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[Amazon.ca] Hot - Western Digital 10TB RED - 279$, lowest of all time

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[Amazon.ca] Hot - Western Digital 10TB RED - 279$, lowest of all time

Lowest of all time, just got the alert from 3c. Lower then black friday by a good amount!

https://www.amazon.ca/dp/B0719498XY

Fill up those NAS's!
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Wasn't the 10tb (white label) elements on for $179 just a few weeks back?
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MaDgamEr wrote: Wasn't the 10tb (white label) elements on for $179 just a few weeks back?
8tb
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MrDisco wrote: Limit 1 sadly
I know I always buy mine in pairs to keep the NAS balanced .. since its running drivepool.
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::2dFx:: wrote: Lmao that ultimately kills the deal.
I bought 2 by using my wife’s account but you could always just sign up for another account and order as well. I will pull one of my 4TB drives and keep for a spare in case the other one fails later but I should have enough space for now
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almasyseifer wrote: 28$/TB

the 8TB version is a slightly better deal at 200$, 25$/TB link
I only have 4 bays so this is good deal. I was considering iron wolf but 8tb for $279 vs 10TB for $279 is better deal and I don’t need 7200rpm per se as it is used for offline storage/backup of files from laptops and serving files to TV
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almasyseifer wrote: 28$/TB

the 8TB version is a slightly better deal at 200$, 25$/TB link
Don't forget slot costs.
Most people have fairly expensive NASes that cost $100+ per drive.
Assuming $100/slot, that makes it $38/TB and $37.50/TB. For $0.50/TB I'd go with the 10TB.
Obviously you have to adjust for how much your NAS actually costs. Mine for example is $25/slot which makes the 8TB a better deal for me.
MaDgamEr wrote: Wasn't the 10tb (white label) elements on for $179 just a few weeks back?
Even if it was 10TB you can't compare a shucked drive to a retail drive.
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death_hawk wrote: Even if it was 10TB you can't compare a shucked drive to a retail drive.
Why not? Do they perform worse or are less reliable than a retail drive?
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darkcloud8282 wrote: Why not? Do they perform worse or are less reliable than a retail drive?
It's a gamble as to what you get. Lately it's been pretty consistent but because you're buying external, you don't know what the specs are until you open it.
Buying a retail drive means you're getting the exact specs you pay for. An external all you know is you're getting something that's X TB.

Even if the drives were close enough to count (or you just care about getting 10TB let's say) there's still the fact that you have to 3.3V mod these to work.
Some systems don't care, but others definitely do care.

Then there's warranty which some may find important. Personally I don't, but some might.
Reassembly might work, but it's still 1 year vs 3 year. Plus now you have to carefully disassemble the drive, something I'm not going to do with 24 of them.
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Can anyone recommend some good NAS device deals to use these hard drives
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Amazon.ca has the WD Red 10TB NAS Hard Disk Drive - 5400 RPM Class SATA 6 Gb/s 256MB Cache 3.5 Inch - WD100EFAX on sale for $279.99, $307 or 52% off.
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Nice! However i Don't understand why there is a limit of 1 per Customer… makes no sense for a NAS drive (at least two would be suitable).
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Deal is dead. Shucks....missed it...
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almasyseifer wrote: 28$/TB

the 8TB version is a slightly better deal at 200$, 25$/TB link
ughhh f my butt. i bought this for 289$ in april...lol.
only price errors are true deals - such is the philosophy of RFD.

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