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[Newegg] Hot? HGST DeskStar NAS 3.5" 6TB 7200 RPM drive $189.99 w\coupon code

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[Newegg] Hot? HGST DeskStar NAS 3.5" 6TB 7200 RPM drive $189.99 w\coupon code

Just came across this on Newegg. These are fairly well-rated drives (made by WD), sale price is $199.99 but coupon code CEMCEEPW26 brings them down to $189.99. I need some new drives for my new Synology DS918+ and 4 of these would work nicely. Hard to find historical pricing on these but this seems like a good deal, however, with BF just around the corner, a BBD (Bigger, Better Deal) may be coming up.
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Tapout123 wrote:
Nov 7th, 2018 3:26 pm
a BBD (Bigger, Better Deal) may be coming up.
Thanks for clarifying what a BBD is... I would have been scratching my head.
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For this price... personally I would say it's hot enough, don't think BF will go cheaper than this( I mean for same brand and model, personally prefer HGST to Seagate ).
Thx OP, bought 10! :facepalm:
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b33f wrote:
Nov 7th, 2018 3:36 pm
Thanks for clarifying what a BBD is... I would have been scratching my head.
Bloody bad day would have been my guess if I had to.
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Not a bad price for 6TB DeskStar. Just wish these drives were more quiet.
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$199.99 was a good price for the 6TB back in February. I bought several of the 6 and 8 TB's for the home NAS. All are still working with no problem.
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Are these good as a desktop storage drive? Or are these optimized for NAS and I should be looking for something else?
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They are fine for desktop storage as well.
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Millenniunn wrote:
Nov 7th, 2018 3:51 pm
For this price... personally I would say it's hot enough, don't think BF will go cheaper than this( I mean for same brand and model, personally prefer HGST to Seagate ).
For certain it could get cheaper, as it has been in the past. I bought this on June 6, 2018 for $172.89, including tax and environmental fee, from the Newegg eBay store. Considering the prices have actually gone up since then I wish I bought more... But hindsight.
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The drive is as noisy as my washing machine.

The drive had bad sector and got replaced with a new one, so far the new one has been working well for a year now.
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slomoo wrote:
Nov 7th, 2018 4:33 pm
$199.99 was a good price for the 6TB back in February. I bought several of the 6 and 8 TB's for the home NAS. All are still working with no problem.
SRG01 wrote:
Nov 7th, 2018 4:38 pm
Are these good as a desktop storage drive? Or are these optimized for NAS and I should be looking for something else?
They are pretty good, but they tend to be noisy. Not a problem for my NAS that's hidden in a closet but could be annoying for a personal PC.
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Tapout123 wrote:
Nov 7th, 2018 3:26 pm
Just came across this on Newegg. These are fairly well-rated drives (made by WD), sale price is $199.99 but coupon code CEMCEEPW26 brings them down to $189.99. I need some new drives for my new Synology DS918+ and 4 of these would work nicely. Hard to find historical pricing on these but this seems like a good deal, however, with BF just around the corner, a BBD (Bigger, Better Deal) may be coming up.
Thanks. I was looking for them to be on sale again to buy two for my off-site backup purposes (found it annoying spreading my data backup across multiple 2TB drives the HGST 6GBs replaced). :-)

Not a super-great sale price, but less than I bought my original two for.

As for historical pricing, what I found seems to indicate that they don't seem to go below $199.99 often.
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Not a crazy deal by any means, but a deal that routinely is off and on available. I picked a 6TB HGST from Newegg for 199 back in December.
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guys guys guys, there is no debate on this.

the drive is super loud. why bother talking about other features??
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