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WD Blue 6TB Desktop Hard Disk Drive - $130 + $20 shipping

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[Newegg] WD Blue 6TB Desktop Hard Disk Drive - $130 + $20 shipping

Looking to get a large internal HDD, this seems like a pretty good deal... but you will need to pay $20 shipping.

https://www.newegg.ca/blue-wd60ezaz-6tb ... 0002-00MY8
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$25/TB

$20 for shipping kills it for me
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$20 shipping, ..........what is this, 1990s? lol
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I have no idea how any company can still charge for shipping. Especially on products over $100.
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I remember these are CMR drives. Can I use them in light load NAS (not 24/7 type)?
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bigbug wrote: I remember these are CMR drives. Can I use them in light load NAS (not 24/7 type)?
Better use wd red plus
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bigbug wrote: I remember these are CMR drives. Can I use them in light load NAS (not 24/7 type)?
Honestly, I have old CMR Blues and Greens in some of my NAS's and they're fine. They key is my NAS has the option to prevent spindowns/eco mode, which I'm told is what kills these drives in 24x7 NAS's that don't do it - it's the constant in and out of eco mode (it's ok if it never goes into eco mode, it's the in/out that kills it).

Functionally the drives aren't THAT different, it really comes down to warranties vs added cost. Yes, Blues and Greens should fail more often in these use cases, but for the cost of 4 Reds, I can get about 5-6 non-Reds, so if the failure rate is less than 25%, there's not a huge benefit to paying for the extra warranty. My RAID is striped, so as long as 2 drives don't die at the same time (unlikely), the risk is really low.

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