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[Best Buy] HOT 12TB WD external hard drive $230

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[Best Buy] HOT 12TB WD external hard drive $230

For those who missed the Amazon 12TB Elements, Best Buy has a 12TB Easystore at the same price. If you're shucking, same possibilities for which drive you get inside. Only difference is the enclosure doesn't have a power switch like the Elements.
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Once you are finished "shucking," are there any other extra steps required for NAS or do you basically just install it like a regular hard drive?
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.fess wrote: Once you are finished "shucking," are there any other extra steps required for NAS or do you basically just install it like a regular hard drive?
Might need to do 3.3 V power disable mod
if does not work with your NAS

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Keigotw wrote: Might need to do 3.3 V power disable mod
if does not work with your NAS

hey man, your signature, why do you need that many TB of storage? i am tempted to get one of these and put all my stuff on one drive. took a long time to collect a few hundred GB of movie not even 1TB yet. Most of the time i watch stuff on prime video, no storage needed lol.
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Picked one up, has a WD120EDAZ-11F3RA0 drive inside, appears to be a helium filled CMR. Took me a while to figure out what that meant.
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muscleking wrote: hey man, your signature, why do you need that many TB of storage? i am tempted to get one of these and put all my stuff on one drive. took a long time to collect a few hundred GB of movie not even 1TB yet. Most of the time i watch stuff on prime video, no storage needed lol.
He is the ower of ****HUB, and needed a offline backup at home
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I need this to store my terabytes of VR porn.
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ormefocus2 wrote: Picked one up, has a WD120EDAZ-11F3RA0 drive inside, appears to be a helium filled CMR. Took me a while to figure out what that meant.
Did you have to tape the 3.3v pin?
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muscleking wrote: hey man, your signature, why do you need that many TB of storage? i am tempted to get one of these and put all my stuff on one drive. took a long time to collect a few hundred GB of movie not even 1TB yet. Most of the time i watch stuff on prime video, no storage needed lol.
Depends on what you're storing. 4K Remux movie files are anywhere from 50-100GB, and some TV show seasons are 50GB+ so you can hit 100TB quicker than you'd think
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game_fanatic wrote: Depends on what you're storing. 4K Remux movie files are anywhere from 50-100GB, and some TV show seasons are 50GB+ so you can hit 100TB quick than you'd think
right i forgot that people shoot 4k or 8k raw uses way more. i played with those a little bit. 2 minute it's like 1gb file. movie downloading 1080p still very enjoyable. less than ruins the experience.

so these 12tb ones just powered by the usb cable. i remember in the old days mechanical drive powered by adapter runs faster than 2.5 inch no adapter. i guess usb 3.0 can provide more power now without that power cable. it was so annoying dealing with the power cable in the end i just don't use the drive at all. maybe in a few years we will have 12TB usb or micro sd.
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muscleking wrote: right i forgot that people shoot 4k or 8k raw uses way more. i played with those a little bit. 2 minute it's like 1gb file. movie downloading 1080p still very enjoyable. less than ruins the experience.

so these 12tb ones just powered by the usb cable. i remember in the old days mechanical drive powered by adapter runs faster than 2.5 inch no adapter. i guess usb 3.0 can provide more power now without that power cable. it was so annoying dealing with the power cable in the end i just don't use the drive at all. maybe in a few years we will have 12TB usb or micro sd.
Actually this drive still needs external power, at the moment the largest drive available that runs off of USB power only is 5TB (I believe).
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game_fanatic wrote: Actually this drive still needs external power, at the moment the largest drive available that runs off of USB power only is 5TB (I believe).
all 3.5" desktop drive can't power by USB only. Need power adapter

only 2.5" drives + SSDs can power by USB
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Are these as noisy as the ironwolf pros? I bought two of those on sale but they are louder than my TV.
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Ordered. Hoping for helium even though I'm not sure why :D
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game_fanatic wrote: Depends on what you're storing. 4K Remux movie files are anywhere from 50-100GB, and some TV show seasons are 50GB+ so you can hit 100TB quick than you'd think
But then you run out of storage too fast regardless and just go with GSuite + Plex :).
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pikkiri wrote: Are these as noisy as the ironwolf pros? ...
If you end up with the helium drives, EasyStore should be quieter.
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hystavito wrote: But then you run out of storage too fast regardless and just go with GSuite + Plex :).
How much do you pay for a gsuite account with 100TB?
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TheGoodDealer wrote: Ordered. Hoping for helium even though I'm not sure why :D
Quieter and runs cooler
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https://www.amazon.ca/TerraMaster-D5-30 ... 54S3PZQM0B

How come no one talks about something like this for home NAS -isn't this a cheaper alternative to Synology etc ? this isn' t independent as Synology is but in theory one can use this plugged to their PC or router directly and get their own cloud ?
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viktor89 wrote: https://www.amazon.ca/TerraMaster-D5-30 ... 54S3PZQM0B

How come no one talks about something like this for home NAS -isn't this a cheaper alternative to Synology etc ? this isn' t independent as Synology is but in theory one can use this plugged to their PC or router directly and get their own cloud ?
Because that is a DAS
not a NAS

DAS is always cheaper
DAS have to be connect to a Computer or Router (if your router USB port can support multi-bays. Many can only support 1 drive)

NAS only need to be connect to a network cable

https://blog.seagate.com/business/nas-v ... t-for-you/
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