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[Canada Computers] WD Black 4TB 7200 RPM 256MB Cache - WD4005FZBX - $148.99

This is the lowest price I’ve seen for this drive lately.
It includes a 5 year warranty.
And yes it’s CMR :)

Amazon just lowered the price to 157.98

WD Black 4TB Performance Internal Hard Drive - 7200 RPM Class, SATA 6 Gb/s, 256 MB Cache, 3.5" - WD4005FZBX https://www.amazon.ca/dp/B0792G331G/ref ... K1915PD0B7
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As someone who's never installed an additional drive into my store-bought gaming PC before, can someone tell me how easy this would be to do. I gave an Acer Predator G3 Gaming desktop (https://www.acer.com/ac/en/CA/content/p ... .E04AA.017) which apparently has an easy-swap expansion bay. Would it be as simple a matter as inserting it into the bay and that's it? It can't be that simple....can it? Thanks in advance for any guidance or advice anyone can provide.
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kevinshalfpenny wrote: As someone who's never installed an additional drive into my store-bought gaming PC before, can someone tell me how easy this would be to do. I gave an Acer Predator G3 Gaming desktop (https://www.acer.com/ac/en/CA/content/p ... .E04AA.017) which apparently has an easy-swap expansion bay. Would it be as simple a matter as inserting it into the bay and that's it? It can't be that simple....can it? Thanks in advance for any guidance or advice anyone can provide.
Yes it’s very simple, just insert and connect the sata and power cords and you’ll get a new drive letter with whatever capacity you purchased :)
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SonicRings wrote: That's a damn expensive 4tb
Depends how you look at it, you can get SMR ones for $100, possibly 5400 rpm CMR for $125 with 2 year warranty, or a 5 year 7200 rpm CMR for $150 :)
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escape1975 wrote: Depends how you look at it, you can get SMR ones for $100, possibly 5400 rpm CMR for $125 with 2 year warranty, or a 5 year 7200 rpm CMR for $150 :)
Or you can get a 4tb wd blue cmr for $80? This isn't a deal lol
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SonicRings wrote: Or you can get a 4tb wd blue cmr for $80? This isn't a deal lol
Show me a 4tb blue cmr for $80 please :)
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kevinshalfpenny wrote: As someone who's never installed an additional drive into my store-bought gaming PC before, can someone tell me how easy this would be to do. I gave an Acer Predator G3 Gaming desktop (https://www.acer.com/ac/en/CA/content/p ... .E04AA.017) which apparently has an easy-swap expansion bay. Would it be as simple a matter as inserting it into the bay and that's it? It can't be that simple....can it? Thanks in advance for any guidance or advice anyone can provide.
Hot swap bays are all a little bit different, but they're universally simple. First, you'll need to make sure it's designed for a 3.5" drive and not a 2.5", which is quickly apparent once you open it up.

Assuming that's the case, find one of those helpful Youtube videos that steps you through it and you'll be good. Even if the hot swap doesn't work out, you can mount the drive inside your machine and connect it directly to your motherboard. This is a bit more involved, but far from difficult.
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escape1975 wrote: Show me a 4tb blue cmr for $80 please :)
I'll post one when one comes along. In the mean time, don't compare current deals with regular prices, because it gives the impression like better deals have never existed.
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SonicRings wrote: I'll post one when one comes along. In the mean time, don't compare current deals with regular prices, because it gives the impression like better deals have never existed.
That’s my point, there will be more and more smr, turning all blues into smr,
and the prices probably won’t be back to deal territory until 2023 when there’s no chip shortage.

So unless you have a time machine this is a good deal.
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escape1975 wrote: That’s my point, there will be more and more smr, turning all blues into smr,
and the prices probably won’t be back to deal territory until 2023 when there’s no chip shortage.

So unless you have a time machine this is a good deal.
The wd blue was on sale in like April. During the height of chia.
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SonicRings wrote: The wd blue was on sale in like April. During the height of chia.
It’s harder to find the WD40EZRZ which is cmr, all I see is WD40EZAZ which is smr …
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escape1975 wrote: It’s harder to find the WD40EZRZ which is cmr, all I see is WD40EZAZ which is smr …
I bought one myself back then. Still using it. Definitely cmr.
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SonicRings wrote: I bought one myself back then. Still using it. Definitely cmr.
Must be the WD40EZRZ …
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I'm spoiled with the 3 $130 8TB WD Golds, feels disgusting to pay the same for 4TB black now
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SonicRings wrote: Or you can get a 4tb wd blue cmr for $80? This isn't a deal lol
Isn't Blue CMR 5400 RPM whereas this one is a 7200 RPM?
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xtrmDeals wrote: Isn't Blue CMR 5400 RPM whereas this one is a 7200 RPM?
Implying it matters. If you need speed you use an SSD. Paying more for a higher rpm HDD is pointless.
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UnexpectedToken wrote: I'm spoiled with the 3 $130 8TB WD Golds, feels disgusting to pay the same for 4TB black now
Wow.... that is an amazing price for 8Tb WD Golds.

The OP is a pretty good price for those needing a 4TB blacks.
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You can shuck the costco ones they are 8tb and are $180 but then you still have 2 year i think assuming you can put it back in the enclosure as it’s a white label now …

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