10TB WD Easystore + 32GB USB $180

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  1. ythe1300

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    Thanks for putting this up, I grabbed 2 of these on the black Friday sale for a RAID 1 on my freeNAS box... I had been kicking myself for not having a hot spare available.
     
  2. etekberg

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    No point in a hot spare for a raid 1, which freenas calls a mirror, just add the disk to the mirror resulting in a 3 disk mirror. You'll be better protected that way.
     
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  3. gawkgawk

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    Back up to $189 today but if you have a business account they are $170.99/ea.
     
  4. TechLarry

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    Is this a single drive, or 2 drives in a JBOD configuration?

    Also, I don't want to Shuk, Jive, or otherwise modify the thing. I simply want it as a mass storage drive and backup drive for Windows 10.

    I assume it's good enough for that.
     
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  5. BlueFireIce

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    Single drive. I forget the model number, but there is a reddit thread about the model numbers they come with.
     
  6. Spartacus09

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    Its a WD100EMAZ white label drive generally, which is the same speed/cache/reliability as the 5400 rpm WD NAS red drive.
     
  7. TechLarry

    TechLarry Can't find the G Spot

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    10GB Drives. JC. For $180. Whoda thunk it?

    My first hard drive was for a TRS-80 Model 4 in the early 80's. It was $2795.00 for 15MB (Yes, MEGABYTES!). That's just about enough to hold ONE relatively complex Word Document these days.

    That's just fucking amazing.
     
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  8. gdonovan

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    My second PC had a whopping 430mb. I think.
     
  9. vibe

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    my first job as a tech was installing these new fangeled FIVE (5) MB drives, full height 5.25" heavy as a cinder block, they replaced a full height 5.25" single sided floppy drive

    the controller card was full length double wide and got rather warm, wide bulky cables

    a few years later when seagate came out with the 20mb half height drives we were blown away

    before then drives never parked the heads, you had to remember to run a parking utility

    I still shake my head at smartphones in wonder, meanwhile kids today haven't a clue
     
  10. TechLarry

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    Yeah, the ST-225-1's and ST-252-1's were frickin' awesome when they came out.

    IIRC, I bought an external Mac drive that had an ST-252-2 40MB drive in it. I believe it was around $500 in 1987 or so.

    The ST-252-2 was a major improvement over the ST-252-1. IIRC, it dropped the seek time from 40ms to 28ms. Laughable numbers by todays standards!

    The one bad drive of the era was the ST-238R-1, the first RLL drive. It was a total POS and failure was almost guaranteed within a year.

    My favorite drives of all time were the Maxtor MXT-540's. These things had amazing fucking transaction rates and I'm not even sure today's drive could match.
     
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  11. gdonovan

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    I still have a Maxtor 8gig IDE drive in the spare pile I purchased new back in 96 or 98, if refuses to die.
     
  12. TechLarry

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    I kinda miss Maxtor, but the MXT series was kinda their last really good drives.
     
  13. gdonovan

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    Their quality ran hot or cold. I was convinced that they would cut corners till they started failing like mad and then go the other way. Rinse and repeat.

    I think I have two or three Maxtor drives left, just went through my inventory last week. Majority are Seagates with a sprinkling of WD and the odd Hitachi.
     
  14. Spartacus

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    I remember some drives back then used to be capable of RLL if you bought an RLL controller and reformatted the drive.
    Instantly more space. That was a fun trick.

    How many of you old-timers remember what this is?

    g=c800:05


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  15. TechLarry

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    Yep. It turned a 20MB ST-225-1 into a 30MB ST-225-1 instantly :) And it was VERY unstable.
     
  16. TechLarry

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    I know exactly what that debug command is :) Have yer Platter, cylinder and Head data handy!
     
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  17. Spartacus09

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    The quotes confused me for a minute
     
  18. gawkgawk

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    I run two of these 10TB drives as one "mirrored" drive through windows 10 storage space, then backblaze cloud backup. Might get some more later and build a NAS system but I have met my immediate needs.
     
  19. Extra-Titanian

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    Got two of these, had to price match their website in the store, they were labeled around $220.
     
  20. Spartacus

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    From what I remember, the RLL formatting worked well on the drives that supported it. I think I tried it on a Toshiba full height 40mb drive and it worked well.
    Don't think I tried it on the Seagate drives though.

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  21. TechLarry

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    My 10tb is supposed to be here from BB today.

    Next day free delivery, and no $129/year fee !
     
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  22. Evil Scooter

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    IIRC I put one in my sisters Vectra back in the day... green screen FTW! Do I qualify as an old fart?
     
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  23. tangoseal

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    I bet hes gonna use them in a huge nas, given that usage scenario its not bad.
     
  24. SolidBladez

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    Deal is still going at $180. Bought 9 of them later part of November/early December. Ran BadBlocks, all passed. Now I have more storage for my movie and TV show collection. :happy:

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  25. AthlonXP

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    Do these drives still have the 3.3 volt issue?
     
  26. Spartacus09

    Spartacus09 Gawd

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    Yes, they still require a backpane that doesn't power the 3.3v line, kaphlon tape over the pin, or a snipped cable on the power connector (or molex to sata adapter).
     
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  27. arestavo

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    Working great in my Qnap TS-832X-8G-US. No issue with the 3.3V line that legacy backplanes have.
     
  28. Spartacus09

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    Same here my TS-1635AX is full and happy with the 8TB white drives.
     
  29. TechLarry

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    It’s what is this 3.3v thing. I’m just curious.
     
  30. RipperMac

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  31. TechLarry

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    Ok. Got it.

    Is this just a WD thing?
     
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  32. Spartacus09

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    No its a change in quite a few modern drives, not quite common yet, but not uncommon either.
     
  33. TechLarry

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    Ok, so WD isn't being a dick. It's just a change in specification that older supplies may not be compatible with.

    I can dig it.
     
  34. gdonovan

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    I feel old looking at that BIOS settings screen.
     
  35. Luke M

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    Am I missing something -- the price shows as $199. I actually purchased one at that price earlier in the week because I needed one but this isn't the $179.99 pricing.
     
  37. gdonovan

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    I see the $179 price, thinking about picking up a third.

    I just refreshed the page and it went to $199, mistake maybe?
     
  38. Blazestorm

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    Deal expired at 1pm EST I think.
     
  39. Luke M

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    Yeah, it's dead already. I hate it when they jerk you around with blink-and-you-missed-it sales.