money in the long term with 8TB drives.
Sell it, give it to a friend, use it as a backup. 8TB is the way to go.

Someone mentioned above that you could build and rebuild, but I personally don't like doing it.
I prefer less rebuilds, not more.

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